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The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics
A Practical Resource for Students in the Social Sciences

First Edition

May 2004 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`The authors make excellent use of illustrative examples' - Reference Reviews

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics provides students and researchers with an accessible and definitive resource to use when studying statistics in the social sciences, reading research reports and undertaking data analysis. Written by leading academics in the field of methodology and statistics, the Dictionary will be an essential study guide for the first-time researcher as well as a primary resource for more advanced study.

This is a practical and concise dictionary that serves the everyday uses of statistics across the whole range of social science disciplines. It offers basic and straightforward definitions of key concepts, followed by more detailed step-by-step explanations of situating specific methods and techniques. It also contains lists of related concepts to help the user to draw connections across various fields and increase their overall understand of a specific technique. A list of key readings helps to reinforce the aim of the Dictionary as an invaluable learning resource.

Designed specifically for students and those new to research, and written in a lively and engaging manner, this Dictionary is an essential reference work for students and researchers across the social sciences.

Great book for students who often struggle with certain statistical wordings.

Mrs Claudia Seifert
Communication, Technical University of Dresden
December 10, 2014

A superb book! Easy to understand, comprehensive and perfect to use when explaining your methods.

Dr Eva Zeglovits
Dept of Methods in the Social Sciences, University of Vienna
February 22, 2012

Useful for reference

Ms Megan Edwards
Health Sciences, University of York
September 16, 2011

A very complicated book that is not easy to grasp, useful for larger HE and in depth courses maybe.

Mr David Corry-Bass
CCLD / H&SC , South Leicestershire College
August 31, 2011

A very useful text. Will make itessential for programme beginning in April 2010 for both part time and full time overseas students.

Dr Karen McArdle
School of Education, University of Aberdeen
September 14, 2010

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Dennis Laurence Howitt

Dennis Howitt's was a graduate of Brunel University and the University of Sussex. His research career began with the study of mass communications but has developed into a broader interest in the application of psychology to social issues.His primary research areas are:*the effects of mass communications especially with reference to crime, violence and pornography*racism and the profession of psychology*paedophiles and sex offenders, child abuse*forensic psychologyHe is a chartered (forensic) psychologist and a Fellow of the BritishPsychological Society.His publications also include books on statistics, computing and methods. More About Author

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