Social Statistics for a Diverse Society by Chava Frankfort-Nachmias Anna Leon-Guerrero
This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.
“Great text with great examples that relate to the diversity/inequality. Our department has a strong focus on inequality – that is exactly why I use this text. I have reviewed a lot of other books and this is the only one I would ever assign/use. ” — Heather Macpherson Parrott Published On: 2015-12-11
“We go over the computer-generated SPSS output [in the text] because students are required to take a data analysis course after this course [where they] use SPSS to analyze their own data. So, it is helpful to the students to know what SPSS is and what it looks like.”
— David A. Gay
“The writing style of this book is straightforward, comprehensive, approachable. It does not talk down to the students, but meets them halfway between having high expectations and pandering to them like so many textbooks are doing these days.”
— Lindsey Peterson Published On: 2015-12-11
The authors are very skilled at introducing students to relevant examples of social scientific literature that utilize the concepts and statistics covered in the text. The book also serves as a great reference tool for interpreting social scientific literature.
— Christopher Donoghue Published On: 2015-12-11
About the Author
Chava Frankfort-Nachmias is an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the coauthor of Research Methods in the Social Sciences (with David Nachmias), coeditor of Sappho in the Holy Land (with Erella Shadmi) and numerous publications on ethnicity and development, urban revitalization, science and gender, and women in Israel. She was the recipient of the University of Wisconsin System teaching improvement grant on integrating race, ethnicity, and gender into the social statistics and research methods curriculum. She is also the coauthor (with Anna Leon-Guerrero) of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society.
Anna Leon-Guerrero is a professor of sociology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. A recipient of the university’s Faculty Excellence Award and the K. T. Tang Award for Excellence in Research, she teaches courses on statistics, sociological theory, and social problems. As a social service program evaluator and consultant, she has focused her research on welfare reform, employment strategies for the working poor, and program assessment. She is the coauthor of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society and Essentials of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society (with Chava Frankfort-Nachmias).