The Essentials of Statistics A Tool for Social Research

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Known for his exceptional and user-friendly writing style, Joseph Healey's new book provides the essentials of statistics, makes no assumptions about the reader's knowledge of math, and is very applied in its approach. The book's primary emphasis is on developing the reader's skills to become 'statistically literate,' with computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Statistics
Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Frequency Distributions
Charts and Graphs
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Curve
Inferential Statistics
Introduction to Inferential Statistics, the Sampling Distribution, and Estimation
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
Introduction to Bivariate Association and Measures of Association for Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
Multivariate Techniques
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
An Introduction to SPSS for Windows
Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2006
Glossary of Symbols
Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems
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