Elementary Statistics in Social Research / Edition 12

Elementary Statistics in Social Research / Edition 12

by Jack A. Levin, James Alan Fox, David R. Forde
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205845487

ISBN-13: 9780205845484

Pub. Date: 07/05/2013

Publisher: Pearson

Provides an understanding of statistics in the social sciences.

This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques. The eleventh edition of Elementary Statistics in Social Research is written to be

Overview

Provides an understanding of statistics in the social sciences.

This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques. The eleventh edition of Elementary Statistics in Social Research is written to be understandable to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the importance of statistics in the social sciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205845484
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/05/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
693,321
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Why the Social Researcher Uses Statistics

PART ONE: Description

Chapter 2: Organizing the Data

Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency

Chapter 4 : Measures of Variability

PART TWO: From Description to Decision Making

Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve

Chapter 6: Samples and Populations

PART THREE: Decision Making

Chapter 7 : Testing Differences between Means

Chapter 8 : Analysis of Variance

Chapter 9 : Nonparametric Tests of Significance

PART FOUR: From Decision Making to Association

Chapter 10: Correlation

Chapter 11 : Regression Analysis

Chapter 12: Nonparametric Measures of Correlation

PART FIVE: Applying Statistics

Chapter 13: Choosing Statistical Procedures for Research Problems

APPENDICES

Appendix A Introduction to SPSS

Appendix B A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics

Appendix C Tables

Appendix D List of Formulas

Glossary

Answers to Problems

Index

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