Elementary Statistics in Social Research / Edition 12

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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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Editorial Reviews

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An introductory textbook updated and revised again first or previous edition dates are not specified. Includes end of chapter problem sets, detailed illustrations of statistical procedures located strategically throughout the text, and a glossary, but no bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205845484
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/5/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 305,988
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. His research interests include, criminology, murder, prejudice and hate, and social psychology. Dr. Levin's other books include The Violence of Hate, Why We Hate, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Sensleless Murder (with James Alan Fox), and Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (with James Alan Fox).

James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professorof Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University. He is the author or co-author of sixteen books including Will to Kill and Extreme Killing (both with Jack Levin); winner of the 2007 Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship; and a former Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice.

David Forde is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. His principal research activity has been collecting survey and evaluation data on issues of criminal victimization and trauma. Dr. Forde is a current advisor to the National Institute for Law and Equity and a past advisor to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on best practices to reduce crime.

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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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