Higher Education

Social Statistics: A Text Using MicroCase, 4th Edition

  • William Fox Skidmore College
  • ISBN-10: 0534527418  |  ISBN-13: 9780534527419
  • 672 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1995
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $179.25



This is the only complete package for the introductory social statistics course. The fourth edition of the textbook is accompanied by a powerful version of Student MicroCase, research-quality data sets, a comprehensive set of workbook exercises, and hundreds of other enhancements. The textbook is a friendly introduction to social statistics, emphasizing both the fundamental principles that underlie statistics and the practical applications of statistics to real data. The writing style is conversational without being chatty, with an emphasis on anxiety relief. William Fox explains topics in a clear and simple manner, and prepares students to use social statistics in their everyday lives.

Table of Contents

Part One. Univariate Analyses.
1. Statistics and Variables.
2. Frequency and Percentage Distributions.
3. Averages.
4. Measures of Variation.
Part Two. Bivariate Analyses.
5. Cross-Tabulation.
6. The Chi-Square Test of Statistical Significance.
7. Measures of Association of Cross-Tabulations.
8. Comparison of Means and t Test.
9. Analysis of Variance.
10. Regression and Correlation.
Part Three. Multivariate Analyses.
11. Multivariate Cross-tabulation.
12. Multiple Regression and Correlation.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William Fox

William Fox is chair of the Sociology Department at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He emphasizes social issues and analysis of both large-scale social institutions and small-scale social interaction in all his courses. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1971. His interests include statistics; social change; folklore; and sociology of culture.