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Introduction to Social Statistics: The Logic of Statistical Reasoning (Wiley Desktop Editions)by Thomas Dietz
Synopses & Reviews
Why are some countries more likely than others to participate in environmental treaties? Why do some people feel animals have rights while others feel animals can be treated as objects? Why do some US states have high homicide rates while in others the occurrence of a homicide is very rare?
With a relaxed and conversational writing style, ongoing examples, and complete exercises, this book shows how quantitative methods can help us to understand social questions and contemporary issues. Its special features include:
This is a lively and very user-friendly book that makes students comfortable with what is usually considered a fearsome task: learning statistics.
Introduction to Social Statistics is a basic statistics text with a focus on the use of models for thinking through statistical problems, an accessible and consistent structure with ongoing examples across chapters, and an emphasis on the tools most commonly used in contemporary research.
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About the Author
Thomas Dietz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He has 20 years experience teaching introductory social statistics and his books include Essentials of Social Research (with Linda Kalof and Amy Dan, 2008), New Tools for Environmental Protection (edited with Paul C. Stern, 2002), Environmentally Significant Consumption (edited with Paul C. Stern et al, 1997), and Handbook for Environmental Planning (edited with James McEvoy, 1977).
Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. With 15 years of experience teaching introductory social statistics and research methods, she has won two university teaching awards and her books include Essentials of Social Research (with Amy Dan and Thomas Dietz, 2008), Looking at Animals in Human History (2007), A Cultural History of Animals (edited with Brigitte Resl, 2007), The Animals Reader (edited with Amy Fitzgerald, 2007), and The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values (edited with Terre Satterfield, 2005).
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