Book Title : Basic Statistics for Social Research

basic statistics for social research

Release Date : 2012-11-15
ISBN Code : 9781118234150
Book Author : Robert A. Hanneman
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 560

Book Summary :

A core statistics text that emphasizes logical inquiry, not math Basic Statistics for Social Research teaches core general statistical concepts and methods that all social science majors must master to understand (and do) social research. Its use of mathematics and theory are deliberately limited, as the authors focus on the use of concepts and tools of statistics in the analysis of social science data, rather than on the mathematical and computational aspects. Research questions and applications are taken from a wide variety of subfields in sociology, and each chapter is organized around one or more general ideas that are explained at its beginning and then applied in increasing detail in the body of the text. Each chapter contains instructive features to aid students in understanding and mastering the various statistical approaches presented in the book, including: Learning objectives Check quizzes after many sections and an answer key at the end of the chapter Summary Key terms End-of-chapter exercises SPSS exercises (in select chapters) Ancillary materials for both the student and the instructor are available and include a test bank for instructors and downloadable video tutorials for students.

Book Title : Basic Statistics for Social Research

basic statistics for social research

Release Date : 2003-06-24
ISBN Code : 0203430891
Book Author : Duncan Cramer
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 424

Book Summary :

This accessible introdution to statistics using the program Minitab explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Keeping statistical symbols and formulae to a minimum and using simple examples, this book: * Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing * Includes a concise introduction to the program Minitab * Describes a wider range of tests than other introductory texts * Contains a comprehensive range of exercises with answers. Basic Statistics for Social Research will prove an invaluable introductory statistics text for students, and a useful resource for graduates and professionals engaged in research in the social sciences.

Book Title : Using Statistics in Social Research

using statistics in social research

Release Date : 2013-09-07
ISBN Code : 9781461485735
Book Author : Scott M. Lynch
Book Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 229

Book Summary :

This book covers applied statistics for the social sciences with upper-level undergraduate students in mind. The chapters are based on lecture notes from an introductory statistics course the author has taught for a number of years. The book integrates statistics into the research process, with early chapters covering basic philosophical issues underpinning the process of scientific research. These include the concepts of deductive reasoning and the falsifiability of hypotheses, the development of a research question and hypotheses, and the process of data collection and measurement. Probability theory is then covered extensively with a focus on its role in laying the foundation for statistical reasoning and inference. After illustrating the Central Limit Theorem, later chapters address the key, basic statistical methods used in social science research, including various z and t tests and confidence intervals, nonparametric chi square tests, one-way analysis of variance, correlation, simple regression, and multiple regression, with a discussion of the key issues involved in thinking about causal processes. Concepts and topics are illustrated using both real and simulated data. The penultimate chapter presents rules and suggestions for the successful presentation of statistics in tabular and graphic formats, and the final chapter offers suggestions for subsequent reading and study.

Book Title : Fundamental Statistics for Social Research

fundamental statistics for social research

Release Date : 2003-09-02
ISBN Code : 9781134693245
Book Author : Duncan Cramer
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 480

Book Summary :

This accessible introduction to statistics using the program SPSS for Windows explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Keeping statistical symbols and formulae to a minimum and using simple examples, this book: * assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing * includes a concise introduction to the program SPSS for Windows * describes a wider range of tests than other introductory texts * contains a comprehensive range of exercises with answers Fundamental Statistics for Social Research covers SPSS Release 6 for Windows 3.1 and Release 7 for Windows 95. It will prove an invaluable introductory statistics text for students, and a useful resource for graduates and professionals engaged in research in the social sciences.

Book Title : Basic statistics for the social and behavioral sciences

basic statistics for the social and behavioral sciences

Release Date : 1996
ISBN Code : STANFORD:36105110489999
Book Author : George Diekhoff
Book Publisher : Macmillan College
Total Pages : 448

Book Summary :

Focused on principles and techniques, this book provides a conceptual, intuitive approach to applied statistics that replaces proofs and derivations with examples and illustrations. The focus throughout is on the usefulness of statistics and content is organized according to statistical applications, not statistical assumptions. Emphasizes informed applications of statistics — but provides a balance of applications and theory. Explores the statistical procedures that are most useful in the social and behavioral sciences — with a focus on essential concepts and techniques needed in order to begin to evaluate data and read research literature in the behavior sciences. Groups statistics by purpose, not assumption. Demonstrates appropriate applications as well as computational mechanics and interpretation. Shows that statistics is not the study of numbers, but the study of people, cities, and the concerns of the everyday world.

