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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a comprehensive book covering all the major topics that a student would need for the statistics modules in various social science courses. Managers need to have an understanding of statistics so that they are able to manipulate the numerous masses of data that come their way into meaningful and useful information that they can employ in making decisions in organisations.

The author presented the material in the book in a clear and in-depth manner, making it suitable for social science students studying statistics or carrying out research required statistical manipulations. The author also provided several examples and exercises that should assist the reader in consolidating his/her understanding of the concepts described in the book.

Most managers are consumers rather than producers of statistical information. This book equips you with the expertise to enable you to be an informed consumer who knows the right questions to ask and the kind of information to request from those who produce the statistical information in the organization.
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on August 19, 2013
As much as I appreciate the attempt to write a book on statistics for the social science field that is easier and relevant, I think this book falls short. Having taken a class in psychological statistics, college algebra and trigonometry and finite math, I assumed this book would be fairly self-explanatory and straightforward. However, I found myself continually lost in explanations and jargon. What would have made this book better is that it be converted into or accompanied by a workbook. Math, in any field, that is written in "textbook format" loses the student by too much verbiage and not enough interaction.
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on October 5, 2013
The text "Statistics for the Social Sciences" gives very detailed information along with several examples for each topic/subtopic discussed. Easy to follow and understand.
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on August 27, 2013
Aside from the surprising number of errata in this book, Sirkin does a great job explaining a wide range of foundational statistical concepts in one good volume.
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on August 18, 2012
This book is pretty thorough and easy to understand. It covers many summary statistics processes and is definitely a good book for a permanent library.
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on September 22, 2012
This is an easy read that is good for someone getting back in school. Slow paced with good exercises. One of 4 required text, this is the preferred.
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on April 16, 2012
I'm not a big fan of statistics, but this book made much of it easier to understand. The presentation is crystal clear and exercises helpful.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2014
The book arrived with a little bit of water damage towards the end of the book. There is also writing on some of the pages with pen. The writing mostly consists of highlighting and answers to some of the homework problems. Other than that the book was in decent condition.
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5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 1997
Excellent presentation of complicated subject. For many people stats are intimidating. This book is the clearest presentation I've seen
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0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 19, 2011
The author and the title of the book is what I want. But the cover of the book is different from the picture of amazon showed me when I placed the order and thus is different from the one my teacher asked. So I think the edition I got is not what I ordered.
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