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People are bombarded with statistical data every day, but not many have had training in how to interpret or analyze this information. Kurtz's accessible writing style provides a basic yet sophisticated introduction to understanding and analyzing statistical applications. The book gives careful attention to the flow of ideas and concepts so there is a stream of logic which flows throughout, adding to the book's readability. The book begins with a discussion of methods for describing the distribution of a variable. The introduction of probability avoids the traditional discussion of the basic laws of probability, providing instead an explanation which can be directly applied in the everyday use of statistical probability. The discussion of the book is focused primarily on the relationship of probability to outcomes. Sociologists, psychologists, social workers, political scientists, educators, as well as anyone who wants to analyze data.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Norman R. Kurtz
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 1999
File: 379 Pages
ISBN-13: NWU:35556027822329

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'This book fosters in-depth understanding of the logic underpinning the most common statistical tests within the behavioural sciences. By emphasising the shared ground between these tests, the author provides crucial scaffolding for students as they embark upon their research journey.' —Ruth Horry, Psychology, Swansea University 'This unique text presents the conceptual underpinnings of statistics as well as the computation and application of statistics to real-life situations--a combination rarely covered in one book. A must-have for students learning statistical techniques and a go-to handbook for experienced researchers.' —Barbra Teater, Social Work, College of Staten Island, City University of New York Accessible, engaging, and informative, this book will help any social science student approach statistics with confidence. With a well-paced and well-judged integrated approach rather than a simple linear trajectory, this book progresses at a realistic speed that matches the pace at which statistics novices actually learn. Packed with global, interdisciplinary examples that ground statistical theory and concepts in real-world situations, it shows students not only how to apply newfound knowledge using IBM SPSS Statistics, but also why they would want to. Spanning statistics basics like variables, constants, and sampling through to t-tests, multiple regression and factor analysis, it builds statistical literacy while also covering key research principles like research questions, error types and results reliability. It shows you how to: Describe data with graphs, tables, and numbers Calculate probability and value distributions Test a priori and post hoc hypotheses Conduct Chi-squared tests and observational studies Structure ANOVA, ANCOVA, and factorial designs Supported by lots of visuals and a website with interactive demonstrations, author video, and practice datasets, this book is the student-focused companion to support students through their statistics journeys.

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Genre: Reference
Author: Douglas Bors
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2018-01-08
File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781526422309

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Popular in previous editions, this Third Edition continues to help build students' confidence and ability in doing statistical analysis by slowly moving from concepts that require little computational work to those that require more. Author R. Mark Sirkin once again demonstrates how statistics can be used so that students come to appreciate their usefulness rather than fear them. Statistics for the Social Sciences emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of data to give students a feel for how data interpretation is related to the methods by which the information was obtained.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: R. Mark Sirkin
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2006
File: 610 Pages
ISBN-13: 141290546X

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In Using Statistical Methods, Soleman Abu-Bader detects and addresses the gaps between the research and data analysis of the classroom environment and the practitioner's office. This book not only guides social scientists through different tests, but also provides students and researchers alike with information that will help them in their own practice. With focus on the purpose, rationale, and assumptions made by each statistical test, and a plethora of research examples that clearly display their applicability and function in real-world practice, Professor Abu-Bader creates a step-by-step description of the process needed to clearly organize, choose a test or statistical technique, analyze, interpret, and report research findings.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Soleman H. Abu-Bader
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2011-06-01
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190615222

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This book presents a method for bringing data analysis and statistical technique into line with theory. The author begins by describing the elaboration model for analyzing the empirical association between variables. She then introduces a new concept into this model, the focal relationship. Building upon the focal relationship as the cornerstone for all subsequent analysis, two analytic strategies are developed to establish its internal validity: an exclusionary strategy to eliminate alternative explanations, and an inclusive strategy which looks at the interconnected set of relationships predicted by theory. Using real examples of social research, the author demonstrates the use of this approach for two common forms of analysis, multiple linear regression and logistic regression. Whether learning data analysis for the first time or adding new techniques to your repertoire, this book provides an excellent basis for theory-based data analysis.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Carol S. Aneshensel
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2013
File: 446 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412994354

