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Title:
Dictionary of statistics & methodology : a nontechnical guide for the social sciences
Author:
Vogt, W. Paul.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xv, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761912736

9780761912743
Format :
Book

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Summary

The first edition of this bestselling book helped more than 15,000 social scientists get to grips with statistical terms and methods. Now this useful dictionary has been revised with 600 additional terms compiled from readers' requests and suggestions.

Praise for the First Edition:

`Provides excellent value for money - especially for graduate students just being introduced to research methods and marketing practitioners without a strong grounding in research methods who want to read statistically loaded academic research' - Journal of Marketing Research


Summary

The first edition of this bestselling book helped more than 15,000 social scientists get to grips with statistical terms and methods. Now this useful dictionary has been revised with 600 additional terms compiled from readers' requests and suggestions.

Praise for the First Edition:

`Provides excellent value for money - especially for graduate students just being introduced to research methods and marketing practitioners without a strong grounding in research methods who want to read statistically loaded academic research' - Journal of Marketing Research


Reviews 2

Choice Review

Statistical methods are applied to many fields to help in the interpretation of experimental results. However, most social science researchers are not experts in the field of statistics, and they need help understanding statistical interpretations in the research literature and applying statistical methodology to their own data. As with its previous editions, this dictionary presents very well-written nontechnical definitions for consumers of social science research. This new edition continues to be the best available dictionary in this field. The number of definitions has increased to over 2,400; compare this to a similar dictionary, The Sage Dictionary of Statistics, by D. Cramer and D. L. Howitt (2004), which has only about 500 definitions. Vogt (Illinois State Univ.) is particularly good at maintaining the principle that "a definition should never contain terms more obscure that the one being defined." A short bibliography of additional readings is included. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Reference collections; all levels, including researchers, some of whom may want their own copy. J. O. Christensen Brigham Young University


Choice Review

Statistical methods are applied to many fields to help in the interpretation of experimental results. However, most social science researchers are not experts in the field of statistics, and they need help understanding statistical interpretations in the research literature and applying statistical methodology to their own data. As with its previous editions, this dictionary presents very well-written nontechnical definitions for consumers of social science research. This new edition continues to be the best available dictionary in this field. The number of definitions has increased to over 2,400; compare this to a similar dictionary, The Sage Dictionary of Statistics, by D. Cramer and D. L. Howitt (2004), which has only about 500 definitions. Vogt (Illinois State Univ.) is particularly good at maintaining the principle that "a definition should never contain terms more obscure that the one being defined." A short bibliography of additional readings is included. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Reference collections; all levels, including researchers, some of whom may want their own copy. J. O. Christensen Brigham Young University


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Dictionary
Dictionary
Suggestions for Further Reading
Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Dictionary
Dictionary
Suggestions for Further Reading

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