2 edition of **Basic social statistics** found in the catalog.

Basic social statistics

David Knoke

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- 9 Currently reading

Published
**1991** by F.E. Peacock Publishers in Itasca, Ill .

Written in English

- Social sciences -- Statistical methods.,
- Statistics.

**Edition Notes**

Includes index.

Statement | David Knoke, George W. Bohrnstedt. |

Contributions | Bohrnstedt, George W. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | HA29 .K735 1991 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | xix, 363 p. : |

Number of Pages | 363 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL1893157M |

LC Control Number | 90063041 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 24518720 |

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These chapters apply the statistics introduced in Chapters 1—8 to specific, very commonly used types of regression models, including ANOVA and interaction models. Selgelid eds - ANU PressClaims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine -- rather than further -- human and animal well being? Each can be very effective. Accuracy rating: 5 The content is accurate.

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Each point in Figure represents a state. Everything about the social world is determined by many different factors. In contrast, an observational study does not involve experimental manipulation.

Is fresh-squeezed fruit juice a junk food high in sugar or a high-quality food fresh and nutritious? Again, the overall theory is that persons eat junk food because they can't afford to eat high-quality food, so state average income should be negatively related to the consumption of sweetened snack foods.

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Another tool for these comparisons, the standardized regression coefficient, is also given its own chapter. These two dates can then be combined to determine the respondent's age.

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Lots of pictures, requires only basic linear algebra. It would be very different if it were the other way around. Raw data like the respondent's birth date and interview date have been transformed into a variable that can be used in statistical models.

Social statistics uses the same mathematical tools as any other form of statistical analyses but it uses them in different ways that take into account the distinct features of social science data. Statistical inference, however, moves in the opposite direction— inductively inferring from samples to the parameters of a larger or total population.

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