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This book not only provides a simple description of the basic concepts and principles of statistical analysis for the social sciences, it also points to failures of methods and offers ways to correct such problems. For example, it was once thought that standard hypothesis testing procedures for means have relatively high power under nonnormality. Many studies have since demonstrated that power can be very low even with very slight departures from normality. This bookexplains how and why such departures can occur. Statistics for the Social Sciences goes beyond the typical introductory material on probability and statistical inference to incorporate modern topics of critical importance in social science research. The text includes coverage of such topics asrobust methods for comparing measures of location; modern regression techniques; recent developments associated with heteroscedastic procedures; the latest developments in nonparametric statistics; and a full chapter on multiple comparison procedures. The accompanying disk contains more than 150 easy-to-use Minitab macros that provide the student with state-of-the-art statistical methods not available in standard statistical packages. Once the data are read into Minitab, a single command provides access to more powerful, more flexible, and more accurate statistical procedures. Extensive use of real data in examples and exercises Includes a disk with 150 Minitab macros for all the modern, nonstandard procedures Explains why certain methods might fail and what to do to correct such problems Provides exercises at the end of each chapter

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Rand R. Wilcox
Publisher:
Release: 1996
File: 454 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSD:31822021361720

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When I undertook the first edition of this book my goal was to introduce statistical methods in a style that emphasized their concepts and their application to the social sciences rather than the mathematics and computational details behind them. This fourth edition has an even stronger emphasis on concepts and applications, with greater attention to "real data" both in the examples and exercises.

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Genre: Social sciences
Author: Alan Agresti
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2009
File: 609 Pages
ISBN-13: 013713150X

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This book provides descriptions and illustrations of cutting-edge text analysis methods for communication and marketing research; cultural, historical-comparative, and event analysis; curriculum evaluation; psychological diagnosis; language development research; and for any research in which statistical inferences are drawn from samples of texts. Although the book is accessible to readers having no experience with content analysis, the text analysis expert will find substantial new material in its pages. In particular, this collection describes developments in semantic and network text analysis methodologies that heretofore have been accessible only among a smattering of methodology journals. The book's international and cross-disciplinary content illustrates the breadth of quantitative text analysis applications. These applications demonstrate the methods' utility for international research, as well as for practitioners from the fields of sociology, political science, journalism/communication, computer science, marketing, education, and English. This is an "ecumenical" collection that contains applications not only of the most recent semantic and network text analysis methods, but also of the more traditional thematic method of text analysis. In fact, it is originally with this volume that these two "relational" approaches to text analysis are defined and contrasted with more traditional "thematic" text analysis methods. The emphasis here is on application. The book's chapters provide guidance regarding the sorts of inferences that each method affords, and up-to-date descriptions of the human and technological resources required to apply the methods. Its purpose is as a resource for making quantitative text analysis methods more accessible to social science researchers.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Carl W. Roberts
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2020-07-25
File: 326 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781000149241

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Integrated book and CD-ROM package emphasizes the logic of statistical procedures, fundamental concepts, and application of quantitative techniques to statistical problems. Every book is packaged with a free CD-ROM featuring Activities and Problem Generators that reinforce the key concepts that are most difficult for students. Users actively participate in experiments by directly manipulating data points and varying numerical values, and by observing real-time changes to graphs and equations. Sets of questions structure exploration. Problem Generators provide a wide variety of problems with worked solutions, helping students develop confidence in statistical analysis. Annotated icons link text content with practice opportunities on the CD. This CD-ROM is not a computational tool such as SPSS, but provides a learning environment for exploration and application of key concepts. For anyone who needs experience in statistical analysis for the social sciences.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Philip C. Abrami
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release: 2001
File: 591 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205294936

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This book presents various recently developed and traditional statistical techniques, which are increasingly being applied in social science research. The social sciences cover diverse phenomena arising in society, the economy and the environment, some of which are too complex to allow concrete statements; some cannot be defined by direct observations or measurements; some are culture- (or region-) specific, while others are generic and common. Statistics, being a scientific method – as distinct from a ‘science’ related to any one type of phenomena – is used to make inductive inferences regarding various phenomena. The book addresses both qualitative and quantitative research (a combination of which is essential in social science research) and offers valuable supplementary reading at an advanced level for researchers.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: S P Mukherjee
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2018-10-05
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789811321467

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