Statistics: A Tool for Social Research by Joseph F. Healey
Healey knows social research statistics thoroughly, and he also knows how deeply students fear it. This Fourth Edition delivers an effective balance of conceptual and practical approaches to statistics in language that truly communicates with students. Healey covers basic statistical concepts and techniques in a step-by-step manner, continually emphasizing the underlying logic and the social research contexts that make sense of it all. In the process, students get plenty of unthreatening exposure to the usually challenging task of statistical interpretations.