Elementary Statistics in Social Research

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9780060439965: Elementary Statistics in Social Research

A best-selling introduction to statistical analysis in the social sciences written to be understandable to a broad range of readers, particularly those without a strong background in mathematics. This book provides the right balance of conceptual understanding and step-by-step computational techniques. It also offers clear, logical explanations for the rationale and use of statistical methods in social research. Designed for those entering a field of sociological study and wanting to learn statistical analysis.

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This best-selling book in the field provides a broad, fluentintroduction to statistics for readers in the social sciences especially those with a limited background in mathematics.

This book focuses on the hows and whys of statistics, as Levin and Fox integrate theory and practice with detailed step-by-step illustrations of statistical procedures. Clear explanations of statistical concepts are also provided. A review of basic mathematics, statistical tables, a list of formulas, and a glossary of terms are located in the appendixes at the end of the book.

For readers in the social sciences field who seek an introduction to statistics.

About the Author:

Jack Levin is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. His research interests include, criminology, murder, prejudice and hate, and social psychology. Dr. Levin's other books include The Violence of Hate, Why We Hate, The Will to Kill: Making Sense of Sensleless Murder (with James Alan Fox), and Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (with James Alan Fox). James Alan Fox is the Lipman Family Professorof Criminal Justice and Professor of Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University. He is the author or co-author of sixteen books including Will to Kill and Extreme Killing (both with Jack Levin); winner of the 2007 Hugo Adam Bedau Award for excellence in capital punishment scholarship; and a former Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice. David Forde is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama. His principal research activity has been collecting survey and evaluation data on issues of criminal victimization and trauma. Dr. Forde is a current advisor to the National Institute for Law and Equity and a past advisor to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on best practices to reduce crime.

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