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Applied statistics for the behavioral sciences [Monograph] - 5th ed
Hinkle, D.E. \ Wiersma, W. \ Jurs, S.G. \ cop. 2003
statistics - regression analysis - analysis of covariance - data processing - analysis of variance - multiple comparison test - social sciences - probability distributions - behavioural sciences

This introductory text provides students with a conceptual understanding of basic statistical procedures, as well as the computational skills needed to complete them. The clear presentation, accessible language, and step-by-step instruction make it easy for students from a variety of social science disciplines to grasp the material. The scenarios presented in chapter exercises span the curriculum, from political science to marketing, so that students make a connection between their own area of interest and the study of statistics. Coverage focuses on concepts critical to understanding current statistical research such as power and sample size, multiple comparison tests, multiple regression, and analysis of covariance. Additional SPSS coverage throughout the text includes computer printouts and expanded discussion of their contents in interpreting the results of sample exercises.


Used in course: XTO-14306 National Field Project
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Approaches to social research [Monograph] - 5th ed
Singleton, R.A. \ Straits, B.C. \ 2010
research - methodology - social sciences - experimental design - surveys - data collection - scientific method - field work

Approaches to Social Research is an introduction to research methods. This book provides a treatment of the four major approaches to research: experimentation, survey research, field research, and the use of available data.


Used in course: XTO-12306 Research Methods 1
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Discovering statistics using SPSS (and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll) [Monograph] - 3rd [fully upd.] ed
Field, A. \ cop. 2009
statistics - statistical analysis - data processing - computer software - methodology - programming - sampling - distribution - linear models - data analysis

In this edition an important new introductory material on statistics is introduced that the student will need and was missing at least in the first edition. This book is a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS. It is a balanced composite of both topics, using SPSS to illustrate important statistical material and, through graphics, to make visible important approaches to data analysis. Fully revised and restructured, this new edition is even more accessible as it now takes students through from introductory to advanced level concepts, all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SPSS Statistics. While still providing a very comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, and packed with examples and self-assessment tests to reinforce knowledge, the new edition now also offers: a more gentle introduction to basic-level concepts and methods for beginners; new textbook features to make the book more user-friendly for those learning about more advanced concepts, encouraging 'critical thinking'; a brand new, full-colour design, making it easy for students to navigate between topics, and to understand how to use the latest version of SPSS Statistics; both 'real world' (the bizarre and the wonderful) and invented examples that illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive for students; an additional chapter on multilevel modelling for advanced-level students; and, reinforced binding to make the book easier to handle at a computer workstation. The book also includes access to a brand new and improved companion Website, bursting with features including: animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS Statistics modules; self-marking multiple choice questions; data sets for psychology, business and management and health sciences; a flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts; and, access to support material from SAGE study skills books. Statistics lecturers are also provided with a whole range of resources and teaching aids, including: the test bank; over 300 multiple-choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments; charts and diagrams in electronic format for inclusion in lecture slides; and, PowerPoint slides written by the author to accompany chapters of the text.


Used in course: MAT-22306 Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics; YSS-20306 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques (in the Social Sciences); YSS-21803 Quantitative Research Techniques (in the Social Sciences); HNE-37306 Applied Data Analysis (in Human Nutrition and Health Research); GEO-11301 Statistics for Leisure, Tourism and Environment; XTO-22306 Research Methods 2
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Global transformations : politics, economics and culture [Monograph]
Held, D. \ 1999
globalization - politics - international trade - migration - environmental protection - history - world - political science - state organization - state - military activities

In this book, the authors set forth a new model of globalization that lays claims to supersede existing models, and then use this model to assess the way the processes of globalization have operated in different historic periods in respect to political organization, military globalization, trade, finance, corporate productivity, migration, culture, and the environment. Each of these topics is covered in a chapter which contrasts the contemporary nature of globalization with that of earlier epochs.


Used in course: RHI-20306 Globalization in Historical Perspective; XTO-12806 Society, History & Globalisation
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Human societies : an introduction to macrosociology [Monograph] - 11th ed
Nolan, P. \ Lenski, G.E. \ cop. 2009
sociology - society - social change - social systems - industrial society - agricultural society - human population

The eleventh edition of Human Societies covers many new developments of our rapidly changing times. Among many global updates are changing political ideologies, cyber warfare, biofuels and the problems they present, new population control initiatives, and the increasing democratization and economic power of China.


Used in course: XTO-10306 Sociology & Tourism
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Tourism : principles and practice [Monograph] - 4th edCompanion Website
Cooper, C. \ 2008
tourism - tourism impact - tourism development - tourism policy - destinations - textbooks

In a changing and turbulent environment for tourism, this book offers the reader the fundamental and underlying principles with which to approach the study of tourism, contributing a complete framework that effectively integrates theory and practice. The text has been updated to take into account developments such as growing concern for climate change and the maturing response of tourism to the safety and security of tourists.


Used in course: XTO-11806 Tourism: Principles & Practice
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