Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research
This groundbreaking textbook uses real-world research examples and data to provide a revealing introduction to social science statistics. The Third ... Show synopsis This groundbreaking textbook uses real-world research examples and data to provide a revealing introduction to social science statistics. The Third Edition of this widely adopted text effectively links social issues and sociological concepts with statistical techniques. Realizing that students may lack a substantial math background, or suffer from "math anxiety syndrome," the material in this book is presented using straightforward prose that emphasizes intuition, logic, and common sense rather than rote memorization. Throughout the text instructors are provided with resources to support effective teaching: illustrations showing how statistical concepts are used to interpret social issues, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature, SPSS demonstrations, and a rich variety of exercises. The user-friendly, informal style of this innovative text has been widely applauded by students and instructors alike. Highlights of the Third Edition A number of important changes have been made to this edition in response to the valuable comments received from the many instructors adopting the Second Edition and from other interested instructors and students. Clearer and More Concise Presentation of Topics Revisions to Chapter 13: Testing Hypotheses about Two Samples Supplemental Electronic Materials Real-World Examples and Exercises General Social Survey 1998 Datasets Supplemental Tools on Important Topics SPSS Version 11.0 is available packaged with the text. Please contact Pine Forge Press at (800) 818-7243 for more information.