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Statistics and data interpretation for social work

Author: James A Rosenthal
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Written by a social worker for social work students, this is a nuts and bolts guide to statistics that presents complex calculations and concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language. It includes numerous examples, data sets, and issues that students will encounter in social work practice. The first section introduces basic concepts and terms to provide a solid foundation in statistics. It also addresses tools used  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Rosenthal
ISBN: 9780826107206 0826107206 9780826107213 0826107214
OCLC Number: 712119455
Description: xvii, 485 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction and descriptive statistics --
Introduction and overview --
Data presentation --
Central tendency --
Measures of variability --
Shape of distribution --
The concept of relationship and relationship between categorical variables --
The odds ratio and other measures for categorical variables --
Correlation and regression --
Standardized mean difference --
Research design and causality --
Controlling for confounding variables --
introduction to inferential statistics --
confidence intervals for means and proportions --Logic of statistical significance tests --
Large sample test of the mean and new concepts --
Statistical power and selected topics --
Factors other than sample size that influence power --
Distribution and on-sample procedures for means --
Independent samples t test and dependent samples t test --
One-sample test of proportions --
Chi-square test of independence --
Analysis of variance --
More significance tests and reasoning with test results --
Overview of selected multivariate procedures --
Generalizability, importance, and a data interpretation model --
Appendix A Tables --
Appendix B Review of basic math --
Appendix C Appropriate measures for different situations --
Appendix D Symbols in the text --
Appendix E Formulas in the text --
Appendix F Answers to end of chapter problems and questions.
Responsibility: James A. Rosenthal.

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