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Statistics in Modern Research: Applications in the Social Sciences and Education

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Statistics in Modern Research provides an introduction to statistical applications in modern research in the social sciences and education. Focusing on applied statistics, this work requires no advanced mathematical skills since it presents no mathematical proofs, and computational algorithms for hand calculation of the more complex statistical procedures are omitted. Instead, the author utilizes the abilities of the computer in statistical applications in modern research. He begins with an overview of statistical research in the social sciences and education and a description of the application of statistical methodology in the treatment of variability in samples. He then describes the use of inferential statistics to test the legitimacy of generalization drawn from samples to populations and provides a frame of reference for quickly and accurately selecting the applicable statistical procedure for any given research effort. Martinez-Pons concludes with a discussion of microcomputer use in statistical operations as well as some controversial issues regarding the manner in which inferences from samples to populations are tested.

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An introduction to the use of already developed and accepted statistical methodology as an aid in modern research. As no mathematical proofs are included, only rudimentary mathematical knowledge is necessary to understand the material. Topics include the treatment of variability in samples, the use of inferential statistics, the choices of applicable methods, the use of microcomputers, and controversial issues which have arisen from some of these methods. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761813323
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 2/24/1999
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Manuel Martinez-Pons is Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Brooklyn College, and the author of Research in the Social Sciences and Education: Principles and Process (University Press of America, 1996).

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Table of Contents

chapter 1 Statistics in Modern Research chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics chapter 3 Inferential Statistics chapter 4 Selecting the Applicable Statistical Procedure chapter 5 Computer-Assisted Statistical Analysis chapter 6 Controversy Surrounding the Method of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing chapter 7 Tests of Statistical Significance chapter 8 Statistical Table chapter 9 References chapter 10 Index

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