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Authors:
Nancy Whittier, Tina Wildhagen, and Howard J. Gold
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13: 978-1-5381-0983-0
Pages: 679; paperback
Authors:
Nancy Whittier, Tina Wildhagen, and Howard J. Gold
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13:
Pages: 679; eBook
Authors:
Nancy Whittier, Tina Wildhagen, and Howard J. Gold
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Copyright: 2019
ISBN-13:
Pages: 679; Kindle

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Statistics for Social Understanding: With Stata and SPSS, by Nancy Whittier, Tina Wildhagen, and Howard J. Gold, provides an excellent introduction to statistics for students in the social sciences. The authors use real data and pose real-world questions to provide both a conceptual and applied understanding. Readers can then apply their understanding by going through the practice problems designed for both Stata and SPSS users. The use of current topics like social media makes this text engaging and relatable.

Guided by their experience as instructors and firsthand interactions with students, the authors thoroughly explain each concept, paying careful attention to the topics their students have struggled with. The text begins with descriptive statistics and an introduction to both Stata and SPSS software. Then, fundamental statistical concepts such as probabilities and distributions are discussed, paving the way for elements of inferential statistics. This includes one- and two-sample hypothesis tests, errors, confidence intervals, and analysis of variance. In the final chapters, special attention is paid to causality, control variables, and multiple regression.

Students and instructors will benefit from this text and its supplementary material. Each chapter concludes with a summary and instructions on how to perform the statistical analyses discussed using both Stata and SPSS. Students can then test their understanding with the conceptual and software-specific practice problems. The material on the companion website provides discussion questions and flashcards for students and suggested activities, lecture notes, and more for instructors.

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