Understanding Social Statistics

A Student's Guide to Navigating the Maze

Author: Lance W. Roberts,Lori Wilkinson,Tracey Peter,Jason Edgerton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195444292

Category: Social sciences

Page: 504

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Accessible and illuminating, this text is both a map and toolkit for successfully navigating the maze of social statistics. A five-step learning model, applied to each statistical technique, introduces key concepts in plain language; explains how to perform calculations manually; providesspecific descriptions of how to use statistical software such as SPSS; offers practice questions to solidify understanding; and gives guidance on interpreting results.

Statistik für Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527692762

Category: Education

Page: 355

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Statistik ist ganz sicher kein beliebtes, aber ein notwendiges und auch nï¿1⁄2tzliches Thema. Deborah Rumsey erklï¿1⁄2rt Ihnen in diesem Buch die notwendigen Grundbegriffe, erlï¿1⁄2utert die wichtigsten statistischen Konzepte und schafft einen Bezug zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Dabei kommt Sie fast ohne Formeln aus. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsmï¿1⁄2glichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und erfahren, wie Sie Ihre Ergebnisse richtig auswerten. Egal ob Mittelwert, Bias, Standardabweichung oder Konfidenzintervall, schon bald kann Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen.

Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics

Author: William E. Wagner, III

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506331742

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Reliable and student-friendly, Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics by William E. Wagner, III is known for its effectiveness in helping readers learn to use SPSS software for simple data management. Now reflecting SPSS Version 23.0, the Sixth Edition includes updated examples, screenshots, and tables based on current GSS (General Social Survey) data. This manual is an excellent companion to any undergraduate social statistics and research methods text and is ideal as a stand-alone guide for those learning to use SPSS software for the first time.

Statistics for Social and Health Research

With a Guide to SPSS

Author: George Argyrous

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780761968184

Category: Mathematics

Page: 538

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This book explains statistical concepts in a highly readable and accessible way - assuming no formal knowledge of statistics. It uses practical examples from a variety of disciplines, and concentrates on the clear explanation of a wide range of statistical techniques. The book is also a comprehensive introduction and guide to SPSS (up to Version 10), and comes with a useful CD-ROM with sample data sets. Organized so that it offers a clear guide to choosing the appropriate procedure the first edition of this book proved to be very popular across a range of disciplines because of its easy-to-follow style, and simple guide to SPSS. This thoroughly revised and updated international edition builds on those strengths. The book

Using IBM SPSS Statistics for Social Statistics and Research Methods

Author: William Edward Wagner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991420

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods shows readers how to use images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 18.0 and now uses the latest version of the GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set. This supplementary text is designed as a manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes and is an excellent companion to any undergraduate statistics or research methods textbook. It will also serve as a useful reference for those learning to use the SPSS software for the first time. Features and Benefits: • Offers a fully updated graphics chapter that highlights new features available in SPSS 18.0, including information on alternative routes to creating graphics • Includes updated examples, screenshots and tables throughout • Expanded coverage of output interpretation • Refers to several kinds of computer files, including data files, output files and syntax files • Covers a wide range of data analysis topics to help students who are working independently on a research proposal, project or paper.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987437

Category: Mathematics

Page: 569

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This groundbreaking textbook uses real-world research examples and data to provide a revealing introduction to social science statistics. The Third Edition of this widely adopted text effectively links social issues and sociological concepts with statistical techniques. Realizing that students may lack a substantial math background, or suffer from "math anxiety," the material in this book is presented using straightforward prose that emphasizes intuition, logic, and common sense rather than rote memorization. Throughout the text instructors are provided with resources to support effective teaching: illustrations showing how statistical concepts are used to interpret social issues, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature, SPSS demonstrations, and a rich variety of exercises. The user-friendly, informal style of this innovative text has been widely applauded by students and instructors alike.

Introduction to Statistics for Canadian Social Scientists

Author: Michael Haan,Jenny Godley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199020591

Category: Social sciences

Page: 496

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Helping first-time students establish a solid foundation in analysis, this ground-up Canadian text uses a conversational tone, a wealth of practice problems and exercises, and clear examples to teach the universal language of statistics. Fully up-to-date, the third edition has been rigorouslyrevised to ensure the precision and accuracy of all concepts, equations, problems, and solutions.

