Statistics for Social Workers

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Longman, 1998 - Social sciences - 258 pages
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Written by social workers for social work students, Statistics for Social Workers, 4/e, focuses on the kinds of statistical analysis most often used by social workers. As a result, students are able to use statistics in their everyday work in order to become more effective practitioners. Weinbach & Grinnell avoid the heavy use of mathematical formulae & present statistics in a highly accessible, user-friendly format that helps students understand, appreciate, & make use of statistics in refining their helping skills. NEW FEATURES- * New chapter on sampling distributions & expanded coverage of hypothesis testing. * Additional case examples throughout the text vividly illustrate concepts & provide students with a useful point of reference for understanding statistics. * Reorganized material to reflect the relationship between bivariate & multivariate analysis. CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Frequency Distributions & Graphs 3. Central Tendency & Variability 4. Normal Distributions 5. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing 6. Sampling Distributions & Hypothesis Testing 7. Selecting Statistical Tests 8. Correlation 9. Simple Linear Regression 10. Cross-Tabulation 11. t Tests & Analysis of Variance 12. Additional Parametric & Multivariate Tests References & Further Reading Glossary Appendices Index

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Contents

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS AND GRAPHS
20
CENTRAL TENDENCY AND VARIABILITY
39
NORMAL DISTRIBUTIONS
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