Elementary Statistics in Social Research

ISBN-10: 0205570690
ISBN-13: 9780205570690
Edition: 11th 2010
List price: $195.20
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Description: This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques.

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Book details

List price: $195.20
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

This best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques.

All chapters end with Summary
Terms to Remember, and Questions & Problems
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
Description
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
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
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
From Description to Decision Making Chapter5Probability and the Normal Curve
Rules of Probability
Probability Distributions
The Normal Curve as a Probability Distribution
Characteristics of the Normal Curve
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