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Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Fourth Edition
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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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