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.

Getting Confident

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 ...
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