Publisher description for Dictionary of statistics and methodology : a nontechnical guide for the social sciences / W. Paul Vogt.


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Popular in its first edition with more than 15,000 readers for helping them get through a difficult journal article or passage, this useful dictionary has been revised with 600 additional new terms and definitions compiled from readersĂ requests and suggestions! As youĂve come to appreciate in the first edition, the second edition of the Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology contains many examples and definitions written in ordinary English. Author W. Paul Vogt pays special attention to terms that most often prevent educated general readers from understanding journal articles and books by emphasizing concepts over calculations. The level of explanation varies with the simplicity or complexity of the term defined so that more detail is offered for basic terms (for more introductory readers), while less is used to explain more advanced concepts for readers who have more background. In those instances in which it is necessary to use another methodological or statistical term in a definition, that term is cross-referenced and indicated by an asterisk. Written in a clear, readable style with ample explanations and examples, this dictionary is a ˘must÷ reference guide for every social scientistĂs bookshelf.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Dictionaries.
Social sciences -- Methodology -- Dictionaries.