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Essentials of Statistics : Tool for Social Research - 07 edition

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Essentials of Statistics : Tool for Social Research - 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0495009757

Joseph F. Healey

ISBN13: 978-0495009757
ISBN10: 049500975X
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Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

Known for his exceptional and student-friendly writing style, Joseph Healey's new book provides the essentials of statistics, makes no assumptions about the students' knowledge of math, and is very applied in its approach. The book's primary emphasis is on developing the student's skills to become 'statistically literate,' with computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension.

Benefits:

  • Pedagogical aids such as Learning Objectives, Chapter Summary, Summary of Formulas, and a Chapter Glossary provide students with tools to help them better understand the concepts presented.
  • Problems Sets at the end of each chapter, organized progressively, help students develop problem-solving abilities gradually and progressively.
  • Following the Problems Sets at the end of each chapter, a section entitled, "SPSS for Windows" includes material on using SPSS, often with GSS data, demonstrations and exercises.
  • Three boxed features in each chapter include step-by-step computing, applications, and Statistics in Everyday Life to provide another avenue for students to see how statistics is applied.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Basic Review of Mathematics.

1. Introduction.

PART I. Descriptive Statistics.

2. Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs.
3. Measures of Central Tendency.
4. Measures of Dispersion.
5. The Normal Curve.

PART II. Inferential Statistics.

6. Inferential Statistics, the Sampling Distribution and Estimation.
7. Hypothesis Testing I: The One Sample Case.
8. Hypothesis Testing II: The Two Sample Case.
9. Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance.
10. Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square.

PART III. Measures of Association.

11. Bivariate Association For Variables Measured at the Nominal Level.
12. Bivariate Association For Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level.
13. Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level.

PART IV. Multivariate Techniques.

14. Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation.

Appendix A. Area under the Normal Curve.
Appendix B. Distribution of t.
Appendix C. Distribution of Chi Square.
Appendix D. Distribution of F.
Appendix E. Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects.
Appendix F. An Introduction to Computerized Statistics Programs (SPSS for Windows).
Appendix G. Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2004.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems.
Glossary.
Index.

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