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.

Measuring Association∗

8.1 Introduction

In Chapters 5 ‘Measuring Typical Achievement’, 6 ‘Measuring Variations in Achievement’, and 7 ‘Measuring Relative Achievement’ we have been concerned with measures of a single quality, be it neuroticism, numeracy, or need for achievement. Many studies, however, involve measuring ...

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