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NCJ Number: 65925 Find in a Library
Title: ELEMENTARY STATISTICS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH - SECOND EDITION
Author(s): J LEVIN
Corporate Author: Harper and Row
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 303
Sponsoring Agency: Harper and Row
New York, NY 10022
Harper and Row Publishers
Scranton, PA 18512
Sale Source: Harper and Row Publishers
Order Services Dept
Keystone Industrial Park
Scranton, PA 18512
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TO INTRODUCE STATISTICS TO STUDENTS IN SOCIOLOGY AND RELATED FIELDS, THIS VOLUME DISCUSSES STATISTICAL PROCEDURES AND PRESENTS AN INTRODUCTION TO REGRESSION ANALYSIS.
Abstract: USEFUL METHODS FOR DESCRIBING AND COMPARING RAW DATA ARE EXAMINED, INCLUDING FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS, GRAPHIC PRESENTATIONS (PIE CHARTS, BAR GRAPHS, FREQUENCY POLYGONS), MEASURES OF CENTRAL TENDENCY (THE MODE, THE MEDIAN, THE MEAN), AND MEASURES OF VARIABILITY (THE RANGE, MEAN DEVIATION, AND STANDARD DEVIATION). ALSO DISCUSSED ARE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NORMAL CURVE, AN IMPORTANT DESCRIPTIVE DEVICE, AND OTHER METHODS OF GENERALIZING FROM SAMPLES TO POPULATIONS. SEVERAL TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE (I.E., CHI SQUARE) AND PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING CORRELATION COEFFICIENTS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. THE VOLUME EMPHASIZES THE RESEARCH APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICS AND PROVIDES EXERCISES FOR STUDENTS TO SELECT APPROPRIATE STATISTICAL PROCEDURES FOR VARIOUS RESEARCH SITUATIONS. DETAILED STEP-BY-STEP ILLUSTRATIONS OF STATISTICAL PROCEDURES ARE INCLUDED, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS PROBLEMS FROM ACTUAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCES. APPENDIXES CONTAIN A REVIEW OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS, A LIST OF FORMULAS, TABULAR DATA, REFERENCES, ANSWERS TO SELECTED PROBLEMS IN THE TEXT, AN AN INDEX.
Index Term(s): Data analysis; Estimating methods; Frequency distribution; Prediction; Research methods; Sampling; Statistical analysis
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