Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Today’s students live in a world characterized by a growing diversity and richness of social differences. In the seventh edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero continue to help students learn statistics through real research examples related to the dynamic interplay of race, class, gender, and other social variables. Focusing on the constant intersections between local and global social concerns and methods of inquiry and investigation, this new edition continues to emphasize intuition and common sense while demonstrating the link between the practice of statistics and important social issues. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students understand key statistical concepts, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

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A First Course in Probability (9th Edition)

A First Course in Probability (9th Edition)

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A First Course in Probability, Ninth Edition, features clear and intuitive explanations of the mathematics of probability theory, outstanding problem sets, and a variety of diverse examples and applications. This book is ideal for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate level introduction to probability for math, science, engineering and business students. It assumes a background in elementary calculus.

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  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    For a stats book…, May 26, 2014
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    lunas_daughter (Michigan) –

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    This book is actually very readable. They make sure to provide you with enough *relate-able* examples for you to understand the material, and it is not [as] dry as the average textbook, let alone the average math-related textbook.

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  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
    Five Stars, October 5, 2014
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    jeremy

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    Book was in great shape

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  3. 13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Way, way too much money for what you get, July 4, 2013
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    ram (Park City, UT United States) –

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    This review is from: A First Course in Probability (9th Edition) (Hardcover)
    I had to buy this book for a course I am taking. It’s pretty much a standard probability text but the quality of the publishing is poor. It almost seems as though no editor looked at it. The page margins are about 1/4 inch instead of the usual 1 inch and in some places it’s even less. The text goes right to the edge of the page. Formulas don’t run off the edge of the page but they come close. I don’t know if they did that to save money or what but it makes the book seem cheap. They have lots of problem sets, but some of the answered problems are not answered as fully as someone just learning this material might like. All in all, if I didn’t have to buy this book, I never would have.

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  4. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Cash Cow – Not good to learn probability from, October 3, 2014
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    This review is from: A First Course in Probability (9th Edition) (Hardcover)
    I will post a short review because that is all this textbook deserves. I am a math major taking a statistics class and this is the textbook that our class is using.This textbook is a shell. It’s in its 9th edition but it seems like it was written hastily by some PhD who has a pretty good grasp on the intuition behind probability but refuses to share his wisdom with you. Instead what you will get is example after example of different sorts of problems in probability and then a plethora of exercises (which makes this book ideal for courses). The examples aren’t bad examples outright but I have found myself scratching my head trying to figure out what many questions are asking. For $100+ you will get a shallow overview of the math behind probability and a good amount of problems to try out but that’s all. For some this may be perfect but for others who want more intuition behind various ideas that are presented you are SOL. If you want to actually learn probability from a textbook look elsewhere.

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  5. 2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great practice problems!, November 10, 2013
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    Emily (Seattle, WA) –

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    I LOVE the practice problems in the back of the chapters! There is an (almost) full answer key in the back of the book that is also a great resource!

    The book also shows both the main concepts, and supporting proofs.

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