Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, Volume 978, Issues 0-9659

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Cengage Learning, Feb 14, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 544 pages
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STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Eighth Edition, provides an accessible, well-balanced introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. This comprehensive, reader-friendly text includes abundant real-world examples, engaging exercises, and integrated features to support effective learning for both math-averse beginners and more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines. The text covers hand calculations and the use of computers, providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the latest SPSS statistical software package. Healey effectively breaks down even complex material to help students master key 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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User Review  - Sho - Goodreads

An excellent book that is incredibly conducive in social science research. Healey did not need to hide behind complicated words to show his admirable intelligence on the topics covered. Read full review

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Breaks the complicated world of statistical analysis into pieces that are understandable and relatable. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Descriptive Statistics
21
Inferential Statistics
139
Bivariate Measures of Association
293
Multivariate Techniques
395
Area Under the Normal Curve
453
Distribution of t
457
Distribution of Chi Square
459
Using Statistics Ideas for Research Projects
463
An Introduction to SPSS for Windows
469
Code Book for the General Social Survey 2006
477
Answers to OddNumbered EndofChapter Problems and Cumulative Exercises
485
Glossary
499
Credits
505
Index
507
Glossary of Symbols
515

Distribution of F
461

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About the author (2008)

Joseph F. Healey is Professor of Sociology at Christopher Newport University in Virginia. He received his PhD in sociology and anthropology from the University of Virginia. An experienced, innovative teacher of numerous race and ethnicity courses, he has written articles on minority groups, the sociology of sport, social movements, and violence, and he is also the author of "Statistics: A Tool for Social Research "(8th ed., 2008).

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