Basic Statistics for Social Research: Step-by-Step Calculations and Computer Techniques Using Minitab available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
Both students and professionals are increasingly reliant on computers for the analysis of data. In Basic Statistics for Social Research, Duncan Cramer has produced an introduction to statistics using the computer program Minitab. He keeps statistical symbols and formulas to a minimum and uses simple examples, so the user needs no prior knowledge of statistics or computing. The volume includes explanations on when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Ranging from chi-square and the t-test to analysis of covariance and multiple regression,Cramer shows how to calculate these programs by hand as well as with Minitab. It also includes tests not found in other introductory texts, such as tests for determining whether correlations differ and the extent of agreement between observers. Important statistical points are illustrated with worked numerical examples, and exercises are provided at the end of chapters.