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Framed in a student-friendly writing style, Healey presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension.

Joseph F. Healey, Christopher Newport University

Joseph F. Healey, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Sociology Christopher Newport University. He is author of STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH, 10th Edition (Cengage, 2014); RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND CLASS, 7th Edition (Sage, 2015); DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY, 4th Edition (Sage, 2014); and is co-author of several other texts. Healey earned his A.B. and M.A. from The College of William and Mary (sociology and anthropology) and Ph.D. from University of Virginia (sociology and anthropology). In his spare time, he plays and records music for the hammer dulcimer and banjo.
  • The previous edition's Chapters 2 and 3 have been combined in order to streamline the material and help the text better suit the needs of both the quarter- and semester-length course.
  • This edition includes additional real-world examples that show the application of statistical concepts to everyday occurrences.
  • New "Statistics in Everyday Life" features bring interesting statistical findings to students' attention and ask students questions that encourage them to think about the implications of these findings.
  • The new "One Step at a Time" feature presents at-a-glance computational procedures for each statistic, making it easy for students to apply their knowledge immediately and appreciate the practical value of the material.
  • Problems Sets at the end of each chapter, organized progressively, help students develop problem-solving abilities gradually and progressively.
  • Learning Objectives, Chapter Summary, Summary of Formulas, and a Chapter Glossary provide students with tools to gain a clearer understanding of the concepts presented.
  • The "SPSS for Windows" section, which follows the Problem Sets at the end of each chapter, includes material on using SPSS, often with GSS data, demonstrations, and exercises.
  • Each chapter includes features that demonstrate the application of statistical concepts, including step-by-step computing, applications, and "Statistics in Everyday Life" boxes.
Prologue: Basic Mathematical Review.
1. Introduction.
2. Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Ratios and Rates, Frequency Distributions, Charts and Graphs.
3. Measures of Central Tendency.
4. Measures of Dispersion.
5. The Normal Curve.
6. Introduction to Inferential Statistics, the Sampling Distribution, and Estimation.
7. Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case.
8. Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case.
9. Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance.
10. Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square.
11. Introduction to Bivariate Association and Measures of Association for Variables Measured at the Nominal Level.
12. Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level.
13. Association Between Variable Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level.
14. Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation.
Appendix A: Area Under the Normal Curve.
Appendix B: Distribution of t.
Appendix C: Distribution of Chi Square.
Appendix D: Distribution of F.
Appendix E: Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects.
Appendix F: An Introduction to SPSS for Windows.
Appendix G: Code Book for the General Social Survey.
Appendix H: Glossary of Symbols.
Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems.

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