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STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that uses real-world examples, engaging exercises, and special features in every chapter to help even the most math-averse students succeed in a required statistics course. At the same time, this versatile text is appropriate for more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines, providing an accessible, well-balanced introduction to fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. The text covers hand calculations and the use of computers, providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the latest SPSS statistical software package. Healey effectively breaks down even complex material to help students master key concepts and hone the skills they will need to succeed as professionals in a social science field--or simply to become "statistically literate," intelligent consumers of social research.
Table of Contents
|Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs|
|Measures of Central Tendency|
|Measures of Dispersion|
|The Normal Curve|
|Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution|
|Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case|
|Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case|
|Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance|
|Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square|
|Measures of Association|
|Bivariate Association: Introduction and Basic Concepts|
|Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level|
|Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level|
|Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level|
|Elaborating Bivariate Tables|
|Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation|
|Area Under the Normal Curve|
|Distribution of T|
|Distribution of Chi Square|
|Distribution of F|
|Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects|
|Introduction to SPSS|
|Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2002|
|Review: Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems|
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