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Statistics With Infotrac: A Tool for Social Research

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780534557850

ISBN10:
0534557856
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/30/2001
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

A comprehensive, student-oriented text that provides students a challenging first look at social statistics by illustrating the application of statistics to contemporary social issues. Students learn to read and interpret statistics in a variety of settings. Each chapter is complete with numerous practice exercises, problems, and demonstrations and applications of the latest SPSS and in this edition - MicroCase- statistical software packages to reinforce chapter concepts, operations, and formulas. The book's primary emphasis is on developing the following skills necessary for students to become "statistically literate": computational competence; appreciation of statistics; and the ability to read professional social science literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(22)
Part I Descriptive Statistics
Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs
22(45)
Measures of Central Tendency
67(23)
Measures of Dispersion
90(31)
The Normal Curve
121(21)
Part II Inferential Statistics
Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution
142(15)
Estimation Procedures
157(24)
Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case
181(29)
Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case
210(28)
Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance
238(30)
Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square
268(29)
Part III Measures of Association
Bivariate Association: Introduction and Basic Concepts
297(23)
Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
320(20)
Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
340(30)
Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
370(33)
Part IV Multivariate Techniques
Elaborating Bivariate Tables
403(28)
Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation
431


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