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Understanding social statistics

Author: Jane L Fielding; G Nigel Gilbert
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This is a practical introduction to statistics as a means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. It takes the fear out of the use of statistics in social research and avoids unnecessary use of mathematical concepts and techniques.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane L Fielding; G Nigel Gilbert
ISBN: 1412910536 9781412910538 1412910544 9781412910545
OCLC Number: 62344527
Description: viii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Numbers, data and analysis --
Using computers in statistics --
pt. 2. Univariate Analysis --
Univariate statistics --
Graphics for display --
Measures of central tendency and dispersion --
Graphics for analysis --
The normal curve --
pt. 3. Bivariate Analysis --
Correlation and regression: bivariate analysis --
Categorial data: tables --
Sampling and inference --
Testing Hypotheses --
Modelling data.
Responsibility: Jane Fielding & Nigel Gilbert.
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