Apply statistics to your everyday life.
Statistics and Data Analysis for Social Science helps students to build a strong foundational understanding of statistics by providing clarity around when and why statistics useful. Rather than focusing on the “how to” of statistics, author Eric J. Krieg simplifies the complexity of statistical calculations by introducing only what is necessary to understanding each concept. Every chapter is written around and applied to a different social problem or issues—enabling students to broaden their imagination about the statistical “tools” that can be used to make sense of our world and, maybe, to make the world a better place.
In addition to updating all the tables and examples with new data, the Second Edition has replaced the section on SPSS with three new sets of exercises at the end of each chapter:
- Chapter Exercises for students complete during their reading and bring questions to class,
- In-Class Exercises that focus on the areas that students struggled with during their reading, and
- Homework Exercises that can be assigned if students need extra practice with the concepts.
|Graphical Representation of Data (What Data “Look” Like)|
|Validity and Reliability|
|Toxic Waste and “Superfund”|
|Superfund Sites: Frequency Table for a Nominal Variable|
|Frequency Table for an Ordinal Variable|
|Frequency Table for an Interval/Ratio Variable|
|Averages and Energy Consumption|
|Definitions of Mode, Median, and Mean|
|Calculating Measures of Central Tendency With Raw Data|
|Calculating Measures of Central Tendency With Grouped Data|
|The Distribution of Education in the United States|
|Mean Absolute Deviation|
|Standard Deviation (S)|
|Standard Deviation and the Normal Curve|
|Intelligence, Life Chances, and Inequality|
|The Fundamentals of Probability|
|Probability Using Frequency Tables|
|Probability and the Normal Curve|
|Using z-Scores to Find Percentiles|
|The Politics of Sampling: Global Warming and Political Party Affiliation|
|Sampling and Statistics|
|The Standard Error of the Mean|
|The Standard Error of the Proportion|
|Other Confidence Intervals|
|The t Distribution|
|Hypotheses and Testing Differences Between Means|
|Potential Errors: Type I and Type II|
|The “Environmental Decade”|
|Cross-tabulation and the Chi-Square Test of Statistical Significance|
|Social Institutions and Social Control|
|Nominal Measures of Association|
|Ordinal Measures of Association|
|Smoking on Campus|
|Analysis of Variance|
|Scatterplots: The Underlying Logic Behind Correlation|
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