Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

By: Jay Alan Weinstein (author)Paperback

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This book on introductory social statistics focuses on how statistical techniques are applied in sociological research. In addition to the usual range of topics in descriptive and inductive statistics (frequency, central tendency, dispersion, confidence intervals, significance testing, and correlation and regression), it includes essays and exercises that illustrate the close connection between sociological theory and practice, on one hand, and quantitative reasoning, on the other. Extensive SPSS and Internet applications are included.

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Jay Weinstein is professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University. A former president of the Society for Applied Sociology, he is the author of a number of articles and books, including Social Change: Third Edition.


Chapter 1. Statistics and Sociology: Computation and Application Part 2 Part I. An Overview of Applied Social Statistics Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Statistics: What It Is and Why Sociologists Use It Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Measurement in Sociology: Quantity, Quality, and Social Aggregates Part 5 Part II. Tools and Techniques of Description Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Frequency Distributions and Public Sociology Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Central Tendency in Microsociology Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Dispersion and the Analysis of Social Deviance Part 9 Part III. The Logic of Statistical Induction Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Generalizations and Social Justice Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Induction: Using Sample Means in the Study of Diversity Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Hypothesis Testing: The Foundation of Sociological Theory Part 13 Part IV. Bivariate Applications: Using Induction and Association in Sociological Research Chapter 14 Chapter 10. Two Sample t-tests and an Application to the Study of Altruism Chapter 15 Chapter 11. Comparing Three or More Samples in Small-Group Research Chapter 16 Chapter 12. Association and Induction in Qualitative Sociology: From Private Problems to Public Issues Chapter 17 Chapter 13. Correlation Description and Induction in Comparative Sociology Chapter 18 Chapter 14. Regression Description and Induction in the Sociological Study of Globalization Chapter 19 Chapter 15. Supplemental Material Online

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  • publication date: 16/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780742563742
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780742563742
  • weight: 844
  • ISBN10: 074256374X

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