What is included with this book?
IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Concepts, Variables, and Measurement
Chapter 2: Frequency Tables Introduction
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter 4: Measures of Dispersion
Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve Introduction
Chapter 6: Probability- From Samples to Statistics
Chapter 7: Crosstabulation Tables and Chi-Square (X ^{2})
Chapter 8: Measures of Association for Categorical Variables
Chapter 9: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression
COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Concepts, Variables, and Measurement
Introduction
Concepts
Why Statistics?
Variables
Independent and Dependent Variables
Measurement
Graphical Representation of Data (What Data “look” Like)
Validity and Reliability
Individual Data
Ecological Data
Chapter Summary
Chapter 2: Frequency Tables
Introduction
Toxic Waste and “Superfund”
Frequency Tables
Superfund Sites: Frequency Table for a Nominal Variable
Frequency Table for an Ordinal Variable
Frequency Table for an Interval/Ratio Variable
Chapter Summary
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency
Introduction
Averages and Energy Consumption
Definitions of Mode, Median, and Mean
Calculating Measures of Central Tendency with Raw Data
Calculating Measures of Central Tendency with Grouped Data
Chapter Summary
Chapter 4: Measures of Dispersion
Introduction
The Distribution of Education in the U.S.
Range
Interquartile Range
Mean Deviation
Variance and Standard Deviation
Variance (S²)
Standard Deviation (S)
Standard Deviation and the Normal Curve
Chapter Summary
Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve
Introduction
Intelligence, Life Chances, and Inequality
The Fundamentals of Probability
Probability Using Frequency Tables
Probability and the Normal Curve
Using Z-Scores to Find Percentiles
Chapter Summary
Chapter 6: Probability- From Samples to Statistics
Introduction
The Politics of Sampling: Global Warming and Political Party
Sampling and Statistics
The Standard Error of the Mean
The Standard Error of the Proportion
Other Confidence Intervals
The t Distribution
Hypotheses and Testing Differences between Means
Potential Errors: Type I and Type II
Chapter Summary
Chapter 7: Crosstabulation Tables and Chi-Square (X ^{2})
Introduction
The “Environmental Decade” and Environmentalism
Data Presented in Crosstabulation Tables
Crosstabulation and The Chi-Square Test of Statistical Significance (X ^{2})
Chapter Summary
Chapter 8: Measures of Association for Categorical Variables
Introduction
Social Institutions and Social Control
Nominal Measures of Association
Ordinal Measures of Association
Chapter Summary
Chapter 9: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Introduction
Smoking on Campus
ANOVA
Chapter Summary
Chapter 10: Correlation and Regression
Introduction
Unequal America
Scatterplots: The Underlying Logic behind Correlation
Correlation
Linear Regression
Chapter Summary
Appendix A: Statistical Tables
Appendix B: Data Sets
Appendix C: Getting Started Guide for SPSS
Appendix D: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises