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Statistics for Social Workers, 9th Edition

By Robert W. Weinbach, Richard M. Grinnell

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 27, 2013

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A reader-friendly approach to statistics in social work practice. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book with embedded media to illustrate key concepts.

 

Statistics for Social Workers, 9/e familiarizes students with statistical tests and analyses that are most likely to be encountered by social work researchers and practitioners. This reader-friendly title emphasizes the conceptual underpinning of statistical analyses, keeping mathematics and complicated formulae to a minimum. Readers require no prior knowledge of statistics and only basic mathematical competence.

Table of Contents

In this Section:

    I) Brief Table of Contents

    II) Detailed Table of Contents

 


I) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Frequency Distributions and Graphs

Chapter 3. Measures of Central Tendency and Variability

Chapter 4. Normal Distributions

Chapter 5. Testing Hypotheses

Chapter 6. Sampling Distributions

Chapter 7. t Tests and Analysis of Variance         

Chapter 8. The Chi-Square Test of Association between Variables       

Chapter 9. Correlation

Chapter 10. Regression      

Chapter 11. Other Ways That Statistical Analyses Contribute to Evidence-Based Practice

 


II) Detailed Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

Useful Terms You Will Need to Know

Measurement iSSUES

Additional Measurement Classifications      

Research Hypotheses

Classification of Variables and Their Relationship

Categories of Statistical Analyses   

Statistics and data collection

Research designs and statistics

 

Chapter 2. Frequency Distributions and Graphs

Frequency Distributions      

Grouped Frequency Distributions    

Using Frequency Distributions to Analyze Data     

Misrepresentation of Data   

Graphs         

A Caution: Computer-generated graphs    

 

Chapter 3. Measures of Central Tendency and Variability

Measures of Central Tendency

Measures of Variability       

Other Uses for Central Tendency and Variability   

 

Chapter 4. Normal Distributions

Skewness     

Kurtosis        

The Normal Curve

The Standard Normal Distribution

Converting Raw Scores to z Scores and Percentiles

Deriving raw Scores From Percentiles

 

Chapter 5. Testing Hypotheses

Alternative Explanations for Relationships Within Samples

Probability and Inference

Refuting Sampling Error

Statistical Significance

Testing the Null Hypothesis

Errors in Drawing Conclusions About Relationships

Statistically Significant Relationships and Meaningful Findings

The Hypothesis Testing process

 

Chapter 6. Sampling Distributions

Sample Size and Sampling Error

What are Sampling Distribution?

Rejection Regions and hypothesis testing

Estimating Parameters

Selecting Statistical Tests    

Deciding Which Test to use  

         

Chapter 7. t Tests and Analysis of Variance     

The use of t Tests    

The One-sample t Test       

The Dependent t Test         

The Independent tTest        

Misuse of t tests

Simple Analysis of Variance (Simple Anova)        

Multivariate Analysis of Variance    

 

Chapter 8.  The Chi-Square Test of Association between Variables           

When Chi-Square is Appropriate

Cross-Tabulation Tables      

Using Chi-Square

When Chi-square is not appropriate

Using chi-square in social work practice

Cross-Tabulation With Three or More Variables

Special Applications of The Chi-Square Formula    

         

Chapter 9. Correlation

Uses of Correlation  

Scattergrams

Nonperfect Correlations

Interpreting Linear Correlations      

Using Correlation for inference

Pearson’S r   

Nonparametric Alternatives to Pearson’S r

Correlation With Three or More Variables  

Other Multivariate analyses That use Correlation  

 

Chapter 10. Regression    

Prediction and Evidence-Based Practice     

Prediction and Statistical Analysis   

What is Simple Linear Regression?  

Computation of the Regression Equation   

More About the Regression Line     

Interpreting Results  

Using regression in social work practice

When is regression analysis appropriate

Regression With Three or More Variables  

Other Types of Regression Analyses         

         

Chapter 11. Other Ways That Statistical Analyses Contribute to Evidence-Based Practice

Meta-analyses

Program evaluations

Single-System designs        

 

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ISBN-10: 0-205-86703-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-86703-5

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