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Title:
Statistics for the social sciences
Author:
Sirkin, R. Mark.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxi, 570 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780761914181

9780761914198

9780803951440

9780803951457
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Book

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Summary

Do your students lack confidence in handling quantitative work? Do they get confused about how to enter statistical data on SAS and SPSS programs? This Second Edition of Mark Sirkin′s popular textbook is the solution to these dilemmas. The book moves gradually from concepts that require little computational work to those that require more; emphasizes utilization so that students appreciate the usefulness of statistics; shows how the interpretation of data is related to the methods by which data was obtained; and includes coverage of the scientific method, levels of measurement and the interpretation of tables.


Table of Contents

How We Reason
Levels of Measurement and Forms of Data
Defining Variables
Measuring Central Tendency
Measuring Dispersion
Constructing and Interpreting Contingency Tables
Statistical Inference and Tests of Significance
Probability Distributions and One-Sample z and t Tests
Two-Sample t Tests
One-Way Analysis of Variance
Measuring Association in Contingency Tables
The Chi-Square Test
Correlation and Regression Analysis
Additional Aspects of Correlation and Regression Analysis