The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestse The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with 400 additional definitions and illustrations compiled from readers’ requests and suggestions!
Key Features: Non-technical. Defines terms in plain English to help students get through a difficult journal article or passage. Self-contained. Cross-references other technical terms that are used in a definition so readers do not need to consult any other volume. Descriptive not prescriptive. Describes terms as they are actually used rather than how they “should” be used to provide a more informative dictionary. Comprehensive. Provides readers with everything they are likely to need to understand a research report, such as elementary terms and concepts, methodology and design terms (with entries on surveys, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic studies, etc.), terms relating to statistical analysis and measurement, concepts from qualitative research methods and the more quantitative traditions in research, terms from theory and philosophy, and much more! Written in a clear, readable style with ample explanations and examples, this Dictionary is a must-have reference guide for every social scientist’s bookshelf. ...Continua Nascondi