The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics / Edition 3

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Overview

Now updated for web-based research, the third edition of The Data Game introduces readers to the collection, use, and interpretation of statistical data in the social sciences. Separate chapters are devoted to data in the fields of demography, housing, health, education, crime, the national economy, wealth, income and poverty, labor, business, government, and public opinion polling. The concluding chapter is devoted to the, common problem of ambiguity in social science statistics.
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Introduces students to the collection, use, and interpretation of statistical data in the social sciences. Separate chapters are devoted to data in the fields of demography, housing, health, education, crime, the national economy, wealth, poverty, labor, and public opinion polling. A concluding chapter is devoted to the common problem of ambiguity in social science statistics. Includes chapter summaries and case study questions. This third edition is updated for web-based research. Can be used as a companion text for introductory statistics courses. Maier is a professor of economics at Glendale College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765603760
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/3/1999
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 Demography 10
3 Housing 35
4 Health 55
5 Education 77
6 Crime 96
7 The National Economy 121
8 Wealth, Income, and Poverty 144
9 Labor Statistics 167
10 Business Statistics 188
11 Government 214
12 Public Opinion Polling 238
13 Conclusions 263
Notes 275
Index 321
About the Author 333
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