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Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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September 2020 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society is a briefer version of the successful Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, and as in the parent text, the use of real data about contemporary social issues sets this book apart from others in the field. The text explains how to compute and interpret basic descriptive and inferential statistics while teaching and reinforcing important sociological concepts. In every chapter, the authors demonstrate how statistics is an important tool for studying and understanding the role of race, class, gender, and other statuses in a pluralistic society like the United States.

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Chapter 1: The What and the Why of Statistics
 
Chapter 2: The Organization and Graphic Presentation of Data
 
Chapter 3: Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
 
Chapter 4: The Normal Distribution
 
Chapter 5: Sampling and Sampling Distributions
 
Chapter 6: Estimation
 
Chapter 7: Testing Hypotheses
 
Chapter 8: The Chi-Square Test and Measures of Association
 
Chapter 9: Analysis of Variance
 
Chapter 10: Regression and Correlation

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, supports your teaching by making it easy to integrate quality content and create a rich learning environment for students.
  • Test banks in Microsoft Word, and also LMS-ready, provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course
  • Answers to even-numbered end-of-chapter questions from the book, and answers to the problems in the SPSS and Excel demonstrations included on the student study site.
  • Datasets and codebooks
  • SPSS and Excel demonstrations and problems to accompany each chapter


Student Study Site
Student Study Site (Open Access)
 
SAGE Edge for Students provides a personalized approach to help students accomplish their coursework goals in an easy-to-use learning environment.
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • SPSS and Excel walk-through videos
  • SPSS and Excel demonstrations and problems to accompany each chapter reinforce the most important material
  • Basic Math Review allows for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material
  • GSS datasets and codebooks tied to the chapters in the book are included
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • New demonstrations and practice problems using Excel as well as SPSS are included.
  • Measures of central tendency and variability are covered in a single chapter.
  • New 'Statistics in Practice' features help students read and interpret statistical information in professional and scholarly publications.
  • The latest GSS datasets and SPSS and Excel walk-through videos are available on the accompanying open-access Student SAGE Edge website.

KEY FEATURES:

  • This book is adapted from Social Statistics for a Diverse Society by eliminating some examples and applications, combining topics within chapters, and moving step-by-step SPSS and Excel demonstrations online.
  • A focus on race, class, gender, and other aspects of social diversity sets the book apart from others in the field and reflects a major trend in the social sciences today.
  • ‘Reading the Research Literature’ sections help students read and interpret statistical information in professional and scholarly publications.
  • ‘Learning Checks’ within chapters engage students in reviewing key concepts and techniques.
  • Each chapter includes a set of optional SPSS exercises.


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