Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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Overview

Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society provides students with a briefer, less expensive version of the successful Social Statistics for a Diverse Society now in its Sixth Edition. As in the parent text, thisconcise statistics text puts a strong emphasis on the theme of diversity which is illustrated through the use of real data in examples from contemporary social issues. The book’s informational and inviting writing style, coupled with the use of real-world examples, makes the book a more accessible and engaging resource for students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452205830
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 856,769
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Leon-Guerrero is a Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches courses in statistics, social theory, and social problems. Her areas of research and publications include family business, social welfare policy, and social service program evaluation. She is also the author of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action.

Chava Frankfort-Nachmias is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the coauthor of Research Methods in the Social Sciences (with David Nachmias), coeditor of Sappho in the Holy Land (with Erella Shadmi) and numerous publications on ethnicity and development, urban revitalization, science and gender, and women in Israel. She was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin System teaching improvement grant on integrating race, ethnicity, and gender into the social statistics and research methods curriculum. She is also the coauthor (with Anna Leon-Guerrero) of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
1. The What and Why of Statistics
2. The Organization and Graphic Presentation of Data
3. Measures of Central Tendency
4. Measures of Variability
5. The Normal Distribution
6. Sampling, Sampling Distributions, and Estimation
7. Testing Hypotheses
8. Relationships Between Two Variables: Cross-Tabulation
9. Regression and Correlation
10. Analysis of Variance
Appendix A. The Standard Normal Table
Appendix B. Distribution of t
Appendix C. Distribution of Chi-Square
Appendix D. Distribution of F
Appendix E. A Basic Math Review
Learning Check Solutions
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Glossary
Notes
Index
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