Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, the Fourth Edition of this must-have reference guide has been updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with new terms, synonyms, and graphics, this best-selling dictionary provides readers with everything they need to read and understand a research report, including elementary terms and concepts and methodology and design definitions, as well as concepts from qualitative research methods and terms from theory and philosophy.
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alpha level ANOVA assumption average Bayesian bias calculated called categorical variables causal children’s cluster cluster sampling coding Compare comparisons condition contrasted control group correlation coefficient covariance curve dependent diagram estimate event example experiment factor analysis Figure frequency distribution graph income independent variables indicates individuals inference interaction effect interval latent variables linear model matrix mean methods multiple regression multivariate normal distribution null hypothesis observed occur outcome outliers particular plot predicted problem procedure qualitative research quantitative random sampling ratio regression analysis regression coefficient regression equation regression line reject relation relationship research design residual sample statistic sampling distribution scale scores sometimes standard deviation standard error statistical significance structural equation modeling subjects sum of squares survey symbol Table techniques term test statistic theoretical theory time-series tion transformation treatment Type I error usually validity vari z scores