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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society - 6th edition

by Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society (ISBN10: 1412992532; ISBN13: 9781412992534)
ISBN13: 978-1412992534
ISBN10: 1412992532

Summary: The basic premise Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, Sixth Edition, is that substance and statistical techniques are truly related in social science research. Therefore, the authors have tried to integrate clear explanations of statistical techniques with issues of particular relevance to society. The substantive focus of this book recognizes that students live in a world characterized by a growing diversity and richness of social differences. Using straightforward prose and em ...show morephasizing intuition and common sense, this book teaches basic statistics while incorporating real research examples related to the dynamic interplay of race, class, gender and other social variables within our society and our global neighbors.. The text includes resources designed to support effective teaching: illustrations showing how statistical concepts are used to interpret social issues, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature, SPSS demonstrations, and a rich variety of exercises.Features and Benefits: A close link between the practice of statistics, important social issues, and real-world examples -- this shows students that in the social sciences there is a constant interplay between social concerns and the methods of inquiry and investigation. Informal writing style -- Coupled with the use of real-world example, the conversational writing style results in a book that is more accessible and engaging for students. A focus on race, class, gender and other aspects of social diversity is threaded throught the book, and 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. Integration and Review Chapters on the accompanying CD-ROM bundled with the text review the two halves of the book for descriptive and inferential statistics. Boxes and Learni ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
Published: 11/24/2010
International: No

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