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NCJ Number: 67087 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL STATISTICS
Author(s): V R PINE
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 429
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS INTRODUCTORY TEXTBOOK PRESENTS COMMONLY USED PROCEDURES IN SOCIAL STATISTICS IN ORDER TO SHOW SOCIOLOGISTS HOW THE PROCEDURES ARE USED TO ANALYZE DATA GATHERED THROUGH SOCIAL RESEARCH.
Abstract: GOALS OF THE BOOK ARE TO SHOW HOW SOCIAL STATISTICS MAY BE USED AS A PRACTICAL RESEARCH DEVICE AND AS AN ANALYTICAL TOOL FOR EXAMINING QUANTITATIVE DATA AND TO TEACH SOCIOLOGISTS HOW TO CONDUCT RESEARCH. THE TEXT BEGINS WITH A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF THE APPLICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF STATISTICS IN SOCIAL RESEARCH. NEXT, EACH OF THE BOOK'S SIX MAJOR SECTION DEALS WITH AN ASPECT OF STATISTICS WHICH IS UNIQUE IN CHARACTERISTICS AND APPLICATIONS. A SECTION ON CLASSIFICATORY DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS DISCUSSES CLASSIFICATION AND MEASUREMENT IN SOCIAL RESEARCH AS WELL AS MEASUREMENT AND CROSS-CLASSIFICATION. THE SECTION ON UNIVARIATE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS DISCUSSES MEASURING CENTRAL TENDENCY AND MEASURING VARIABILITY. CHAPTERS ON BIVARIATE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS FOCUS ON ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TWO NOMINAL OR ORDINAL VARIABLES, PREDICTION AND REGRESSION WITH TWO INTERVAL VARIABLES. THE SECTION ON MULTIVARIATE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS INCLUDE CHAPTERS ON PARTIAL ASSOCIATION FOR NOMINAL OR ORDINAL VARIABLES, PARTIAL AND MULTIPLE LINEAR REGRESSION, AND PARTIAL AND MULTIPLE CORRELATION. THE SECTION ON INFERENTIAL STATISTICS INCLUDES CHAPTERS ON HYPOTHESIS TESTING, COMPARISONS, TESTS, AND ESTIMATES, AND MEASURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STATISTICS. THE SECTION ON MULTIVARIATE CAUSAL ANALYSIS STATISTICS PRESENTS ANALYSIS AND THEORY CONSTRUCTION, PATH ANALYSIS, AND SURVEY ANALYSIS. EXERCISES FOR EACH CHAPTER, EXTENSIVE FIGURES AND TABLES, FOOTNOTES, AND INDEX, AND AN APPENDIX PRESENTING STATISTICAL TABLES, ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Data analysis; Sociology; Statistical analysis; Statistics
Note: PRENTICE-HALL METHODS OF SOCIAL SCIENCE SERIES
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