Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

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SAGE, 2005 - Social Science - 355 pages
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The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with 400 additional definitions and illustrations compiled from readers' requests and suggestions!

 

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A
1
B
19
C
35
D
77
E
101
F
117
G
129
H
139
P
225
Q
255
R
259
S
283
T
321
U
331
V
335
W
341

I
149
J
161
K
165
L
167
M
183
N
203
O
217
X
345
Y
347
Z
349
Suggestions for Further Reading
351
About the Author
355
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About the author (2005)

W. Paul Vogt is Emeritus Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University where he won both teaching and research awards. He specializes in methodological choice and program evaluation and is particularly interested in ways to integrate multiple methods. His other books include: "Tolerance & Education: Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference" (Sage Publications, 1998); "Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals" (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); "Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations" (co-edited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press, 2004). He is also editor of three four-volume sets in the series, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods: "Selecting Research Methods "(2008); "Data Collection "(2010); and "Quantitative Research Methods "(2011).

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