Damned Lies and Statistics: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists

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University of California Press #ad - Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers. Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us.

University of California Press. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy.

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Using Econometrics: A Practical Guide 6th Edition Addison-Wesley Series in Economics

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Pearson #ad - This text also avoids complex matrix algebra and calculus, making it an ideal text for beginners. Using econometrics: a practical Guide provides readers with a practical introduction that combines single-equation linear regression analysis with real-world examples and exercises. A thorough and beginner-friendly introduction to econometrics.

. New problem sets and added support make Using Econometrics modern and easier to use.

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The Essentials of Political Analysis

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CQ Press #ad - Philip pollock's first order of business is to get math-phobic students comfortable learning and using the tools of political analysis. Brief and accessible, his text walks students through the basics-- measuring concepts, formulating and testing hypotheses, describing variables-- and uses key terms, more than eighty tables and figures, chapter-opening objectives, and class-tested chapter exercises to promote skill application and aid student review.

. Student anxiety runs high given the seemingly intimidating nature of the methods course. Fully up-to-date with new exercises and data, this third edition includes a new chapter devoted to measuring and describing variables, as well as fresh coverage of multiple regression and research design.

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Strengths-Based Leadership Handbook

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Crown Custom Publisher #ad - It is a hands-on positive and strengths-based approach to the day-to-day challenges that leaders encounter daily. It also provides an introduction to some of the basic research that underpins this discipline. Strengths-based leadership handbook takes a close look at the origins of strengths-based leadership as a management discipline and at the definition of strengths-based leadership.

. It then guides users in becoming better at leading from the strengths-based perspective, providing concrete leadership tools.

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Contemporary Policy Analysis

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Oxford University Press #ad - The second section presents a set of core analytical strategies, featuring chapters on the analysis of markets, implementation analysis, government failure, cost-benefit analysis, market failure, comparative institutional analysis, and--unique to this survey--gender analysis and race analysis. A groundbreaking interpretation of the field, Contemporary Policy Analysis offers a state-of-the art look at what policy analysts do and how they can make the world a better place.

Used book in Good Condition. Each of these strategy chapters includes a step-by-step guide to performing the analysis, incorporating an example from the policy literature that follows the steps and shows how the strategy can illuminate current policy issues. Opening with coverage of what policy analysts do, and government policy objectives, present policy advice, the first section of the book then discusses how to manage policy projects, what governments do, and perform ethical policy analysis.

Contemporary Policy Analysis #ad - The book is an indispensable resource for experienced policy analysts and an ideal core text for upper-level undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in policy analysis. Contemporary policy analysis works from a project orientation, providing a thorough and nontechnical overview of the key concepts and analytical strategies employed by policy analysts.

In addition, the chapters are enhanced by exercises and suggestions for class projects and policy research seminars.

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Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - 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. 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.

. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, class, 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, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior.

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Business Research Methods, 12th Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education #ad - The twelfth edition of Business Research Methods reflects a thoughtful revision of a market standard. This textbook also encourages and supports the completion of an in-depth business research project, if desired, by the professor. Students and professors will find thorough, current coverage of all business research topics presented with a balance of theory and practical application.

. Used book in Good Condition. Irwin McGraw-Hill. The authors use managerial decision-making as the theme of Business Research Methods and they provide the content and structure to ensure students' grasp of the business research function.

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The Essentials of Political Analysis

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CQ Press #ad - Cq press. This accessible introduction to the essential elements of political analysis walks students through the basics―measuring concepts, controlling for alternative explanations, and interpreting graphic displays, describing variables, formulating and testing hypotheses, and nearly 50 practical exercises motivate them to use their new skills with confidence.

Used book in Good Condition. Pollock iii builds students’ analytic abilities and develops their statistical reasoning with new data, fresh exercises, and engaging examples. This fifth edition of the essentials of Political Analysis equips students with the skills to conduct political analysis and critically assess statistical research.

The Essentials of Political Analysis #ad - Bestselling author Philip H. Irwin McGraw-Hill.

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A Writer's Reference

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Bedford/St. Martin's #ad - Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content. A writer’s reference with extra help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

Used book in Good Condition. A writer’s reference with writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays. Cq press. Irwin McGraw-Hill. A writer’s reference with writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines.

A Writer's Reference #ad - A writer’s reference with exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format.

A writer’s reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published.

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Making Sense of Social Problems: New Images, New Issues Social Problems, Social Constructions

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc. #ad - The carefully selected collection of case studies in Making Sense of Social Problems is designed to help students understand and critically evaluate a wide range of contemporary social issues. Irwin McGraw-Hill. Cell-phone-distracted drivers. The introduction, conclusion, and section notes provide a coherent framework for the text.

Teen suicide. Internet addiction. Used book in Good Condition. Reflecting the promise of the constructionist approach, the result is a powerful set of tools for systematically investigating social problems. Used book in Good Condition. The cases are organized to highlight a series of key elements: • why "objective" claims deserve critical attention • how advocates bring attention to issues • why expert interpretations may change over time • the role of the media in shaping or distorting concerns • the consequences of public policy.

Making Sense of Social Problems: New Images, New Issues Social Problems, Social Constructions #ad - Cq press. The health risks of trans fats. Economic recession. It can be used to advantage as a "stand-alone, " as well as with such texts as Joel Best's Social Problems.

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Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision-Makers

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Free Press #ad - A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, individuals, issues, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” BusinessWeek. Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders.

Irwin McGraw-Hill. Cq press. An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” Arthur Schlesinger. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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