Sociology

A Global Introduction

Author: John J. Macionis,Kenneth Plummer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130407375

Category: Social Science

Page: 766

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Sociology: A Global Introduction is the most complete learning resource for introductory sociology students across Europe. Written in a lively and engaging way, the new edition of this popular text will engage, excite and challenge students - encouraging them to understand core topics, critique existing arguments, move to the cutting edge and read further around the subject. With a firm focus on UK/European society, issues are discussed in greater detail than existing textbooks. Of particular significance is the book's global perspective, looking at traditional, modern and postmodern society in a wider multicultural environment. Key features: *UK, European and International approach, including the most up-to-date statistics, allowing interesting comparisons between countries. *excellent pedagogy and innovative full colour design, encouraging students to actively engage with the text via opening vignettes, boxes, critical thinking questions, summaries, website resources. *'Going Further' resources section, helping students to deepen their knowledge of sociology, with further reading and video watching. *full supplements package including Instructor's Manual and Companion Website, cu

Sociology

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources

Author: Stephen H. Aby,James Nalen,Lori Fielding

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089473

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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Up-to-date, well organized, and readable, this is a valuable research resource for students, faculty, librarians, and scholars, as well as a valuable collection development tool.

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

The Sociology of American Drug Use

Author: Charles E. Faupel,Alan Mark Horowitz,Gregory Weaver

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195375282

Category: Social Science

Page: 596

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This book is intended for the drug course taught out of sociology and/or criminology/criminal justice departments. The course can be quite large and taught at the sophomore or junior level. The book may also be deemed appropriate in lower division courses, or for a lower-division graduate course, depending on the institution in which it is used. Most texts that are written in the area of drug use are written either from a counseling/psychology perspective or from a physiology/pharmacologypoint of view, and do not attempt to deal extensively with the social context of drug use in American society. This text provides a broader sociological perspective on drug use than any other text currently on the market, and has an extensive section on methods and statistics for measuring drug use (important in particular for sociology students). The authors also comprehensively address the critical substantive and policy issues in the field.

Entwicklungspsychologie im Kindes- und Jugendalter

Author: Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662470284

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.

Adventures in Social Research

Data Analysis Using SPSS 11.0/11.5 for Windows

Author: Earl Babbie,Fred Halley,Jeanne Zaino

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9780761987581

Category: Computers

Page: 514

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A guide to data analysis using General Social Survey data and the SPSS for Windows computer program.

Demography

The Science of Population

Author: Jay Weinstein,Vijayan K. Pillai

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235217

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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This comprehensive, introductory text takes an applied, interdisciplinary approach. Because one author is a sociologist and the other a demographer, the text introduces perspectives from many different disciplines. The most applied book on the market, Demography: The Science of Population teaches students how to use the multitude of demographic resources available to them as consumers of data. Using case studies throughout to illustrate key concepts in a realistic and concrete manner, the authors also draw examples from recent U.S. Census data, United Nations and World Bank reports, tables from the National Center for Health Statistics, and other U.S. state- and county-level sources. New to the Second Edition This second edition is divided into four main parts; each part begins with a short introduction, and all chapters include end-of-chapter summaries. All tables, related narrative, and graphics have been updated to include data from the 2000 and 2010 census counts, more recent estimates for the United States—especially the American Community Survey—and comparable new data from international sources (e.g. World Bank, Population Research Bureau World Data Sheet). Several new figures have been added throughout the text. Part I: An Overview of Population Science, introduces the field of demography and provides a summary of its subject matter. The chapters in this part have been reorganized to reflect changes in the discipline. Chapter 1 now includes a new “the study of populations” section, a shorter Chapter 2 covers population size, and its former discussion of structure has been moved to Chapter 3. This de-emphasizes the history of population science to some extent and increases emphasis on population size as the key demographic variable. Chapter 4 presents the main principles and analytical techniques associated with the three “static” characteristics of populations: size, structure, and geographic distribution. Part II: Population Dynamics: Vital Events and Growth, reflects the wealth of data and analytical techniques now available from The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its “Wonder” utility. The first three chapters focus on the vital events of birth, death, and migration. The final chapter in this part brings this material together in a discussion of population growth: its measurement, its history, and current related policy concerns. Part III: Population Models, introduces the principles of life table analysis, population estimation, and projection. This material has been simplified and updated. Chapter 9, The Life Table: An Introduction, has been revised to accord with the new federal alignment for vital statistics between the CDC and National Institute for Health Statistics. Life tables from non-U.S. sources are increased in number and in detailed functions. Part IV: Demography in Application, provides overviews of population policy, the environment, and demographic resources, along with a brief postscript on population in the larger scheme of things. What appeared as two appendices in the first edition, one on the history of population policy and one on tourism as a type of international migration, have been combined to create a new Chapter 14. The end-of-chapter material has been shortened and now contains a summary, key terms, and notes. A full-color enhanced eText is also available, and the second edition is accompanied by a teaching and learning package, including instructor’s manual, test bank, lecture slides, and a companion website that offers students additional resources, flashcards, and self-study quizzes.