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Just plain data analysis : finding, presenting, and interpreting social science data

Author: Gary M Klass
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Just Plain Data Analysis is designed to teach students statistical literacy skills that they can use to evaluate and construct arguments about public affairs issues grounded in numerical evidence. With a new chapter on statistical fallacies and updates throughout the text, the new edition teaches students how to find, interpret, and present commonly used social indicators in an even clearer and more practical way.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Statistics
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Klass, Gary M., 1952-
Just plain data analysis.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012
(DLC) 2012004619
(OCoLC)775271662
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Klass
ISBN: 9781442215092 1442215097
OCLC Number: 794706779
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 181 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Measuring political, social and economic conditions --
Measuring racial and ethnic inequality --
Statistical fallacies, paradoxes and threats to validity --
Examining a relationship : New York City crime rates --
Tabulating the data and writing about the numbers --
The graphical display of data --
Voting and elections --
Measuring educational achievement --
Measuring poverty and inequality.
Responsibility: Gary M. Klass.

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Just Plain Data Analysis is designed to teach students statistical literacy skills that they can use to evaluate and construct arguments about public affairs issues grounded in numerical evidence. With a new chapter on statistical fallacies and updates throughout the text, the new edition teaches students how to find, interpret, and present commonly used social indicators in an even clearer and more practical way.

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