Statistics: A Tool For Social Research

Paperback | January 5, 2015

byJoseph F. Healey, Steven Prus

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Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, Third Canadian Edition, helps to construct and develop the skills necessary for social science majors to become statistically literate-computational competence, appreciation of statistics, and the ability to read professional social science literature-from a uniquely Canadian perspective. To do so, the text provides a comprehensive, yet exceptionally accessible and reader-friendly discussion of statistics that is appropriate for students with varying levels of mathematical skill, ranging from those who battle statistical "anxiety" to those adept at math. The text provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process, and equally stresses hand-based calculation and interpretation of statistics. Students learn to use and interpret statistics in a variety of settings, with most examples, demonstrations, and applications of statistics intended for a diversity of Canadian social issues and social science disciplines, including sociology, political science, social work, public administration, criminology and criminal justice, and gerontology. By providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the use of the latest SPSS statistical software package, Healey and Prus help students to master key statistical concepts and hone the skills they will need to succeed as professionals in a social science field--or simply to become "statistically literate," intelligent consumers of social research.

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Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, Third Canadian Edition, helps to construct and develop the skills necessary for social science majors to become statistically literate-computational competence, appreciation of statistics, and the ability to read professional social science literature-from a uniquely Canadian perspective. To do s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.96 inPublished:January 5, 2015Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176562079

ISBN - 13:9780176562076

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: IntroductionPart One: Descriptive StatisticsChapter 2: Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and GraphsChapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency and DispersionChapter 4: The Normal CurvePart Two: Inferential StatisticsChapter 5: Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling DistributionChapter 6: Estimation ProceduresChapter 7: Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample CaseChapter 8: Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample CaseChapter 9: Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of VarianceChapter 10: Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi SquarePart Three: Bivariate Measures of AssociationChapter 11: Introduction to Bivariate Association and Measures of Association for Variables Measured at the Nominal LevelChapter 12: Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal LevelChapter 13: Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio LevelPart Four: Multivariate TechniquesChapter 14: Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and CorrelationAppendix A: Area Under the Normal CurveAppendix B: Distribution of tAppendix C: Distribution of Chi SquareAppendix D: Distribution of FAppendix E: Using Statistics: Ideas for Research ProjectsAppendix F: An Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics for WindowsAppendix G: Information and Code Books for the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey and 2009 General Social Survey