Data Analysis for the Social Sciences: Integrating Theory and Practice (Hardcover)

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Accessible, engaging, and informative, this text will help any social science student approach statistics with confidence.

With a well-paced and well-judged integrated approach rather than a simple linear trajectory, this book progresses at a realistic speed that matches the pace at which statistics novices actually learn. Packed with global, interdisciplinary examples that ground statistical theory and concepts in real-world situations, it shows readers not only how to apply newfound knowledge using IBM(R) SPSS(R) Statistics, but also why they would want to. Spanning statistics basics like variables, constants, and sampling to t-tests, multiple regression, and factor analysis, it builds statistical literacy while also covering key research principles like research questions, error types, and results reliability.

Readers will learn how to:
  • Describe data with graphs, tables, and numbers
  • Calculate probability and value distributions
  • Test a priori and post hoc hypotheses
  • Conduct Chi-squared tests and observational studies
  • Structure ANOVA, ANCOVA, and factorial designs
Supported by extensive visuals and a companion website with interactive demonstrations, author video, and practice datasets, this book is the student-focused companion to support learners through their statistics journeys.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781446298473
ISBN-10: 1446298477
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Publication Date: February 12th, 2018
Pages: 664
Language: English