Simple Statistics

A Course Book for the Social Sciences
Author: Frances Clegg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521288026
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 210
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Simple Statistics is suitable primarily for A-level students and undergraduates following courses in psychology and, to a lesser degree, sociology, economics and geography.

Beginning Statistics

An Introduction for Social Scientists
Author: Liam Foster,Ian Diamond,Julie Jefferies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147390921X
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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In the Second Edition of this bestselling textbook, the authors use real-world examples to introduce basic principles in statistics with no prior knowledge or experience assumed. With an emphasis on describing concepts, showing through example and illustrating points with graphs and displays, this book will provide readers with a step-by-step introduction to using statistics. Chapters address the following questions: Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life? How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used? What are regression and correlation anyway?

Statistical Power Analysis for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Basic and Advanced Techniques
Author: Xiaofeng Steven Liu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136464190
Category: Psychology
Page: 386
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This is the first book to demonstrate the application of power analysis to the newer more advanced statistical techniques that are increasingly used in the social and behavioral sciences. Both basic and advanced designs are covered. Readers are shown how to apply power analysis to techniques such as hierarchical linear modeling, meta-analysis, and structural equation modeling. Each chapter opens with a review of the statistical procedure and then proceeds to derive the power functions. This is followed by examples that demonstrate how to produce power tables and charts. The book clearly shows how to calculate power by providing open code for every design and procedure in R, SAS, and SPSS. Readers can verify the power computation using the computer programs on the book's website. There is a growing requirement to include power analysis to justify sample sizes in grant proposals. Most chapters are self-standing and can be read in any order without much disruption.This book will help readers do just that. Sample computer code in R, SPSS, and SAS at www.routledge.com/9781848729810 are written to tabulate power values and produce power curves that can be included in a grant proposal. Organized according to various techniques, chapters 1 – 3 introduce the basics of statistical power and sample size issues including the historical origin, hypothesis testing, and the use of statistical power in t tests and confidence intervals. Chapters 4 - 6 cover common statistical procedures -- analysis of variance, linear regression (both simple regression and multiple regression), correlation, analysis of covariance, and multivariate analysis. Chapters 7 - 11 review the new statistical procedures -- multi-level models, meta-analysis, structural equation models, and longitudinal studies. The appendixes contain a tutorial about R and show the statistical theory of power analysis. Intended as a supplement for graduate courses on quantitative methods, multivariate statistics, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) and/or multilevel modeling and SEM taught in psychology, education, human development, nursing, and social and life sciences, this is the first text on statistical power for advanced procedures. Researchers and practitioners in these fields also appreciate the book‘s unique coverage of the use of statistical power analysis to determine sample size in planning a study. A prerequisite of basic through multivariate statistics is assumed.

Using Basic Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences


Author: Annabel Ness Evans
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323617
Category: Social Science
Page: 624
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Using Basic Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Fifth Edition, by Annabel Ness Evans, presents introductory statistics in a practical, conceptual, and humorous way, reducing the anxiety that many students experience in introductory courses. Avoiding complex notation and derivation, the book focuses on helping readers develop an understanding of the underlying logic of statistics. Practical Focus on Research boxes engage students with realistic applications of statistics, and end-of-chapter exercises ensure student comprehension. This exciting new edition includes a greater number of realistic and engaging global examples within the social and behavioral sciences, making it ideal for use within many departments or in interdisciplinary settings.

Cartoon Guide to Statistics


Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062731025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
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If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

Social Statistics

Managing Data, Conducting Analyses, Presenting Results
Author: Thomas J. Linneman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315391805
Category: Social Science
Page: 642
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Companion Materials Arriving Soon! With a clear and engaging writing style and strong examples from the real world, this text covers current statistical techniques at an introductory level and emphasizes the clear presentation of results to a variety of audiences, making the course more useful to students and their careers. Interconnection features among chapters help students understand how all of the techniques fit together. Using varied data sets, the text features a highly rated companion website that includes videos of the author offering step-by-step explanations of how to carry out the techniques, interpret the results, and present them to varied audiences. NEW TO THIS EDITION More inter-chapter connections have been added to improve students’ conceptual learning. Several examples (on immigration, health, and civil rights) now permeate the text for easy comparison of techniques across chapters. The section on managing data is considerably expanded to cover topics such as finding new sources of data, dealing with missing data, and how to combine data reliably. Very current examples from the scholarly literature from criminology, education, and health show how researchers use each chapter’s techniques to tell compelling stories. Instructors can choose from a variety of greatly expanded materials to enhance their lectures: engaging animations of key concepts; dynamic demonstrations of how statistics change in line with the data; short lectures on difficult-to-explain topics; and in-class exercises that will help students learn how to make sense of statistical results.

Statistics for the Social Sciences


Author: Russell T. Warne
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107576970
Category: Mathematics
Page: 601
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This introductory undergraduate textbook is the first statistics textbook built around the General Linear Model.

Applied Statistics Using Stata

A Guide for the Social Sciences
Author: Mehmet Mehmetoglu,Tor Georg Jakobsen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987903
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the ‘why’ of statistics and the ‘how’. Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs. The book also provides: Original case studies and data sets Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters A wide range of detailed applications using Stata Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code. This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.

