The Data Game

The Data Game

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This book introduces students to the collection, uses, and interpretation of statistical data in the social sciences. It would suit all social science introductory statistics and research methods courses. Separate chapters are devoted to data in the fields of demography, housing, health, education, crime, the economy, wealth, income, poverty, labor, business statistics, and public opinion polling, with a concluding chapter devoted to the common problem of ambiguity. Each chapter includes multiple case studies illustrating the controversies, overview of data sources including web sites, chapter summary and a set of case study questions designed to stimulate further thought.For example, the International Monetary Funda#39;s Direction of Trade Statistics Yearbook reported only $14.2 billion in U.S. ... an Apple iPhone, for which its $178.96 total wholesale cost was credited to China even though the assembly cost inanbsp;...

Title:The Data Game
Author:Mark Maier, Jennifer Imazeki
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-12-18


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