Statistics A Tool for Social Research

ISBN-10: 0495096555
ISBN-13: 9780495096559
Edition: 8th 2009 (Revised)
Authors: Joseph F. Healey
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List price: $262.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that uses real-world examples, engaging exercises, and special features in every chapter to help even the most math-averse students succeed in a required statistics course. At the same time, this versatile text is appropriate for more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines, providing an accessible, well-balanced introduction to fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. The text covers hand calculations and the use of computers, providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the latest SPSS statistical software package. Healey effectively breaks down even complex material to help students master key concepts and hone the skills they will need to succeed as professionals in a social science field--or simply to become "statistically literate," intelligent consumers of social research.

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An innovative and experienced teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research (10th ed., 2014).

Introduction
Descriptive Statistics
Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Curve
Inferential Statistics
Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution
Estimation Procedures
Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance
Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square
Measures of Association
Bivariate Association: Introduction and Basic Concepts
Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
Multivariate Techniques
Elaborating Bivariate Tables
Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation
Area Under the Normal Curve
Distribution of T
Distribution of Chi Square
Distribution of F
Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects
Introduction to SPSS
Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2002
Basic Math
Review: Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems
Glossary
Index

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