Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society
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Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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December 2017 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 
Chapter 1: The What and Why of Statistics
The Research Process  
Asking Research Questions  
The Role of Theory  
Formulating the Hypotheses  
Collecting Data  
Analyzing Data and Evaluating the Hypotheses  
Examining A Diverse Society  
 
Chapter 2: The Organization and Graphic Presentation of Data
Frequency Distributions  
Proportions nad Percentages  
Percentage Distributions  
The Construction of Frequency Distributions  
Cumulative Distributions  
Rates  
Graphic Presentation of Data  
The Pie Chart  
The Bar Graph  
The Histogram  
The Line Graph  
The Time Series Chart  
Statistics in Practice: Foreign-Born Population 65 Years and Over  
 
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency
The Mode  
The Median  
The Mean  
Reading The Research Literature: The Case of Reporting Income  
Statistics in Practice: The Shape of the Distribution  
Considerations for Choosing a Measure of Central Tendency  
 
Chapter 4: Measures of Variability
The Importance of Measuring Variability  
The Index of Qualitative Variation  
Statistics in Practice: DIversity in U.S. Society  
The Range  
The Interquartile Range  
The Variance and the Standard Deviation  
Considerations for Choosing a Measure of Variation  
Reading the Research Literature: Community College Mentoring  
 
Chapter 5: The Normal Distribution
Properties of the Normal Distribution  
An Application of the Normal Curve  
The Standard Normal Distribution  
The Standard Normal Table  
Reading the Research Literature: Child Health and Academic Achievement  
 
Chapter 6: Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Aims of Sampling  
Basic Probability Principles  
Probability Sampling  
The Concept of the Sampling Distribution  
The Sampling Distribution of the Mean  
The Central Limit Theorem  
Statistics in Practice: A Sampling Lesson  
 
Chapter 7: Estimation
Confidence Intervals for Means  
Confidence Intervals for Proportions  
Reading the Research Literature: Women Victims of Intimate Violence  
 
Chapter 8: Testing Hypotheses
Assumptions of Statistical Hypothesis Testing  
Stating the Research and Null Hypotheses  
Probability Values and Alpha  
The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing: A Summary  
Errors in Hypothesis Testing  
Hypothesis Testing With One Sample and Population Variance Unknown  
Hypothesis Testing With Two Sample Means  
The Sampling Distribution of Difference Between Means  
The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing About Differene Between Means: A Summary  
Statistics in Practice: Cigarette Use Among Teens  
Hypothesis Testing With Two Sample Proportions  
Reading the Research Literature: Reporting the Results of Hypothesis Testing  
 
Chapter 9: The Chi-Square Test and Measures of Association
The Concept of Chi-Square as a Statistical Test  
The Concept of Statistical Independence  
The Structure of Hypothesis Testing with Chi-Square  
Proportional Reduction of Error  
Lambda: A Measure of Association for Nominal Variables  
Cramer's V: A Chi-Square=Related Measure of Association for Nominal Variables  
Gamma and Kendall's Tau-B: Symmetrical Measures of Association for Ordinal Variables  
Reading the Research Literature: India's Internet Using POpulation  
 
Chapter 10: Analysis of Variance
Understanding Analysis of Variance  
The Structure of Hypothesis Testing with ANOVA  
The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing: A Summary  
Statistics in Practice: The Ethical Consumer  
Reading the Research Literature: Emerging Adulthood  
 
Chapter 11: Regression and Correlation
The Scatter Diagram  
Linear Relationships and Prediction Rules  
A Negative Relationship: Age and Internet Hours Per Week  
Methods for Assessing the Accuracy of Predictions  
Testing the Significance of r^2 Using ANOVA  
Statistics in PRactice: Multiple Regression  
ANOVA For Multiple Linear Regression  
Reading the Research Literature: Academic Intentions and Support  
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • A focus on race, class, gender and other aspects of social diversity sets the book apart from others in the field and mirrors the major emphasis in the social sciences today 
  • Reading the Research Literature sections in most chapters help students read and interpret statistical information in professional and scholarly publications 
  • Learning Checks within chapters engage students in reviewing key concepts and techniques 
  • Statistics in Practice and I examples show students applications to meaningful social issues 

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ISBN: 9781506390826