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Statistics for social understanding : with Stata and SPSS

Author: Nancy Whittier; Tina Wildhagen; Howard J Gold
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new introduction to statistics integrated with Stata offers an accessible overview for students in sociology, political science, criminal justice and other social sciences.--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whittier, Nancy, 1966-
Statistics for social understanding.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2020]
(DLC) 2018049835
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Whittier; Tina Wildhagen; Howard J Gold
ISBN: 9781538109823 1538109824 9781538109830 1538109832
OCLC Number: 1057731063
Description: xvi, 679 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Getting to know your data : frequency distributions and visual representations of data --
Examining relationships between two variables : cross-tabulations --
Typical values in a group : measures of central tendency --
The diversity of values in a group : measures of variability --
Probability and the normal distribution --
From sample to population : sampling distributions and the central limit theorem --
Estimating a population parameter : confidence intervals --
Differences between samples and populations : one-sample hypothesis tests --
Comparing groups : two-sample hypothesis tests --
Testing mean differences among multiple groups : analysis of variance --
Testing the statistical significance of relationships in cross-tabulations : the chi-square test --
Ruling out competing explanations for relationships between variables : control variables and the logic of causality --
Describing linear relationships between variables : correlation and regression.
Responsibility: Nancy Whitter (Smith College), Tina Wildhagen (Smith College), Howard J. Gold (Smith College).

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