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Applying social statistics : an introduction to quantitative reasoning in sociology

While Applying Social Statistics is "about" social statistics and includes all of the topics generally covered in similar texts, it is first and foremost a book about how sociologists use statistics. Its emphasis is on statistical reasoning in sociology and on showing how these principles can be applied to numerous problems in a wide variety of contexts; to answer effectively the question "what's it for." A main learning objective is to help students understand how and why social statistics is used. Yet, Weinstein's style and substance recognize that it is of equal-or even greater-importance
eBook, English, c2010
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md., c2010
dissertations
1 online resource (xxxi, 417 p.)
9781442203136, 9781282607781, 9786612607783, 1442203137, 1282607782, 6612607785
1240830608
List of Boxes, Tables, and Figures; List of Symbols; Preface; 1. Statistics and Sociology: Computation and Application; Part I. An Overview of Applied Social Statistics; Part II. Tools and Techniques of Description; Part III. The Logic of Statistical Induction; Part IV. Bivariate Applications: Using Induction and Association in Sociological Research; Appendix A: Tables; Appendix B: Subscripts, Summation, and Scientific Notation; Appendix C: Answers to Selected Practice Quizzes; Appendix D: Formulas Used in This Book; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011
English
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