Book Title : The American Dictionary of Criminal Justice

the american dictionary of criminal justice

Release Date : 2005
ISBN Code : 0810854066
Book Author : Dean J. Champion
Book Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Total Pages : 513

Book Summary :

Combines a dictionary of key legal terms with an index of leading United States Supreme Court cases indexed by type of case, such as death penalty, right to counsel, and searches and seizures.

Book Title : Statistics A Tool for Social Research

statistics a tool for social research

Release Date : 2011-01-28
ISBN Code : 9781111186364
Book Author : Joseph Healey
Book Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 560

Book Summary :

STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Ninth Edition, provides an accessible, well-balanced introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. This comprehensive, reader-friendly text includes abundant real-world examples, engaging exercises, and integrated features to support effective learning for both math-averse beginners and more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines. 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Book Title : Statistics for the Social Sciences

statistics for the social sciences

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 141290546X
Book Author : R. Mark Sirkin
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 610

Book Summary :

Popular in previous editions, this Third Edition continues to help build students' confidence and ability in doing statistical analysis by slowly moving from concepts that require little computational work to those that require more. Author R. Mark Sirkin once again demonstrates how statistics can be used so that students come to appreciate their usefulness rather than fear them. Statistics for the Social Sciences emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of data to give students a feel for how data interpretation is related to the methods by which the information was obtained.

Book Title : Basic Statistics for Social Workers

basic statistics for social workers

Release Date : 2009-11-16
ISBN Code : 9780761849322
Book Author : Robert A. Schneider
Book Publisher : University Press of America
Total Pages : 99

Book Summary :

This revised edition was developed after teaching statistics to undergraduate and graduate social work students for over ten years. The statistical concepts that are necessary for students to know are covered, ranging from simple descriptive statistics such as crosstabs and tabular data up to a limited discussion of multiple regression.

Book Title : Basic Statistics

basic statistics

Release Date : 2013
ISBN Code : 9781442218468
Book Author : Tenko Raykov
Book Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 331

Book Summary :

Basic Statistics provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics using the free, state-of-the-art, powerful software program R. This book is designed to both introduce students to key concepts in statistics and to provide simple instructions for using R. This concise book: .Teaches essential concepts in statistics, assuming little background knowledge on the part of the reader .Introduces students to R with as few sub-commands as possible for ease of use .Provides practical examples from the educational, behavioral, and social sciences With clear explanations of statistical processes and step-by-step commands in R, Basic Statistics will appeal to students and professionals across the social and behavioral sciences."

Book Title : Experiment Design and Statistical Methods For Behavioural and Social Research

experiment design and statistical methods for behavioural and social research

Release Date : 1994-05-15
ISBN Code : 0412542307
Book Author : David R. Boniface
Book Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

Experiment Design and Statistical Methods introduces the concepts, principles, and techniques for carrying out a practical research project either in real world settings or laboratories - relevant to studies in psychology, education, life sciences, social sciences, medicine, and occupational and management research. The text covers: repeated measures unbalanced and non-randomized experiments and surveys choice of design adjustment for confounding variables model building and partition of variance covariance multiple regression Experiment Design and Statistical Methods contains a unique extension of the Venn diagram for understanding non-orthogonal design, and it includes exercises for developing the reader's confidence and competence. The book also examines advanced techniques for users of computer packages or data analysis, such as Minitab, SPSS, SAS, SuperANOVA, Statistica, BMPD, SYSTAT, Genstat, and GLIM.

Book Title : Social Research

social research

Release Date : 2003-04-16
ISBN Code : 9781847871169
Book Author : Piergiorgio Corbetta
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

`This is an impressively detailed, clearly written book.... It is a book that I would like students to read' - Clive Seale, Goldsmiths College, London Social Research: Theory, Methods and Techniques presents an understanding of social research practice through appreciation of its foundations and methods. Stretching from the philosophy of science to detailed descriptions of both qualitative and quantitative techniques, it illustrates not only `how' to do social research, but also `why' particular techniques are used today. The book is divided into three parts: Part One: Illustrates the two basic paradigms - quantitative and qualitative - of social research, describing their origins in philosophical thought and outlining their current interpretations. Part Two: Devoted to quantitative research, and discusses the relationship between theory and research practice. It also presents a discussion of key quantitative research techniques. Part Three: Examines qualitative research. Topics range from classical qualitative techniques such as participant observation, to more recent developments such as ethnomethodological studies. Overall, the author offers an engaging contribution to the field of social research and this book is a reminder of the solid foundations upon which most social research is conducted today. As a consequence it will be required reading for students throughout the social sciences, and at various levels.

