Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

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Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology

ay Alan Weinstein, "Applying Social Statistics: An Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning in Sociology"
2010 | ISBN-10: 0742563731, 074256374X | 448 pages | PDF | 5 MB

While Applying Social Statistics is "about" social statistics and includes all of the topics generally covered in similar texts, it is first and foremost a book about how sociologists use statistics. Its emphasis is on statistical reasoning in sociology and on showing how these principles can be applied to numerous problems in a wide variety of contexts; to answer effectively the question "what's it for."

A main learning objective is to help students understand how and why social statistics is used. Yet, Weinstein's style and substance recognize that it is of equal-or even greater-importance that they begin to learn how to apply these principles and techniques themselves.