A textbook introduction to the statistics commonly used in experimental social sciences. Chapters cover frequency distribution, graphic presentation, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, relationships between variables, measures of association, bivariate regression and correlation, descriptive data analysis, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and the chi-square test. There is an emphasis on computing throughout the text; consequently the CD-ROM contains a statistics-computing program and data sets used in the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
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.
Anna Leon-Guerrero is a professor of sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. A recipient of the university’s Faculty Excellence Award and the K. T. Tang Award for Excellence in Research, she teaches courses on statistics, sociological theory, and social problems. As a social service program evaluator and consultant, she has focused her research on welfare reform, employment strategies for the working poor, and program assessment. She is the coauthor of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society and Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society (with Chava Frankfort-Nachmias).