ISBN-10:
0205845487
ISBN-13:
2900205845483
Pub. Date:
07/05/2013
Publisher:
Pearson
Elementary Statistics in Social Research / Edition 12

Elementary Statistics in Social Research / Edition 12

by Jack A. Levin

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ISBN-13: 2900205845483
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/05/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. His research interests include, criminology, murder, prejudice and hate, and social psychology. Dr. Levin's other books include The Violence of Hate, Why We Hate, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Sensleless Murder (with James Alan Fox), and Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (with James Alan Fox).

James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professorof Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University. He is the author or co-author of sixteen books including Will to Kill and Extreme Killing (both with Jack Levin); winner of the 2007 Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship; and a former Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice.

David Forde is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. His principal research activity has been collecting survey and evaluation data on issues of criminal victimization and trauma. Dr. Forde is a current advisor to the National Institute for Law and Equity and a past advisor to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on best practices to reduce crime.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Why the Social Researcher Uses Statistics

PART ONE: Description

Chapter 2: Organizing the Data

Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency

Chapter 4 : Measures of Variability

PART TWO: From Description to Decision Making

Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve

Chapter 6: Samples and Populations

PART THREE: Decision Making

Chapter 7 : Testing Differences between Means

Chapter 8 : Analysis of Variance

Chapter 9 : Nonparametric Tests of Significance

PART FOUR: From Decision Making to Association

Chapter 10: Correlation

Chapter 11 : Regression Analysis

Chapter 12: Nonparametric Measures of Correlation

PART FIVE: Applying Statistics

Chapter 13: Choosing Statistical Procedures for Research Problems

APPENDICES

Appendix A Introduction to SPSS

Appendix B A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics

Appendix C Tables

Appendix D List of Formulas

Glossary

Answers to Problems

Index

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