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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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ISBN-10: 0761986685

ISBN-13: 9780761986683

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero

List price: $78.95
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Adopted at a wide range of schools across the country, from Eastern Kentucky University, to the University of Michigan, to Bismarck State College, to Northwestern University! Features of this new edition include the following *Consistently throughout the book, discussion of statistical techniques and concepts has been edited and streamlined, and the overall presentation is tighter. *The majority of GSS94 chapter examples have been updated to GSS96. All Census data has been updated to 1998 sources. *Chapters 13 and 14 have been revised and combined into one chapter. The concept of critical value of t has been eliminated, as well as one sample Z-test. Assessment of the probability of obtained t-test has been introduced, and the 6 step model has been modified to a 5 step model. *Additional end of chapter exercises have been added, on topics such as international data, criminal justice, and the elderly. *New and revised SPSS end of chapter exercises have been modified to fit GSS96 datasets. *Two modules or subsets have been created in the GSS96 Datasets for SPSS Exercises -- one for family/women's issues; the other for diversity/race issues. "Not only shows how integrating issues of diversity can be done in a way that furthers the traditional objectives of statistics courses, but also in a way that makes science a warmer classroom and career climate for women and students of color. This book is pathbreaking." Kate Berheide, Skidmore College "The exercises are excellent; I consider them a particular strength of the text. Plus the use of real examples gives relevancy and meaning to the concepts." Holly S. Gimpel, Saint Joseph's College
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/20/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 720
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Chava Frankfort-Nachmias is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the coauthor of Research Methods in the Social Sciences (with David Nachmias),nbsp;coeditor of Sappho in the Holy Land (with Erella Shadmi) and numerous publications on ethnicitynbsp;and development, urban revitalization, science and gender, and women in Israel. She was thenbsp;recipient of the University of Wisconsin System teaching improvement grant on integrating race,nbsp;ethnicity, and gender into the social statistics and research methods curriculum. She is also thenbsp;coauthor (with Anna Leon-Guerrero) of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society .

Anna Leon-Guerrero is a Professor of Sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. Shenbsp;received her PhD in sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches coursesnbsp;in statistics, social theory, and social problems. Her areas of research and publications include familynbsp;business, social welfare policy, and social service program evaluation. She is also the author ofnbsp; Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action .

The What and the Why of Statistics
Organization of Information
Frequency Distributions
Graphic Presentation
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
Relationships between Two Variables
Cross-Tabulation
Measures of Association for Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Bivariate Regression and Correlation
Organization of Information and Measurement of Relationships
A Review of Descriptive Data Analysis
The Normal Distribution
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Estimation
Testing Hypotheses about Two Samples
The Chi-Square Test
Reviewing Inferential Statistics