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STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Eighth Edition, is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that uses real-world examples, engaging exercises, and special features in every chapter to help even the most math-averse students succeed in a required statistics course. At the same time, this versatile text is appropriate for more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines, providing an accessible, well-balanced introduction to fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. The text covers hand calculations and the use of computers, providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the latest SPSS statistical software package. Healey effectively breaks down even complex material to help students master key concepts and hone the skills they will need to succeed as professionals in a social science field--or simply to become "statistically literate," intelligent consumers of social research.
Table of Contents
Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Curve
Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution
Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance
Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square
Measures of Association
Bivariate Association: Introduction and Basic Concepts
Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
Elaborating Bivariate Tables
Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation
Area Under the Normal Curve
Distribution of T
Distribution of Chi Square
Distribution of F
Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects
Introduction to SPSS
Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2002
Review: Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems
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