All too often, students detect gaps between what they learn in research or data analysis courses and how it relates to real-world practice. In Using Statistical Methods in Social Science Research, Professor Abu-Bader provides the necessary links between the classroom and the office. He provides a step-by-step description of the process social science students need to clearly organize, choose a test or statistical technique, analyze,interpret,and report their research findings.
Professor Abu-Bader focuses on the purpose, rational, and assumptions made by each statistical test. Research examples clearly display the applicability and function of each statistical test in real-world practice. Using Statistical Methods not only guides social scientists through different tests, but also provides students and researchers alike with information that will help them in their own practice.
Few other statistical texts are as readable and well developed; First edition users praise the inclusion of practical examples and detailed coverage of how to utilize SPSS itself.