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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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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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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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'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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Statistical analysis is common in the social sciences, and among the more popular programs is R. This book provides a foundation for undergraduate and graduate students in the social sciences on how to use R to manage, visualize, and analyze data. The focus is on how to address substantive questions with data analysis and replicate published findings. Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences adopts a minimalist approach and covers only the most important functions and skills in R to conduct reproducible research. It emphasizes the practical needs of students using R by showing how to import, inspect, and manage data, understand the logic of statistical inference, visualize data and findings via histograms, boxplots, scatterplots, and diagnostic plots, and analyze data using one-sample t-test, difference-of-means test, covariance, correlation, ordinary least squares (OLS) regression, and model assumption diagnostics. It also demonstrates how to replicate the findings in published journal articles and diagnose model assumption violations. Because the book integrates R programming, the logic and steps of statistical inference, and the process of empirical social scientific research in a highly accessible and structured fashion, it is appropriate for any introductory course on R, data analysis, and empirical social-scientific research.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Quan Li
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2018
File: 366 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190656218

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Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences imbeds basic descriptive and inferential statistical concepts within a unified framework: the linear regression model. The regression model is used not only for conducting standard regression analyses but also for other statistical analyses that are ordinarily taught as separate and distinct techniques, such as correlation, difference of means, analysis of variance, and certain nonparametric tests. This extensive use of a single statistical model will increase students' depth of understanding and give them a sense of mastery and self-confidence that they might otherwise fail to achieve in their first statistics course.

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Genre: Science
Author: McKee J. McClendon
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release: 2003-09
File: 520 Pages
ISBN-13: 0534637833

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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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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 Traces The Peaks, Plateaus And Valley Of The Tribals Primal Assertion For An Identity. There Is A Universal Argument To Encourage A Programme Of Integration Which Makes A Tribal A Valuable Unit Of The National Ethos Without Robbing Him Of His Tradition, His History And His Human Identity. Without Dustjacket.

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Author: Surendra Yadava
Publisher:
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File: 217 Pages
ISBN-13: 8185445907

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Designed as a text for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, education, sociology, demography and economics, this comprehensive book explains the theoretical and computational aspects of statistics. Since the students of social sciences often find it difficult to comprehend the statistical techniques due to complex mathematical steps involved, this book explains each concept and related statistical derivations or formulae in a simple and clear manner. The text provides solutions to basic concepts and problems using a number of illustrations. In addition, it demonstrates the simplest way of using SPSS software for statistical analysis. SPSS screen images are used to make the ideas more clear to the readers. This is preceded by theoretical details and solved examples so that even those having minimal knowledge of computer can use SPSS easily and comprehend the complex intermediate steps involved in statistical analysis. Besides the undergraduate and postgraduate students of social sciences, the researchers and professionals in this field should find this book immensely useful. The Second Edition of the book has been prepared on the basis of the feedback received from the readers. As per their demand, a new chapter based on multivariate analysis, i.e., Factor analysis has been introduced. Many other chapters have been modified and updated to make them more effective and simple for the readers. Most importantly, screenshots of the latest version of SPSS have been incorporated in the relevant chapters to keep the students abreast with the developments in tools and techniques of statistics.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: ASTHANA , HARI SHANKAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release: 2016-06-07
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788120352483

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