## Description

**Provides an understanding of statistics in the social sciences. **

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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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__Learning Goals__

Upon completing this book, readers will be able to:

- Develop an understanding of the importance of statistics in the social sciences.

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## Table of Contents

**Brief Table of Contents:**

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**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

**APPENDICES **

**Appendix A** Introduction to SPSS

**Appendix B ** A Review of Some Fundamentals of Mathematics

**Appendix C ** Tables

**Appendix D** List of Formulas

Glossary

Answers to Problems

Index

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