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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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ISBN-10: 0761987436

ISBN-13: 9780761987437

Edition: 3rd 2002

Authors: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero

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 Features/Benefits: A close link between the practice of statistics, important social issues, and real-world examples this shows students that in the social sciences there is a constant interplay between social concerns and the methods of inquiry and investigation. Informal writing style Coupled with the use of real-world example, the conversational writing style results in a book that is more accessible and engaging for students. A focus on race, class and gender pervades the book - this emphasis on diversity sets the book apart from others in the field and mirrors the major emphasis in the social sciences today. Reading the Research Literature sections in most chapters help…    
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Book details

List price: $92.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.882
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