With an emphasis on description, examples, graphs and displays rather than statistical formulae, this book is the ideal introductory guide for students across the social sciences.
A very common statistical question is to estimate the mean of a population from a sample. For example:
- You want to take a sample of students in a Quantitative Methods lecture so as to estimate the mean height of all the students on the course.
- A sociologist wants to know how much income women lose on divorce, so she ...