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- ISBN: 9780199379552 | 0199379556
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/10/2016
Statistics for International Social Work And Other Behavioral Sciences presents statistics using straightforward, accessible language, making it easier for students of all backgrounds -- particularly social work student undergraduates, graduates and practitioners -- to learn and apply statistical concepts, tools, and procedures. The book incorporates two powerful statistical software programs, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel ToolPak, into statistical computations. The course contents have been organized pedagogically in an order that allows students to view the progression of concepts and hand calculations in conjunction with computerized statistical analysis tools. Furthermore, this text is unique in that it includes appendices specifically designed to provide instructions on preparing data for data entry, construct variable names, and data analysis-using SPSS; present guidelines to nonparametric statistics and post hoc comparisons; and focus on Microsoft Excel ToolPak, which is available in most personally owned computers and handheld devices such as tablets and smart phones. The book also includes robust instructor and student materials via a companion website.