List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface: A Strategy for Approaching Quantitative Analysis. An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis. Some Basic Concepts. Displaying Data One Variable at a Time. Describing Data. Plotting Relationships and Conditional Distributions. Causation and Models of Causal Effects. Probability. Sampling Distributions and Inference. Using Sampling Distributions: Confidence Intervals. Using Sampling Distributions: Hypothesis Tests. The Subtle Logic of Analysis of Variance. Goodness of Fit and Models of Frequency Tables. Bivariate Regression and Correlation. Basics of Multiple Regression. Appendix A Summary of Variables in Examples. Appendix B Mathematics Review. Appendix C Statistical Tables. Glossary of Key Terms. Notes. Index.
Thomas Dietz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He has 20 years experience teaching introductory social statistics and his books include Essentials of Social Research (with Linda Kalof and Amy Dan, 2008), New Tools for Environmental Protection (edited with Paul C. Stern, 2002), Environmentally Significant Consumption (edited with Paul C. Stern et al., 1997), and Handbook for Environmental Planning (edited with James McEvoy, 1977). Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. With 15 years of experience teaching introductory social statistics and research methods, she has won two university teaching awards and her books include Essentials of Social Research (with Amy Dan and Thomas Dietz, 2008), Looking at Animals in Human History (2007), A Cultural History of Animals (edited with Brigitte Resl, 2007), The Animals Reader (edited with Amy Fitzgerald, 2007), and The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values (edited with Terre Satterfield, 2005).