## Descriptive statistics for sociologists: an introduction |

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### Contents

An Introduction to Statistics in Sociology | 3 |

Measuring Variables | 13 |

The Basic Logic of Valid Comparison | 37 |

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analysis arithmetic mean average basic bivariate cell frequencies Census chapter cluster column compared comparison computed conditional tables control variables correlation coefficient create defined dependent variable descriptive statistics discussed epsilon error examine example expressed Figure formula frequency distribution given graph illustrated income indicate individuals inferential statistics interaction interest interpreted interval-level investigator kind level of measurement linear Loether marital status matrix measures of association median multiple regression nominal variables normal curve occupation ordinal variables overall pairs partial correlation coefficient percent percentage distribution percentile perfect association plotted population possible prediction problem procedures rank order ratio raw scores real limit refers relationship sample scale scatter diagram Section shown smallest space analysis social class Sociologists sociology square standard deviation standard scores symmetrical techniques test factor tion total number unit variance variation z-scores zero