Understanding Social Statistics / Edition 2
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Understanding Social Statistics / Edition 2

by Jane L. Fielding, Nigel Gilbert, Nigel Gilbert, G. N. Gilbert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412910544

ISBN-13: 9781412910545

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Designed to help take the fear out of the essential use of numbers in social research, this textbook introduces students to statistics as a powerful means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. The authors provide an accessible guide to quantitative data analysis including: clear explanations of all the methods; comprehensive coverage of analytic tools; an

Overview

Designed to help take the fear out of the essential use of numbers in social research, this textbook introduces students to statistics as a powerful means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. The authors provide an accessible guide to quantitative data analysis including: clear explanations of all the methods; comprehensive coverage of analytic tools; an introduction to using SPSS, the most widely used statistical analysis program; examples based on real datasets - the UK General Household Survey and the World Bank's Social Indicators of Development - available to students on the World Wide Web; helpful chapter summaries; exercises at the end of each chapter; and a glossary of key terms.

Understanding Social Statistics will be an essential textbook for courses on statistics and quantitative research across the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412910545
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Part 1     1
Numbers, data and analysis     3
Using computers in statistics     18
Univariate analysis     47
Univariate statistics     49
Graphics for display     69
Measures of central tendency & dispersion     94
Graphics for analysis     124
The normal curve     145
Bivariate analysis     165
Correlation and regression: bivariate analysis     167
Categorical data: tables     204
Sampling and inference     235
Testing hypotheses     251
Modelling data     278
Glossary     308
Appendix A     325
Appendix B     334
References     345
Index     347

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