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Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
W. Paul Vogt
0761988556
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Review
David Collier : "I always keep Vogt's admirable book within arm's reach of my desk.  For both students and established scholars, and for both methodologists and consumers of methodology, it is an invaluable source.  I am delighted to see this third edition."

Book Description
The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with...


Discovering Statistics Using SPSS
Andy Field
0761944524
April 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the Statistics Book That's Sweeping the Nation!Appropriate for All Levels--Undergraduate to Doctorate Programs in Every Discipline!This new edition of Field's bestselling textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully compliant with the latest release of SPSS (version 13). Key updates in Second Edition: - More coverage with completely new material on non-parametric statistics,...


The Sum of Our Discontent
David Boyle
1587991675
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The flood of numbers in the modern world often obscures more than enlightens, hence the demystifying classic How to Lie with Statistics and its progeny. But according to Boyle the problem is irremediable and fundamental. "[P]oliticians can't measure poverty, so they measure the number of people on welfare. Or they can't measure intelligence, so they measure exam results, or IQ. Doctors measure blood cells rather than health, and people all over the world measure money rather than love." Boyle revels in such broad indictments, damning entire professions for popular or politicized misperceptions, whose complex origins he reduces to numbers themselves and the influence of a few seminal figures Jeremy Bentham, Robert Malthus and Frederick Taylor primarily whose personal quirks loom far larger than the historical...


Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences
James P. Stevens
0805837779
August 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This best-selling text is written for those who use, rather than develop, advanced statistical methods. Dr. Stevens focuses on a conceptual understanding of the material rather than proving results. Helpful narrative and numerous examples enhance understanding, and a chapter on matrix algebra serves as a review. Printouts from SPSS and SAS with annotations indicate what the numbers mean and encourage interpretation of the results. In addition to demonstrating how to use the packages effectively, the author stresses the importance of checking the data, assessing the assumptions, and ensuring adequate sample size (by providing guidelines) so that the results can be generalized. The new edition features a CD-ROM with the data sets and many new exercises. Ideal for courses on advanced or multivariate statistics found in...


Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics with SPSS Student Version 13.0 2nd Edition
Neil J. Salkind
1412917948
March 8, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
NOW WITH SPSS STUDENT VERSION 13.0!The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work have appreciated the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, there is coverage of SPSS (and data sets for hands-on experience available at http://www.soe.ku.edu/faculty/Salkind/stats_fpwhs/), and a review of more advanced statistical techniques, such as reliability, validity,...


Statistics and Probability in Modern Life
Joseph Newmark
0030194873
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Newmark's successful text uses MINTAB(tm) to help students manipulate and compare data. Topics include frequency distribution, histograms, frequency polygons, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal curve, hypothesis testing, and linear correlation articles. Newmark presents ideas in engaging language and style. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Law of Attraction
Michael Losier
0973224002
February 2003
Paperback
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Carol Adrienne, Ph.D., author of "The Purpose of Your Life" and "When Life Changes, Or You Wish It Would", March 2003
"Some books can change your life. LAW OF ATTRACTION is one of them!

Book Description
Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't! You're already experiencing the Law of Attraction. You may not be aware of it, but a very powerful force is at work in your life. It's called the Law of Attraction and right now it's attracting people, jobs and relationships to your life--not all of them good! If your life feels as if it's turned south and taken on the characteristics of a bad soap opera, it's time to pick up this book. This complete how-to reference book will teach you how to make the Law of Attraction work for you by helping...


Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
Joel Best
0520219783
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
When it comes to thinking about statistics, there are four kinds of people: awestruck, naive, cynical, and critical. According to sociologist Joel Best, the vast majority of people are naive (yes, you too probably suffer from a mild case of innumeracy), and the result is mutant statistics, guesswork, and poor policy decisions. "Bad statistics live on," writes Best in this highly accessible book, "they take on lives of their own." Take this one: a psychologist's estimate that perhaps 6 percent of priests were at some point sexually attracted to young people was transformed through a chain of errors into the "fact" that 6 percent of priests were pedophiles. Then there was the one about eating disorders. An original estimate that 150,000 women were anorexic, made by concerned activists, mutated into 150,000 women dying from the...


Social Statistics
Hubert M. Blalock
0070057524
Jan 1979
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Fundamentals of Behavioral Statistics
Richard P. Runyon
0072286415
Aug 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A proven performer designed for today's psychology students, Fundamentals of Behavioral Statistics combines current thinking with a clear presentation designed to foster complete student understanding. A classic text that features a modern, student-oriented approach to studying behavioral statistics with an emphasis on accessibility and comprehensiveness, it is built on four tenants of success: a strong mathematical foundation, clear and interesting examples, rich illustrations and abundant exercises. The revision will continue to place great emphasis on introducing students to exploratory data analytic techniques by replacing outdated techniques with the latest, most up to date methods. Real life examples, used to present the most current approaches to teaching statistics, will be revised to incorporate...


