Social statistics

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1979 - Mathematics - 625 pages
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Purposes and limitations of statistics; Theory, measurement, and mathematics; Univariate descriptive statistics; Nominal scales: proportions, percentages and ratios; Interval scales: frequency distributions and graphics presentation; Interval scales: measures of central tendency; Measures of dispersion; The normal distribution; Inductive statistics; Introduction to inductive statistics; Probability; Testing hypotheses: the binomial distribution; Single-sample tests involving means and proportions; Point and interval estimation; Bivariate and multivariate statistics; Two-sample tests: difference of means and proportions; Ordinal scales: two-sample nonparametric tests; Nominal scales: contigency problems; Analysis of variance; Correlation and regression; multiple and partial correlation; Analysis of covariance, dummy variables, and other applications of the linear model; Sampling; Appendix; Index.

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I have the second edition of this classic textbook in statistics. What I find so interesting is how dated it now seems. With statistical software, statistics is taught differently than when the second ... Read full review


Purposes and Limitations of Statistics
Theory Measurement and Mathematics
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H.M. Blalock, Jr. (1926-1991) was professor of sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He was recipient of the 1973 ASA Samuel Stouffer Prize, and was a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was the 70th president of the American Sociological Association.