This bestselling textbook is designed to help students understand parametric and nonparametric statistical methods so that they can tackle research problems successfully. By working through this book carefully and systematically, those who may not have a strong background in mathematics will gain a thorough grasp of the most widely used statistical methods in the social sciences.

Inferential Statistics

10.1 Introduction

Up to this point in the text we have discussed descriptive statistics, outlining the central tendencies, the variability, and the relationships in data that are readily to hand. It is time now to move from description to an examination of statistical techniques that enable us ...

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