A core statistics text that emphasizes logical inquiry, notmath
Basic Statistics for Social Research teaches core generalstatistical concepts and methods that all social science majorsmust master to understand (and do) social research. Its use ofmathematics and theory are deliberately limited, as the authorsfocus on the use of concepts and tools of statistics in theanalysis of social science data, rather than on the mathematicaland computational aspects. Research questions and applications aretaken from a wide variety of subfields in sociology, and eachchapter is organized around one or more general ideas that areexplained at its beginning and then applied in increasing detail inthe body of the text.
Each chapter contains instructive features to aid students inunderstanding and mastering the various statistical approachespresented in the book, including:
* Learning objectives
* Check quizzes after many sections and an answer key at the endof the chapter
* Key terms
* End-of-chapter exercises
* SPSS exercises (in select chapters)
Ancillary materials for both the student and the instructor areavailable and include a test bank for instructors and downloadablevideo tutorials for students.