New PDF release: Applying social statistics : an introduction to quantitative

By Jay Alan Weinstein

ISBN-10: 0742563731

ISBN-13: 9780742563735

ISBN-10: 074256374X

ISBN-13: 9780742563742

ISBN-10: 1442203137

ISBN-13: 9781442203136

Whereas utilising Social records is "about" social data and contains all the issues normally coated in related texts, it really is firstly a publication approximately how sociologists use facts. Its emphasis is on statistical reasoning in sociology and on displaying how those rules could be utilized to varied difficulties in a wide selection of contexts; to reply to successfully the query "what's it for." A main Read more...

content material: record of packing containers, Tables, and Figures; record of Symbols; Preface; 1. records and Sociology: Computation and alertness; half I. an outline of utilized Social records; half II. instruments and methods of Description; half III. The good judgment of Statistical Induction; half IV. Bivariate purposes: utilizing Induction and organization in Sociological learn; Appendix A: Tables; Appendix B: Subscripts, Summation, and medical Notation; Appendix C: solutions to chose perform Quizzes; Appendix D: formulation utilized in This publication; Notes; References; Index; in regards to the Author.
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In my experience, this seems to be more realistic than attempting to cover one chapter per week regardless of the subject matter. ” Rather, it challenges the student to “reach up” to the material—essentially the same as is covered in other texts. They are encouraged to do so via the anxiety management approach just mentioned. All along the way, the students are reminded that they have done this before, that they know this concept, and that, based on what they know, this is evident, and so on. It would be inaccurate to refer to this as a Socratic method, because that term really applies to oral communication.

This book presents another illustration of the strong ties between statistics and sociology. We are not merely applying statistics to sociological examples, although there is much of this as well. Rather, we demonstrate that many of the key sociological issues of today—public sociology, civil society, sexualities, social inequality—are also, at root, statistical issues. That is, they are capable of formulation in statistical terms and they can be better understood through the use of statistical techniques.

However, the proposed text endeavors to come as close as possible to such an approach, and it can easily be adapted to all styles of teaching, from the purely Socratic to the one-way lecture-monologue. xxx Preface Special Features As indicated in the title, this book is not meant to turn students into master statisticians. Nor is it especially intended to expand one’s general mathematical horizons (although it can do that). Rather, its purpose is to help the student learn how to apply social statistics in any of several contexts.

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