Book Title : Simple Statistics

simple statistics

Release Date : 2008-01-01
ISBN Code : 0195332547
Book Author : Terance D. Miethe
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 330

Book Summary :

Simple Statistics provides a concise, compelling, and reasonably priced introduction to basic statistics for students of criminology and criminal justice. Written in a conversational tone, this text does not "dumb down" the material. Rather, it demonstrates the value of statistical thinking and reasoning in context. For example, Chapter 2 illustrates the various ways that "garbage in, garbage out" affects the substantive conclusions drawn from statistical analyses. This book covers essential statistical techniques. It does not attempt to provide an encyclopedic sweep of all statistical procedures. Author Terance D. Miethe shows how verbal statements and other types of information are converted into statistical codes, measures, and variables. Many texts don't cover this process of operationalization and measurement - so most students don't have a clue as to how research methods and statistics are related or how to conduct statistical analysis from the bottom up. This textbook provides answers to both "how to do..." and "why we do..." statistical procedures. Most statistics texts emphasize the "how to do..." - to the neglect of the "why we do..." questions. The problems at the end of each chapter focus on applications to provide more context for "why we do..." these procedures. The term informed consumer is frequently used to convey the importance of understanding social statistics for becoming a better student, employee, and citizen. The book uses hand computation methods to demonstrate how to apply the various statistical procedures. Most chapters also contain an optional section on how to do these procedures in SPSS and/or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. But such applications are not necessary for understanding the statistical methods described in this book. Several examples are used to illustrate each statistical procedure to help students understand and apply them. However, rather than overwhelming students with too many examples, the book offers a balance between computation methods and examples of how to do them. Specific problems, detailed summaries, key terms, and major formulas are provided at the end of each chapter to further highlight major points. A comprehensive Instructor's Manual, written by Miethe, is available.

Book Title : Basic Statistics in Multivariate Analysis

basic statistics in multivariate analysis

Release Date : 2013-01-24
ISBN Code : 9780199982141
Book Author : Karen A. Randolph
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

The complexity of social problems necessitates that social work researchers understand and apply multivariate statistical methods in their investigations. In this pocket guide, the authors introduce readers to three of the more frequently used multivariate methods in social work research with an emphasis on basic statistics. The primary aim is to prepare entry-level doctoral students and early career social work researchers in the use of multivariate methods by providing an easy-to-understand presentation, building on the basic statistics that inform them. The pocket guide begins with a review of basic statistics, hypothesis testing with inferential statistics, and bivariate analytic methods. Subsequent sections describe bivariate and multiple linear regression analyses, one-way and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and covariance (ANCOVA), and path analysis. In each chapter, the authors introduce the various basic statistical procedures by providing definitions, formulas, descriptions of the underlying logic and assumptions of each procedure, and examples of how they have been used in social work research literature, particularly with diverse populations. They also explain estimation procedures and how to interpret results. The multivariate chapters conclude with brief step-by-step instructions for conducting multiple regression analysis and one-way ANOVA in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), and path analysis in Amos, using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS: 88). As an additional supplement, the book offers a companion website that provides more detailed instructions, as well as data sets and worked examples.

Book Title : Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers

statistical modelling for social researchers

Release Date : 2008-09-16
ISBN Code : 9781134061082
Book Author : Roger Tarling
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

This book explains the principles and theory of statistical modelling in an intelligible way for the non-mathematical social scientist looking to apply statistical modelling techniques in research. The book also serves as an introduction for those wishing to develop more detailed knowledge and skills in statistical modelling. Rather than present a limited number of statistical models in great depth, the aim is to provide a comprehensive overview of the statistical models currently adopted in social research, in order that the researcher can make appropriate choices and select the most suitable model for the research question to be addressed. To facilitate application, the book also offers practical guidance and instruction in fitting models using SPSS and Stata, the most popular statistical computer software which is available to most social researchers. Instruction in using MLwiN is also given. Models covered in the book include; multiple regression, binary, multinomial and ordered logistic regression, log-linear models, multilevel models, latent variable models (factor analysis), path analysis and simultaneous equation models and models for longitudinal data and event histories. An accompanying website hosts the datasets and further exercises in order that the reader may practice developing statistical models. An ideal tool for postgraduate social science students, research students and practicing social researchers in universities, market research, government social research and the voluntary sector.