Statistics for the Social Sciences


Author: R. Mark Sirkin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412905466
Category: Mathematics
Page: 610
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Popular in previous editions, this Third Edition continues to help build students' confidence and ability in doing statistical analysis by slowly moving from concepts that require little computational work to those that require more. Author R. Mark Sirkin once again demonstrates how statistics can be used so that students come to appreciate their usefulness rather than fear them. Statistics for the Social Sciences emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of data to give students a feel for how data interpretation is related to the methods by which the information was obtained.

From Numbers to Words

Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences
Author: Susan Morgan,Tom Reichert,Tyler R. Harrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317269756
Category: Social Science
Page: 126
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This invaluable resource guides readers through the process of creating scholarly, publishable prose from the results of quantitative experiments and investigations. It delves into the issues commonly encountered when reporting the results of statistical experiments and investigations, and provides instruction re the representation of these results in text and visual formats. This unique research companion serves as a must-have reference for advanced students doing quantitative research and working with statistics, with the goal of writing up and publishing their findings; it also serves as a useful refresher for experienced researchers.

Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Books a la Carte


Author: Jack Levin,James Alan Fox,David Forde
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780134427768
Category: Social sciences
Page: 608
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For courses in Statistics for Social Workers An introduction to statistics in the social sciences that balances theory and practice Elementary Statistics in Social Research provides a balanced overview of statistical analysis in the social sciences, providing coverage of both theoretical concepts and step-by-step computational techniques. Throughout this best-selling text, authors Jack Levin, James Alan Fox, and David Forde make statistics accessible to all readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. Throughout the Twelfth Edition, detailed, step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures help students to better grasp key concepts. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. Elementary Statistics in Social Research, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Alan Agresti
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134512820
Category: Mathematics
Page: 740
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences . Statistical methods applied to social sciences, made accessible to all through an emphasis on concepts Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences introduces statistical methods to students majoring in social science disciplines. With an emphasis on concepts and applications, this book assumes you have no previous knowledge of statistics and only a minimal mathematical background. It contains sufficient material for a two-semester course. The 5th Edition gives you examples and exercises with a variety of “real data.” It includes more illustrations of statistical software for computations and takes advantage of the outstanding applets to explain key concepts, such as sampling distributions and conducting basic data analyses. It continues to downplay mathematics–often a stumbling block for students–while avoiding reliance on an overly simplistic recipe-based approach to statistics.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society


Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347223
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

Statistical Models

Theory and Practice
Author: David A. Freedman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139477314
Category: Mathematics
Page: N.A
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This lively and engaging book explains the things you have to know in order to read empirical papers in the social and health sciences, as well as the techniques you need to build statistical models of your own. The discussion in the book is organized around published studies, as are many of the exercises. Relevant journal articles are reprinted at the back of the book. Freedman makes a thorough appraisal of the statistical methods in these papers and in a variety of other examples. He illustrates the principles of modelling, and the pitfalls. The discussion shows you how to think about the critical issues - including the connection (or lack of it) between the statistical models and the real phenomena. The book is written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in statistics, as well as students and professionals in the social and health sciences.

SPSS Basics

Techniques for a First Course in Statistics
Author: Zealure C. Holcomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138464520
Category: SPSS (Computer file)
Page: 208
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This text takes the guesswork out of using SPSS, with screenshots that show each step for calculating each statistic. It includes extensive coverage of how to format raw SPSS output for inclusion in research reports. End-of-chapter exercises help students master their newly acquired skills. An instructor�s answer key will be included with each complimentary examination copy. New to this edition: This edition includes an abundance of instructional screenshots, all of which have been updated to reflect the new look of IBM SPSS Statistics Version 23. Instructor ancillaries that accompany this text include PowerPoints for classroom instruction, and test banks in text format and importable to Respondus.

Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics


Author: William E. Wagner, III
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506331742
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Reliable and student-friendly, Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics by William E. Wagner, III is known for its effectiveness in helping readers learn to use SPSS software for simple data management. Now reflecting SPSS Version 23.0, the Sixth Edition includes updated examples, screenshots, and tables based on current GSS (General Social Survey) data. This manual is an excellent companion to any undergraduate social statistics and research methods text and is ideal as a stand-alone guide for those learning to use SPSS software for the first time.

The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts
Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761971337
Category: Social Science
Page: 345
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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

Doing Research/Reading Research

Re-Interrogating Education
Author: Paul Dowling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135711992
Category: Education
Page: 150
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This best-selling text provides a scheme which enables the beginning researcher to organize and evaluate the research that they read and to plan and implement small scale research projects of their own. The authors also give structured, practical guidance on the development of a research question, techniques of data collection, qualitative and quantitative forms of analysis, and the writing and dissemination of research.

The Joy of Stats

A Short Guide to Introductory Statistics in the Social Sciences
Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442601884
Category: Mathematics
Page: 342
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"This is a great book for social science students. Clearly written, with many examples, Garner certainly makes learning and teaching introductory statistics a joy!" - Nikolaos Liodakis, Wilfrid Laurier University

SPSS Book

Student Guide to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
Author: Matthew J. Zagumny
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059518913X
Category: Computers
Page: 115
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Learning statistical computing using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)r was never easier! The ideal SPSSr manual for students of statistics and social science research. With over 40 screen images, readers will be led step-by-step through uses of SPSSr to analyze data from experimental and correlational research designs. Dr. Zagumny shares his 15 years of experience as a student, teacher, and user of statistics and statistical software. All social scientists should have a copy on their bookshelf.