Short description With a relaxed and conversational writing style, and a full program of examples and exercises, this book uses quantitative methods to try to understand why people, states within the U.S., or countries in the world differ from one another. Introduction to Social Statistics is a basic statistics text with a focus on the use of models for thinking through statistical problems. It is a very user-friendly book that makes students comfortable with what is usually considered a fearsome task: learning statistics.
From the contents List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface: A Strategy for Approaching Quantitative Analysis. An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis. Some Basic Concepts. Displaying Data One Variable at a Time. Describing Data. Plotting Relationships and Conditional Distributions. Causation and Models of Causal Effects. Probability. Sampling Distributions and Inference. Using Sampling Distributions: Confidence Intervals. Using Sampling Distributions: Hypothesis Tests. The Subtle Logic of Analysis of Variance. Goodness of Fit and Models of Frequency Tables. Bivariate Regression and Correlation. Basics of Multiple Regression. Appendix A Summary of Variables in Examples. Appendix B Mathematics Review. Appendix C Statistical Tables. Glossary of Key Terms. Notes. Index.