Book Title : Step by Step Basic Statistics Using SAS

step by step basic statistics using sas

Release Date : 2003-01-01
ISBN Code : 1590471490
Book Author : Larry Hatcher
Book Publisher : SAS Institute
Total Pages : 369

Book Summary :

With Larry Hatcher's Step-by-Step Basic Statistics Using SAS: Exercises, you apply what you learned in the companion text, Step-by-Step Basic Statistics Using SAS: Student Guide. Using the instruction provided, you soon will be creating data sets and performing statistical analyses to investigate specific research questions. The exercise data is inspired by studies in the social and behavioral sciences, so your analyses and findings mirror real research. Each chapter presents two opportunities to explore the results of the analyses and to practice writing summary reports. For the first exercise, a complete solution is provided, including the SAS program, output, and analysis report, as well as tables and figures. For the second exercise, you supply the solution.

Book Title : Correlation and Regression Analysis

correlation and regression analysis

Release Date : 1994
ISBN Code : 029913654X
Book Author : Thomas J. Archdeacon
Book Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

In Correlation and Regression Analysis: A Historian's Guide Thomas J. Archdeacon provides historians with a practical introduction to the use of correlation and regression analysis. The book concentrates on the kinds of analysis that form the broad range of statistical methods used in the social sciences. It enables historians to understand and to evaluate critically the quantitative analyses that they are likely to encounter in journal literature and monographs reporting research findings in the social sciences. Without attempting to be a text in basic statistics, the book provides enough background information to allow readers to grasp the essentials of correlation and regression. Correlation analysis refers to the measurement of association between or among variables, and regression analysis focuses primarily on the use of linear models to predict changes in the value taken by one variable in terms of changes in the values of a set of explanatory variables. The book also discusses diagnostic methods for identifying shortcomings in regression models, the use of regression to analyze causation, and the application of regression and related procedures to the study of problems containing categorical as well as numerical data. Archdeacon asserts that knowing how statistical procedures are computed can clarify the theoretical structures underlying them and is essential for recognizing the conditions under which their use is appropriate. The book does not shy away from the mathematics of statistical analysis; but Archdeacon presents concepts carefully and explains the operation of equations step by step. Unlike many works in the field, the book does not assume that readers have mathematical training beyond basic algebra and geometry. In the hope of promoting the role of quantitative analysis in his discipline, Archdeacon discusses the theory and methods behind the most important interpretive paradigm for quantitative research in the social sciences. Correlation and Regression Analysis introduces statistical techniques that are indispensable to historians and enhances the presentation of them with practical examples from scholarly works.

Book Title : Statistical Design for Research

statistical design for research

Release Date : 2004-07-09
ISBN Code : 0471691208
Book Author : Leslie Kish
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 267

Book Summary :

Addresses basic aspects of research design which are central and common to many related fields in the social sciences, in the health sciences, in education, and in market research. Presents a unified approach to a common core of problems of statistical design that exists in all these fields, along with basic similarities in practical solutions.

Book Title : Statistics

statistics

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 9780176442538
Book Author : Joseph F. Healey
Book Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 586

Book Summary :

Statistics: A Tool for Social Research, First Canadian Edition, helps to construct and develop the skills necessary for social science majors to become statistically literate?computational competence, appreciation of statistics, and the ability to read professional social science literature?from a uniquely Canadian perspective. To do so, the text provides a comprehensive, yet exceptionally accessible and reader-friendly, discussion of statistics that is appropriate for students with varying levels of mathematical skill, ranging from those who battle statistical ?anxiety? to those adept at math. The text provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of statistics in an easy to follow, step-by-step process, and equally stresses hand-based calculation and interpretation of statistics. Students learn to use and interpret statistics in a variety of settings, with most examples, demonstrations, and applications of statistics intended for a diversity of Canadian social issues and social science disciplines, including sociology, political science, social work, public administration, criminology and criminal justice, and gerontology. By providing a solid grounding in both traditional formulas and the use of the latest SPSS statistical software package, Healey and Prus help students to master key statistical 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.