## Description

*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.

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## Table of Contents

**In this Section:**

** I) Brief Table of Contents**

** II) Detailed Table of Contents**

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**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

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**II) Detailed Table of Contents**

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**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

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**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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