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Statistics Joseph Healey (Christopher Newport University)

Statistics By Joseph Healey (Christopher Newport University)

Summary

Packed with examples of statistics in the real world, this book provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a variety of contemporary social issues. It demonstrates that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs but have practical value in government, media, and more.

Statistics Summary

Statistics: A Tool for Social Research by Joseph Healey (Christopher Newport University)

Packed with everyday examples of statistics in the real world, STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 10e, provides a reader-friendly introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. Using myriad examples of statistics from daily life, the text demonstrates that statistics are not just abstract mathematical constructs but have practical value in government, education, business, media, politics, sports, and much more. STATISTICS helps you understand the importance of statistical fundamentals in research without requiring advanced mathematical knowledge. It supports effective learning for both math-averse beginners as well as more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines. Focusing on the application of computational research in favor of the computations themselves, the text fully integrates with the most current version of IBM's SPSS software and labels end-of-chapter SPSS problems by the discipline from which they are drawn. The author breaks down even the most complex material to help you master key concepts and develop the skills you need to succeed as a professional in a social science field-or simply to become a "statistically literate" consumer of social research.

About Joseph Healey (Christopher Newport University)

Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University. In addition to STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS, he is the author of RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND CLASS, 8th Edition (Sage, 2018 ) and DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY, 6th Edition (Sage, 2020 ) as well as co-author of several other texts. Dr. Healey earned his A.B. and M.A. from The College of William and Mary (sociology and anthropology) and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (sociology and anthropology). In his spare time, he plays and records music for the hammer dulcimer and banjo.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. PART I: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 2. Basic Descriptive Statistics: Tables, Percentages, Ratios and Rates, and Graphs. 3. Measures of Central Tendency. 4. Measures of Dispersion. 5. The Normal Curve. PART II INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. 6. Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution. 7. Estimation Procedures. 8. Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case. 9. Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case. 10. Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance. 11. Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square. PART III BIVARIATE MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION. 12. Bivariate Association for Nominal- and Ordinal-Level Variables. 13. Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level. PART IV: MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES. 14. Elaborating Bivariate Tables. 15. Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation. Appendix A: Area Under the Normal Curve. Appendix B: Distribution of t. Appendix C: Distribution of Chi Square. Appendix D: Distribution of F.

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GOR013006001
9781285458854
1285458850
Statistics: A Tool for Social Research by Joseph Healey (Christopher Newport University)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2014-01-22
544
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