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Statistics for Social Sciences

Statistics for Social Sciences

  • T. Rajaretnam - Program Management Specialist (Professor), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

© 2016 | 308 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

A comprehensive guide to the practical applications of statistics in social sciences 

This book brings out the relevance of statistical tools and methods in social sciences. Describing the various statistical techniques, it highlights their purpose and application along with a brief overview on how to interpret results and draw inferences.

Topical and up-to-date, it examines:

• different types of statistical variables and their treatment
• tabulation and graphical presentation of data 
• theoretical distributions and common parametric and non-parametric tests, including analysis of variance and correlation ratio
• linear regression including checking for violation of assumptions, transformations of variables and predictions
• inequality measures such as Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient, dissimilarity index and human development index among others.

It will be indispensable for students and scholars of statistics, econometrics, psychology and those interested in the application of statistics in social sciences.


Introduction to Statistics
Sampling Methods
Tabular Analysis of Data
Graphical Presentation of Data
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Theoretical Distributions
Testing of Hypothesis
Measures of Correlation
Analysis of Variance and Correlation Ratio
Non-Parametric Tests
Regression Analysis
Logistic Regression Analysis
Multiple Classification Analysis
Factor Analysis
Inequality Measures

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ISBN: 9789351506553