This text provides a complete introduction to a wide variety of statistical techniques frequently used in the social and behavioral sciences. Adapted from the best-selling behavioral science statistics text, Fundamentals of Behavioral Statistics by Runyon and Haber, Elifson’s text provides the reader with an general introduction, an overview of descriptive statistics, and complete coverage of inferential statistics. Many examples of real life issues present statistics as part of a larger social reality as opposed to a vacuum; Current topics such as HIV/AIDS, health, gender, race, inequality, and crime make statistics relevant for students. In its third edition, the text features an emphasis on the interpretation of data, particularly computer analysis using SPSS, the leading package for statistical analysis.
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Kirk W. Elifson is Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University. He earned his Ph.D in Sociology from Vanderbilt University. He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Justice, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Professor Elifson’s research interests include topics such as religion, deviance, and medical sociology. He is the author of numerous publication in academic journals such as the Journal of Health and Adolescence, Criminology, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Sex Research, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science and Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Drug Issues.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070215790
Book Description McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0070215790