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Statistics: A Tool for Social Research / Edition 9
     

Statistics: A Tool for Social Research / Edition 9

by Joseph F. Healey
 

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ISBN-10: 1111186367

ISBN-13: 2901111186363

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning

A comprehensive, student-oriented text that provides students a challenging first look at social statistics by illustrating the application of statistics to contemporary social issues. Students learn to read and interpret statistics in a variety of settings. Each chapter is complete with numerous practice exercises, problems, and demonstrations and applications of

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A comprehensive, student-oriented text that provides students a challenging first look at social statistics by illustrating the application of statistics to contemporary social issues. Students learn to read and interpret statistics in a variety of settings. Each chapter is complete with numerous practice exercises, problems, and demonstrations and applications of the latest SPSS and in this edition - MicroCase- statistical software packages to reinforce chapter concepts, operations, and formulas.
The book's primary emphasis is on developing the following skills necessary for students to become "statistically literate": computational competence; appreciation of statistics; and the ability to read professional social science literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901111186363
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. PART I: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 2. Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios & Rates, Tables, Charts & Graphs. 3. Measures of Central Tendency. 4. Measures of Dispersion. 5. The Normal Curve. PART II: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. 6. Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling & the Sampling Distribution. 7. Estimation Procedures. 8. Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case. 9. Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case. 10. Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance. 11. Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square. 12. Hypothesis Testing V: Nonparametric Tests for Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level. PART III: MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION. 13. Bivariate Association: Introduction & Basic Concepts. 14. Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level. 15. Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level. 16. Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level. PART IV: MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES. 17. Elaborating Bivariate Tables. 18. Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation. APPENDICES: A: Area Under the Normal Curve. B: Distribution of t. C: Distribution of Chi Square. D: Distribution of F. E: A Table of Random Numbers. F: An Introduction to SPSS for Windows. G: Code Library for the General Social Survey, 1996. H: Basic Mathematics Review. Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems. GLOSSARY. INDEX.

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