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Elementary statistics in social research : the essentials

Author: Jack Levin; James Alan Fox
Publisher: Boston : Pearson Allyn & Bacon, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This text offers an essential and accessible overview to the introduction to social statistics. Clearly written with detailed step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures, this text provides clear and logical explanations for the rationale and use of statistical methods of social research. Numerous end-of-chapter questions in every chapter reinforce key concepts to students. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Levin; James Alan Fox
ISBN: 020548493X 9780205484935
OCLC Number: 62889157
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why social researcher uses statistics --
Organizing the data --
Measures of central tendency --
Measures of variability --
Probability and the normal curve --
Samples and populations --
Testing differences between means --
Analysis of variance --
Nonparametric tests of significance --
Correlation --
Regression analysis --
Nonparametric measures of correlation --
Applying statistical procedures to research problems.
Responsibility: Jack Levin, James Alan Fox.

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This text provides a streamlined and accessible introduction to statistics for students in sociology, criminal justice, political science, social work, and other social sciences.  Read more...

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