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Fundamentals of Social Statistics / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Social Statistics / Edition 2

by Kirk W. Elifson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780075572923
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/28/1990
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 576

About the Author

Kirk W. Elifson is Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University. He earned his Ph.D in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Professor Elifson’s research interests include topics such as religion, deviance, and medical sociology. He is the author of numerous publication in academic journals such as the Journal of Health and Adolescence, Criminology, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Sex Research, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Drug Issues.

Table of Contents

Part OneIntroduction

Chapter 1
The Definition of Statistical Analysis

Chapter 2
Basic Mathematical Concepts

Part TwoDescriptive Statistics

Chapter 3
Frequency Distributions and Graphing Techniques

Chapter 4

Chapter 5
Measures of Central Tendency

Chapter 6
Measures of Dispersion

Chapter 7
The Standard Deviation and the Standard Normal Distribution

Chapter 8
An Introduction to Contingency Tables

Chapter 9

Chapter 10
Regression and Prediction

Chapter 11
Multivariate Data Analysis

Part ThreeInferential Statistics: Parametric Tests of Significance

Chapter 12

Chapter 13
Introduction to Statistical Inference

Chapter 14
Statistical Inference and Continuous Variables

Chapter 15
An Introduction to the Analysis of Variance

Part FourInferential Statistics: Nonparametric Tests of Significance

Chapter 16
Statistical Inference with Categorical Variables: Chi Square and Related Measures

Chapter 17
Statistical Inference: Ordinally Scaled Variables

Part Five



Review of Basic Mathematics


Glossary of Symbols




Glossary of Terms



Part 6

Answers to Selected Exercised

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