9780134427768

Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Books a la Carte

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    9780134427768

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    0134427769

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 2016-08-10
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

For courses in Statistics for Social Workers

An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice
Elementary Statistics in Social Research
provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts.

NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook.

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Author Biography

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 Senseless Murder (with James Alan Fox), and Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (with James Alan Fox).

James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professor of Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University. He is the author or co-author of sixteen books including The 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

1. Why the Social Researcher Uses Statistics
2. Organizing the Data
3. Measures of Central Tendency
4. Measures of Variability
5. Probability and the Normal Curve
6. Samples and Populations
7. Testing Differences between Means
8. Analysis of Variance
9. Nonparametric Tests of Significance
10. Correlation
11. Regression Analysis
12. Nonparametric Measures of Correlation
13. Choosing Statistical Procedures for Research Problems
Appendix A: The Social Research Process In Practice
Appendix B: Using SPSS and the General Social Survey
Appendix C: Tables
Appendix D: List of Formulas
Appendix E: A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics

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