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Based on the multifaceted Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Second Edition, this concise book outlines the statistical concepts and techniques for application that are essential for understanding data gathered from modern research in the social and behavioral sciences. Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences combines both previously published and newly developed contributions written by over 100 leading academics, researchers, and practitioner in a comprehensive, approachable format. This succinct reference unveils modern, cutting-edge approaches to acquiring and analyzing data across diverse subjects for students, academics, and researchers.
N. BALAKRISHNAN, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Balakrishnan is coeditor of the Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Second Edition and also serves as Editor in Chief of Communications in Statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. In addition to serving as Editor of the Methods and Applications of Statistics series, Dr. Balakrishnan is the coauthor of Precedence-Type TestsandApplications and A Primer on Statistical Distributions, both published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
1. Actuarial Science 1
2. Causation-I 6
3. Causation-II 9
4. Census 25
5. Correlation 32
6. Current Population Survey 46
7. Data Masking for Disclosure Avoidance 56
8. Divisia Indices 66
9. Econometrics 69
10. Educational Statistics 81
11. Electron Forecasting in the United Kingdom 88
12. Electron Projections 93
13. Employment Cost Index 97
14. Evolution of Current Population Survey 105
15. Federal Statistics 119
16. Fertility Measurement 128
17. Graduation 134
18. Human Capital 141
19. Dagum System of Income and Wealth Distributions 156
20. Income Distribution Models 174
21. Income Inequality Measures 186
22. Indexes: Affluence, Poverty, and Quality of Life 210