Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-09-30
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society is a briefer version of the successful Social Statistics for a Diverse Society now in its 6th edition. As in the parent text, the context of diversity, illustrated through the use of real data in examples from contemporary social issues, will continue to differentiate this briefer statistics text. Better illustrated with more interesting examples and exercises with aŠ focus on student learning, will set this book apart from its competitors.Features and Benefits:The book√ s informal writing style -- coupled with the use of real-world examplesýmakes the book more accessible and engaging for students.A focus on race, class, gender and other aspects of social diversity sets the book apart from others in the field and mirrors the major emphasis in the social sciences today.Reading the Research Literature sections in most chapters help students read and interpret statistical information in professional and scholarly publications.Learning Checks within chapters engage students in reviewing key concepts and techniques Statistics in Practice extended examples show students applications to meaningful social issues.Heavily illustrated with many charts, tables and graphsExtensive end of chapter exercise sets

Table of Contents

About the Authors
The What and Why of Statistics
The Organization and Graphic Presentation of Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
The Normal Distribution
Sampling, Sampling Distributions, and Estimation
Testing Hypotheses
Relationships Between Two Variables: Cross-Tabulation
Regression and Correlation
Analysis of Variance
The Standard Normal Table
Distribution of t
Distribution of Chi-Square
Distribution of F
a Basic Math Review
Learning Check Solutions
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
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