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.

Measurement Concepts

2.1 Sources of data

It's often the case that various human attributes and accomplishments are somewhat arbitrarily ‘parcelled-up’ as the particuar provinces of various disciplines. Psychology, for example, deals with intelligence, learning, and personality; Social Psychology with values, attitudes, and beliefs; ...

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