SPSS 13.0 for Windows Student Version: For Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Me, and 98
SPSS Inc
0131867563
ROM - January 18, 2005
CD-ROM
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Hierarchical Linear Models : Applications and Data Analysis Methods (Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences)
Stephen W. Raudenbush, Anthony S., Ed.D. Bryk
076191904X
December 19, 2001
Hardcover
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Review
Short Book Reviews- Publication of the International Statistical Institute : "The text is authoritative, well laid out, and extremely readable. For the target audience, this book is highly recommended."
Zentralblat : "This book is very well written and the applied part is well balanced with technical details. I think that it will be useful not only for social and behavioral researchers but also for applied statisticians, practitioners and students analyzing data with hierarchical-type structures"
Robert G. Jones Personnel Psychology Book Review Section : "The book is clearly written, well organized, and addresses an important topic. I would recommend this book to the readers of Personnel Psychology. If you want to learn more about these techniques, the new advances, the controversial points, potential...


Ready, Set, Go!
Thomas W. Pavkov
0072830077
July 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Authors Thomas Pavkov and Kent Pierce have created a unique workbook/handbook to guide students through SPSS 11.0 for Windows.


Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
Neil J. Salkind
076192776X
December 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Dr. Minjuan Wang : "I liked its humorous approach, which indeed helps to reduce statistical anxiety. The design of the book is inviting and relaxing, which is a plus. The writing style is great and the presentation is appropriate for my students. A fun and well-written book, it is easy to read and use, and presents statistics in a user-friendly way. I would recommend it for sure."
Russ Shafer-Landau : “Salkind’s book is in a class by itself. It is easily the best book of its kind that I have come across. I enthusiastically recommend it for any one interested in the subject, and even (and especially) for those who aren’t!”
Valerie Janesick : “Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics really makes students learn and enjoy statistics and research in general. Students especially...


Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
0195152964
March 27, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.

Book Info
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.


Uk 2005
Bernan Assoc
0116217383
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Statistics for Social Workers
Robert W. Weinbach
0205375987
March 2003
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
It includes numerous social work practice examples, and discusses types of statistical analyses that are most likely to be encountered by social work practitioners and researchers, but assumes no prior experience with statistics. This edition has been reorganized and updated, with new content added on statistical power, effect size, and measures of association. New topics have been incorporated, including logistic regression and other methods of analysis not in prior editions. New figures and new content on sampling distributions and standard scores (z-scores) have also been added. For anyone interested in research methods and social work. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
This acclaimed statistics text...


Panel Data Econometrics
Myoung-Jae Lee
0124406564
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"...A must for any serious graduate student who intends to carry out modern research in econometric theory and/or empirical research in the social sciences."
Robin C. Sickles, Professor of Economics and Statistics, Rice University, USA

Review
"Â…A must for any serious graduate student who intends to carry out modern research in econometric theory and/or empirical research in the social sciences."
Robin C. Sickles, Professor of Economics and Statistics, Rice University, USA

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Research Methods in Anthropology : Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Fourth Edition
H. Russell Bernard
0759108692
December 28, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernards unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. The author has thoroughly updated this new fourth edition. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Visit our website for sample chapters!


Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh - Analyzing and Understanding Data (Fourth Edition w/CD-ROM)
Samuel B. Green
013146597X
July 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Will help anyone use SPSS to successfully analyze data, interpret results, and describe findings. This complete introductory guide to SPSS has been thoroughly updated for the software's latest versions: 12.0 for Windows and 11.0 for Macintosh. It has also been revised throughout for greater accessibility, simplicity, and ease of use. The book provides step-by-step walkthroughs of every basic SPSS and statistical technique, along with tips, examples, exercises, and extensive pedagogical support designed to promote rapid learning. Coverage includes: mastering the SPSS interface; creating and working with data files; defining and creating variables; working with data, charts, and output; univariate descriptive statistics; univariate and multivariate analyses; correlation, regression, and discriminate analysis; scaling...


Mail and Internet Surveys : The Tailored Design Method
Don A. Dillman
0471323543
December 6, 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"I would recommend this book to anyone involved in the design of postal surveys. The relevant chapters give useful guidance to improve the quality of the questions and the layout of self-completion questionnaires. In addition, the clear organisation of the sections in the book makes it ideal for finding clear well-written advice for specific queries." (Survey Methods Newsletter, Vol 20/2, 2000)

Book Description
For nearly two decades, Don Dillman's Mail and Telephone Surveys and the Total Design Method it outlined has aided students and professionals in effectively planning and conducting surveys. But much has changed since the TDM was developed in 1978. Mail and Internet Surveys: The Tailored Design Method, Second Edition, thoroughly revised and updated by the author from his classic...


Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling (Methodology In The Social Sciences)
Rex Kline
1572306904
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
A good book has gotten much better. Since the first edition appeared in 1998, Kline's book has been the only one I assign in my SEM course. It easily surpassed its competitors in clarity and accessibility, without sacrificing accuracy and completeness. This new edition is a major upgrade, with substantial reworking of the original chapters to add depth and clarity, as well as new chapters on topics like latent growth curve modeling and hierarchical linear modeling./m-/Paul D. Allison, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"An outstanding introduction to SEM, geared toward the beginner in this area. The relaxed, conversational writing style makes access to this complex material pain-free and easy. The book strikes a perfect balance between easy reading and the presentation of technical detail and technical...


