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Statistics : A Tool for Social Research : 9th Edition - Dr Joseph F Healey

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A Tool for Social Research : 9th Edition

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STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, Ninth Edition, is a comprehensive, reader-friendly text that uses real-world examples, engaging exercises, and special features in every chapter to help even the most math-averse students succeed in a required statistics course. At the same time, this versatile text is appropriate for more advanced students in diverse social science disciplines, providing an accessible, well-balanced introduction to fundamental concepts of statistics and their practical application to a wide variety of contemporary social issues. 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.

Introduction
Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Curve
Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution
Estimation Procedures
Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case
Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance
Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square
Association Between Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
Elaborating Bivariate Tables
Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation
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ISBN: 9781111186364
ISBN-10: 9783662138984
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 28th January 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 19.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.957