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1. Introduction. PART I: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 2. Basic Descriptive Statistics: Tables, Percentages, Ratios and Rates, and Graphs. 3. Measures of Central Tendency. 4. Measures of Variation. 5. The Normal Curve. PART II: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. 6. Introduction to Inferential Statistics: Sampling and the Sampling Distribution. 7. Estimation Procedures. 8. Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case. 9. Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case. 10. Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance. 11. Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square. PART III: BIVARIATE MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION. 12. Bivariate Association for Nominal- and Ordinal-Level Variables. 13. Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level. PART IV: MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES. 14. Elaborating Bivariate Tables. 15. 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. Appendix G: Codebooks for All Data Sets. Answers to Odd-Numbered End-Of-Chapter Problems and Cumulative Exercises. Glossary. Index.

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Joseph F. Healey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Christopher Newport University. In addition to STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AND DATA ANALYSIS, he is the author of RACE, ETHNICITY, GENDER AND CLASS, 8th Edition (Sage, 2018 ) and DIVERSITY AND SOCIETY, 6th Edition (Sage, 2020 ) as well as co-author of several other texts. Dr. Healey earned his A.B. and M.A. from The College of William and Mary (sociology and anthropology) and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (sociology and anthropology). In his spare time, he plays and records music for the hammer dulcimer and banjo. Christopher Donoghue is Associate Professor of Sociology at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He is the author of many articles on bullying, race and ethnicity, and nursing home care, with his work appearing in such journals as THE GERONTOLOGIST, SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM, RESEARCH ON AGING, JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENCE, THE SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, DISABILITY AND SOCIETY, HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT REVIEW, CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS, SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH and SEX EDUCATION. Dr. Donoghue earned his B.A. from Seton Hall University, his M.A. from Montclair State University and his Ph.D. from Fordham University. Recently he helped to establish a new Master of Arts in Social Research and Analysis program at Montclair State.

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