Statistics for International Social Work And Other Behavioral Sciences

Paperback | January 22, 2016

bySerge Lee, Maria Cesaltina da Silveira Nunes Dinis, Lois Lowe

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Statistics for International Social Work And Other Behavioral Sciences presents statistics using straightforward, accessible language, making it easier for students of all backgrounds - particularly social work student undergraduates, graduates and practitioners - to learn and applystatistical concepts, tools, and procedures. The book incorporates two powerful statistical software programs, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel ToolPak, into statistical computations. The course contents have been organized pedagogically in an order that allows students to view the progression of concepts and hand calculations in conjunction with computerized statistical analysis tools. Furthermore, this text is unique in that it includes appendices specifically designed toprovide instructions on preparing data for data entry, construct variable names, and data analysis-using SPSS; present guidelines to nonparametric statistics and post hoc comparisons; and focus on Microsoft Excel ToolPak, which is available in most personally owned computers and handheld devicessuch as tablets and smart phones. The book also includes robust instructor and student materials via a companion website.

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Statistics for International Social Work And Other Behavioral Sciences presents statistics using straightforward, accessible language, making it easier for students of all backgrounds - particularly social work student undergraduates, graduates and practitioners - to learn and applystatistical concepts, tools, and procedures. The book ...

Serge Lee, PhD, is a statistics and research professor in the Division of Social Work at California State University, Sacramento for over 22 years. He is an expert on international social work, acculturation and assimilation issues of immigrants and refugees, as well as health and mental health of minority groups. Maria C. Silveira N...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:January 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199379556

ISBN - 13:9780199379552

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Table of Contents

PrefaceDedicationsList of TablesList of Figures1. Brief Introduction to Research and Statistics2. Variables, Levels of Measurement, and Ethical3. Descriptive Statistics: Frequency Distributions4. Descriptive Statistics: Measures of Central Tendency and Variability5. Normal Distribution and Z-Score6. Probability and Hypothesis Testing7. Inferential Statistics: Cross-Tabulation and Chi-Square8. Inferential Statistics: Correlation9. Inferential Statistics: The T-Tests10. Inferential Statistics: Simple Linear Regression11. One-Way Analysis of Variance12. Qulaitative and Qualitative Data AnalysisAppendix A: Introduction to SPSSAppendix B. Nonparametric Statistics and Post HOC TestsAppendix C: How to Use Microsoft ExcelGlossaryIndex