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Solution Manual (Complete Download) Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 8th Edition By Anna Leon-Guerrero, Chava Frankfort-Nachmias ISBN: 9781506347202, ISBN: 9781544326238 Instantly Downloadable Solution Manual

Solution Manual For Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 8th Edition By Frankfort-Nachmias

Solution Manual For Social Statistics for a Diverse Society 8th Edition By Chava Frankfort-Nachmias, Anna Leon-Guerrero, ISBN: 9781506347202, ISBN: 9781544326238, ISBN: 9781544326306

This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

Table Of Content

Preface

About the Authors

CHAPTER 1 • The What and the Why of Statistics

The Research Process

Asking Research Questions

The Role of Theory

Formulating the Hypotheses

Collecting Data

Analyzing Data and Evaluating the Hypotheses

Examining a Diverse Society

Learning Statistics

CHAPTER 2 • The Organization and Graphic Presentation of Data

Frequency Distributions

Proportions and Percentages

Percentage Distributions

The Construction of Frequency Distributions

Cumulative Distributions

Rates

Reading the Research Literature: Access to Public Benefits

Graphic Presentation of Data

The Pie Chart

The Bar Graph

The Histogram

The Statistical Map

The Line Graph

The Time-Series Chart

Statistics in Practice: Foreign-Born Population 65 Years and Over

CHAPTER 3 • Measures of Central Tendency

The Mode

The Median

The Mean

Reading the Research Literature: The Case of Reporting Income

Statistics in Practice: The Shape of the Distribution

Considerations for Choosing a Measure of Central Tendency

CHAPTER 4 • Measures of Variability

The Importance of Measuring Variability

The Index of Qualitative Variation

Statistics in Practice: Diversity in U.S. Society

The Range

The Interquartile Range

The Box Plot

The Variance and the Standard Deviation

Considerations for Choosing a Measure of Variation

Reading the Research Literature: Community College Mentoring

CHAPTER 5 • The Normal Distribution

Properties of the Normal Distribution

An Application of the Normal Curve

The Standard Normal Distribution

The Standard Normal Table

Reading the Research Literature: Child Health and Academic Achievement

CHAPTER 6 • Sampling and Sampling Distributions

Aims of Sampling

Basic Probability Principles

Probability Sampling

The Concept of the Sampling Distribution

The Sampling Distribution of the Mean

The Central Limit Theorem

Statistics in Practice: A Sampling Lesson

CHAPTER 7 • Estimation

Point and Interval Estimation

Confidence Intervals for Means

Statistics in Practice: Hispanic Migration and Earnings

Confidence Intervals for Proportions

Reading the Research Literature: Women Victims of Intimate Violence

CHAPTER 8 • Testing Hypotheses

Assumptions of Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Stating the Research and Null Hypotheses

Probability Values and Alpha

The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing: A Summary

Errors in Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis Testing With One Sample and Population Variance Unknown

Hypothesis Testing With Two Sample Means

The Sampling Distribution of the Difference Between Means

The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing About Difference Between Means: A Summary

Statistics in Practice: Cigarette Use Among Teens

Hypothesis Testing With Two Sample Proportions

Reading the Research Literature: Reporting the Results of Hypothesis Testing

CHAPTER 9 • Bivariate Tables

How to Construct a Bivariate Table

How to Compute Percentages in a Bivariate Table

Reading the Research Literature: Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Homeless Populations

The Properties of a Bivariate Relationship

Elaboration

Reading the Research Literature: The Digital Divide

CHAPTER 10 • The Chi-Square Test and Measures of Association

The Concept of Chi-Square as a Statistical Test

The Concept of Statistical Independence

The Structure of Hypothesis Testing With Chi-Square

Statistics in Practice: Respondent and Father Education

Proportional Reduction of Error

Lambda: A Measure of Association for Nominal Variables

Cramer’s V: A Chi-Square–Related Measure of Association for Nominal Variables

Gamma and Kendall’s Tau-b: Symmetrical Measures of Association for Ordinal Variables

Reading the Research Literature: India’s Internet-Using Population

CHAPTER 11 • Analysis of Variance

Understanding Analysis of Variance

The Structure of Hypothesis Testing With ANOVA

The Five Steps in Hypothesis Testing: A Summary

Statistics in Practice: The Ethical Consumer

Reading the Research Literature: Emerging Adulthood

CHAPTER 12 • Regression and Correlation

The Scatter Diagram

Linear Relationships and Prediction Rules

A Negative Relationship: Age and Internet Hours per Week

Methods for Assessing the Accuracy of Predictions

Testing the Significance of r2 Using ANOVA

Statistics in Practice: Multiple Regression

ANOVA for Multiple Linear Regression

Reading the Research Literature: Academic Intentions and Support

Appendix A. Table of Random Numbers

Appendix B. The Standard Normal Table

Appendix C. Distribution of t

Appendix D. Distribution of Chi-Square

Appendix E. Distribution of F

Appendix F. A Basic Math Review

Learning Check Solutions

Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises

Glossary

Notes

Index

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