Encyclopedia of Social Measurement, 3 Vol. Set
Kimberly Kempf-Leonard
0124438903
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and professionals."
-CHOICE

"This encyclopedia will be a very helpful resource for virtually any social scientist... a fascinating read and hard to put down!"
-Thomas Pullum
University of Texas at Austin

"...the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement will be highly valued by general readers, beginning social science researchers, and experienced practitioners alike."
-Peter Marsden
Harvard University

"Highly recommended for every researcher in the social and behavioral sciences. A must for libraries."
-Ingwer Borg
Scientific Director ZUMA (Center for Surveys, Methodology, and Analyses), Mannheim, Germany
and Professor of Applied Psychological Methods, University of Giessen, Germany

"The Encyclopedia of...


Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
John W. Creswell
0761924426
July 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Organizational Research Methods : "It is both usefully expanded and very reader friendly. The book has a distinctive helpful tone and an almost "how to do it" style. If one liked the first edition, then he or she will probably adore this one."

Book Description
"Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples. It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods. Furthermore, its focus on theory and paradigms is done in a way that helps students decode their meaning."    --MARTHA MONTERO-SIEBURTH, University of Massachusetts, Boston The book that has helped...


Demographic Analysis
Krishnan Namboodiri
012513830X
Dec 1990
Hardcover
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Review
"The book has a good feel to it. It is a well-written exposition of the essentials of a broad array of methods of demographic analysis from a modern point of view. Professor Namboodiri is a recognized master expositor of demographic and statistical methods. This and his years of experience in the teaching and application of demographic models and methods are evident in the quality of the manuscript.... The book could serve as a useful core text of a graduate level course in intermediate or advanced demographic methods. It provides an excellent treatment of the basics of the various topics it covers--many of which have large specialized literatures form which an instructor could draw selected additional materials."
--KENNETH C. LAND, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Review
"The...


Qualitative Data Analysis : An Expanded Sourcebook
Matthew B. Miles, Michael Huberman
0803955405

Paperback
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Book Description
"This is not a book about how to collect qualitative data but rather what to do with qualitative data that have been collected. . . . For evaluators who work with qualitative data, this book provides a wealth of ideas on organizing, analyzing, and presenting such data. It is. . . a set of resources for practicing teachers. It is well-organized, clearly written, and practical. I have recommended the book to graduate students seeking advice on ways to treat the data from their field studies, and they too have found it helpful." --Thomas A. Schwandt in Evaluation and Program Planning "Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman maintain a high degree of integrity in what they propose and how they present their material. . . . The authors also offer a thorough presentation of issues in qualitative research. The book...


Statistical Methods for Categorical Data Analysis
Daniel A. Powers
0125637365
Jan 2000
Hardcover
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Robert D. Mare, University of California, Los Angeles
"Powers and Xie present the methods that form the core of contemporary social statistics. It is the first introductory text to cover, in a single volume, models and methods for discrete dependent variables, cross-classifications, and longitudinal data. A great strength of the text is the authors' informal yet sophisticated approach, which combines the discussion of general principles with illuminating and realistic empirical examples."

Review
"... the first introductory text to cover, in a single volume, models and methods for discrete dependent variables, cross-classifications, and longitudinal data. A great strength of the text is the authors' informal yet sophisticated approach, which combines the discussion of general principles with...


Qualitative Research and Case Study Applications in Education : Revised and Expanded from I Case Study Research in Education/I (Jossey Bass Education Series)
Sharan B. Merriam
0787910090
September 15, 1997
Paperback
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Review
"Those new to qualitative research will find this book an invaluable resource—one that will open up the conceptual world of qualitative research and provide the step-by-step direction needed to translate those concepts into practice." (M. Carolyn Clark, Department of Educational Human Resource Development, College of Education, Texas A&M University)

"Sharan Merriam has added ten years of experience and scholarship to the new edition and it shows throughout. . . . a comprehensive and useful treatment of educational case study research." (Michael Quinn Patton, author of Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods and Utilization-Focused Evaluation)

"Whether novice or experienced in qualitative research in education, readers will benefit from the systematic treatment of this arena through grounded practice...



Schaum's Outline of Statistics and Econometrics
Dominick Salvatore
0071348522
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
- The updated and expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling guide to principles and practices for undergraduate business and economics students taking mandatory economics statistics courses.- Features four new sections-;on nonparametric tests, the Logit Model, the Probit Model, and causality tests-;complete with new models and tests used in financial econometrics, and a new chapter on time series econometrics- Over 100,000 students enrolled annually- Includes numerous examples, completely worked problems, supplementary problems, and two full-length self-examinations

Book Info
Updated and expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling guide to principles and practices for undergraduate business and economics students taking mandatory...

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