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Elementary Statistics in Social Research, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Jack A. Levin, James Alan Fox

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 27, 2009

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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.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

 

 

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

 

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


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

(All chapters end with Summary, Terms to Remember, and Questions & Problems)

 

Chapter 1 Why the Social Researcher Uses Statistics

        -  The Nature of Social Research

        -  Why Test Hypotheses?

        -  The Stages of Social Research    

        -  Using Series of Numbers to Do Social Research    

        -  The Functions of Statistics    

 

PART ONE:  Description

 

Chapter 2 Organizing the Data

        -  Frequency Distributions of Nominal Data    

        -  Comparing Distributions   

        -  Proportions and Percentages    

        -  Ratios and Rates    

        -  Simple Frequency Distributions of Ordinal and Interval Data    

        -  Grouped Frequency Distributions of Interval Data    

        -  Cumulative Distributions    

        -  Percentile Ranks    

        -  Dealing with Decimal Data    

        -  More on Class Limits    

        -  Flexible Class Intervals    

        -  Cross-Tabulations    

        -  Graphic Presentations    

 

Chapter 3 Measures of Central Tendency 

        -  The Mode    

        -  The Median    

        -  The Mean    

        -  Taking One Step at a Time    

        -  Obtaining the Mode, Median, and Mean from a Simple Frequency Distribution    

        -  Comparing the Mode, Median, and Mean    

 

Chapter 4 Measures of Variability

        -  The Range    

        -  The Inter-Quartile Range    

        -  The Variance and Standard Deviation    

        -  The Raw-Score Formula for Variance and Standard Deviation    

        -  Obtaining the Variance and Standard Deviation from a Simple Frequency Distribution    

        -  The Meaning of the Standard Deviation    

        -  Comparing Measures of Variability    

        -  Visualizing Distributions    

 

PART TWO: From Description to Decision Making

 

Chapter 5  Probability and the Normal Curve

        -  Rules of Probability  

        -  Probability Distributions    

        -  The Normal Curve as a Probability Distribution    

        -  Characteristics of the Normal Curve    

        -  The Model and the Reality of the Normal Curve    

        -  The Area under the Normal Curve    

        -  Standard Scores and the Normal Curve    

        -  Finding Probability under the Normal Curve    

 

Chapter 6 Samples and Populations

        -  Sampling Methods   

        -  Sampling Error    

        -  Sampling Distribution of Means    

        -  Standard Error of the Mean    

        -  Practical and Statistical: Weigh It Again, Sam    

        -  Confidence Intervals    

        -  The t Distribution    

        -  Estimating Proportions    

 

PART THREE: Decision Making

 

Chapter 7 Testing Differences between Means   

        -  The Null Hypothesis: No Difference between Means    

        -  The Research Hypothesis: A Difference between Means    

        -  Sampling Distribution of Differences between Means    

        -  Testing Hypotheses with the Distribution of Differences between Means    

        -  Levels of Significance    

        -  Standard Error of the Difference between Means    

        -  Testing the Difference between Means    

        -  Comparing Related Samples   

        -  Two Sample Test of Proportions    

        -  One-Tailed Tests    

        -  Requirements for Testing the Difference between Means    

 

Chapter 8 Analysis of Variance

        -  The Logic of Analysis of Variance    

        -  The Sum of Squares    

        -  Mean Square    

        -  The F Ratio    

        -  A Multiple Comparison of Means    

        -  Two-Way Analysis of Variance

        -  Requirements for Using the F Ratio    

 

Chapter 9 Nonparametric Tests of Significance    

        -  One-Way Chi-Square Test    

        -  Two-Way Chi-Square Test    

        -  The Median Test    

 

PART FOUR: From Decision Making to Association

                                                                               

Chapter 10 Correlation

        -  Strength of Correlation    

        -  Direction of Correlation    

        -  Curvilinear Correlation    

        -  The Correlation Coefficient    

        -  Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient    

        -  The Importance of Scatter Plots    

        -  Partial Correlation    

 

Chapter 11 Regression Analysis

        -  The Regression Model    

        -  Interpreting the Regression Line    

        -  Prediction Errors    

        -  Regression and Pearson’s Correlation    

        -  Regression and Analysis of Variance    

        -  Multiple Regression    

        -  Logistic Regression

 

Chapter 12 Nonparametric Measures of Correlation

        -  Spearman’s Rank-Order Correlation Coefficient    

        -  Goodman’s and Kruskal’s Gamma    

        -  Correlation Coefficient for Nominal Data Arranged in a 2 ? 2 Table    

        -  Correlation Coefficients for Nominal Data in Larger than 2 X 2 Tables    

 

PART FIVE:  Applying Statistics

 

Chapter 13 Choosing Statistical Procedures for Research Problems

        -  Research Situations    

        -  Research Solutions    

 

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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