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Social and Behavioral Statistics A User-Friendly Approach by Steven P. Schacht

Social and Behavioral Statistics A User-Friendly Approach


Social and Behavioral Statistics A User-Friendly Approach by Steven P. Schacht

Revised and updated to include the behavioral sciences, the second edition of this introductory statistics book engages students with real-world examples and exercises.To the dismay of many social and behavioral science majors, successfully passing a statistics course in sociology, psychology, and most other social/behavioral science programs is required, and at many institutions statistics is becoming a university-wide requirement. In this newly revised text, the authors continue to make use of their proven stress-busting approach to teaching statistics to self-describe math phobic students. This book uses humorous examples and step-by-step presentations of statistical procedures to illustrate what are often complex and hard-to-grasp statistical concepts. Students and instructors will find this text to be a helpful, easy to interpret and thoroughly comprehensive introduction to social and behavioral statistics. Perfect for social and behavioral sciences upper-level undergrads fearful of that required stats course Uses stress-busting features like cartoons and real-world examples to illustrate what are often complex and hard-to-grasp statistical concepts Includes the newest and most necessary tools for students to master statistical skills making handouts or additional books unnecessary Gives instructors and their students a compact and affordable main text for their introductory stats courses

About the Author

The late Steven P. Schacht (1960-2003) was associate professor of sociology at State University of New York, Plattsburgh. Jeffery E. Aspelmeier is in the department of psychology at Radford University in Virginia.

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Publication date

4th February 2005


Steven P. Schacht

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Westview Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc


324 pages


Probability & statistics
Social research & statistics



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