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.

Transforming Data

Are data sacrosanct or can we do things with them?

We can do things with them, within reason! When you look at some data, you should ask yourself:

  • What are the possible errors in the data?
  • Can the data be improved?

How might you want to improve some data?

  • You might want to make meaningful comparisons between distributions in different scales. For example, was it hotter in Miami (105 °F) or Nice (29 ...
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