## Quantitative methods and statistics: a guide to social research'Wright has written a very readable overview of the major quantitative techniques used in the social sciences. Her book covers many of the major techniques used in contemporary social science concisely and clearly and, therefore, should be useful to both practitioners and students alike.' -- George W Bohrnstedt, Indiana University |

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### Contents

Acknowledgments | 10 |

STATISTICS | 11 |

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND RANDOMIZATION | 33 |

Copyright | |

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