Statistics and Data Interpretation for Social WorkWritten by a social worker for social work students, this is a nuts and bolts guide to statistics that presents complex calculations and concepts in clear, easytounderstand language. It includes numerous examples, data sets, and issues that students will encounter in social work practice. The first section introduces basic concepts and terms to provide a solid foundation in statistics. It also addresses tools used by researchers to describe and summarize data ranging from single variables to assessing the relationship between variables and cause and effect among variables. The second section focuses on inferential statistics, describing how researchers draw conclusions about whole populations based on data from samples. This section also covers confidence intervals and a variety of significance tests for examining relationships between different types of variables. Additionally, tools for multivariate analyses and data interpretation are presented. Key Features:

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Contents
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Part II Inferential Statistics and Data Interpretation  160 
Appendix A Tables  401 
Appendix B Review of Basic Math  409 
Appendix C Appropriate Measures for Different Situations  415 
Appendix D Symbols in the Text  419 
Appendix E Formulas in the Text  421 
Appendix F Answers To EndOfChapter Problems and Questions  425 
Notes  453 
References  467 
Index  469 
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Statistics and Data Interpretation for Social Work Gloria Rosenthal,James A. Rosenthal, PhD Limited preview  2011 