Social Statistics

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Roger Penn, Damon Berridge
SAGE Publications, Jun 15, 2010 - Reference - 1642 pages
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Statistics and statistical analyses have become a key feature of contemporary social science. Social statistics is the use of statistical measurement systems to study human behavior in a social environment. This can be accomplished through polling a particular group of people, evaluating a particular subset of data obtained about a group of people, or by observation and statistical analysis of a set of data that relates to people and their behaviors. This major reference collection brings together the classic pieces that have framed the often controversial debates of using statistics as a social research method.

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Roger Penn is currently a Professor of Sociology at Queen's University Belfast. He is a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences, andnbsp;recently a Visiting Professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the University of Bologna. He is the author of 14nbsp;books, including Skilled Workers in the Class Structure, Class, Power and Technology, Social Change and Economic Life in Britain andnbsp;Children of International Migrants in Europe, and the Editor of two SAGE Series: Statistical Analysis of Continuous Data (four volumes)nbsp;and Social Statistics (four volumes). He has a long-standing interest in the interface of history and sociology. He has been the Directornbsp;of a range of multidisciplinary teams engaged in systematic empirical sociology including the Economic and Social Research Council'snbsp;(ESRC) Social Change and Economic Life Initiative and the European Union-funded Effectiveness of National Integration Strategiesnbsp;(EFFNATIS) project. Main research interests lie in the field of economic sociology, as well as the application of social statistics tonbsp;sociological data. nbsp;

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