Provides an understanding of statistics in the social sciences.
This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques. The eleventh edition of Elementary Statistics in Social Research is written to be understandable to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics.
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- Develop an understanding of the importance of statistics in the social sciences.
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Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Why the Social Researcher Uses Statistics
PART ONE: Description
Chapter 2: Organizing the Data
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter 4: Measures of Variability
PART TWO: From Description to Decision Making
Chapter 5: Probability and the Normal Curve
Chapter 6: Samples and Populations
PART THREE: Decision Making
Chapter 7: Testing Differences between Means
Chapter 8: Analysis of Variance
Chapter 9: Nonparametric Tests of Significance
PART FOUR: From Decision Making to Association
Chapter 10: Correlation
Chapter 11: Regression Analysis
Chapter 12: Nonparametric Measures of Correlation
PART FIVE: Applying Statistics
Chapter 13: Choosing Statistical Procedures for Research Problems
Appendix A Introduction to SPSS
Appendix B A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics
Appendix C Tables
Appendix D List of Formulas
Answers to Problems