## Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social SciencesThe |

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### Contents

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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alpha level analysis of variance ANOVA assumption Bayesian inference bias calculated called causal chi-squared test coding Compare comparisons contrasted correlation coefficient covariance curve dependent diagram estimate event example experiment experimental factor analysis frequency distribution graph graphic income independent variables indicates individuals inference interaction effect interval latent variables Level of Measurement logistic logistic regression matrix mean measure of association median methods multiple regression normal distribution null hypothesis observed outcome outliers Pearson's plot posttest predict predictor problem procedure qualitative random error random sampling regression analysis regression coefficient regression equation regression line relation relationship research design sample statistic sampling distribution scale sciences scores social and behavioral standard deviation standard scores statistical significance structural equation modeling subjects sum of squares survey symbol Table techniques term test statistic theory tion transformation treatment Type I error usually validity values z-score zero