## Statistical Methods for the Social SciencesThe book presents an introduction to statistical methods for students majoring in social science disciplines. No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed, and mathematical background is assumed to be minimal (lowest-level high-school algebra). The book contains sufficient material for a two-semester sequence of courses. Such sequences are commonly required of social science graduate students in sociology, political science, and psychology. Students in geography, anthropology, journalism, and speech also are sometimes required to take at least one statistics course. |

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Perfectly reasonable base text; I think one can get through it significantly faster than two semesters, but provides just the base needed for more advanced work.

### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Sampling and Measurement | 11 |

Descriptive Statistics | 31 |

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Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, Books a la Carte Edition Alan Agresti,Barbara Finlay No preview available - 2009 |

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analysis analyze ANOVA association assumptions bivariate box plot categorical variables cell Chapter chi-squared conditional distribution confidence interval contingency table controlling data file Democrat denote describe difference dummy variables effect equals estimated odds example Explain explanatory variables F test factor falls females Figure formula frequency gamma gender increase independent inference interaction interpret larger linear logistic regression males mean square median methods multiple regression model murder rate normal distribution null hypothesis observations odds ratio ordinal outliers P-value P(Type pairs parameter party ID percentage plot political ideology population distribution population mean population proportion prediction equation predictors quantitative variables race random sample relationship reported Republican response variable sample mean sample proportion sampling distribution scatterplot score Section selling price shows significance test skewed slope SPSS standard deviation standard error subjects sum of squares summarizes test statistic violent crime rate voted z-score