Statistics for Social Science
Statistics for Social Science

Statistics for Social Science

Lead Author(s): Stephen Hayward

Student Price: $61.00

Statistics for Social Science takes a fresh approach to the introductory class. With learning check questions, embedded videos and interactive simulations, students engage in active learning as they read. An emphasis on real-world and academic applications help ground the concepts presented. Designed for students taking an introductory statistics course in psychology, sociology or any other social science discipline.

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Our Statistics for Social Science textbook allows students to manipulate data, visualize the effects discussed, and explore Lightboard videos that feature instructor explanations to reinforce concepts and calculations.
Top Hat’s interactive offering includes a complementary module on using R software for data management, graphics, and conducting statistical analyses with examples and practice questions.
Built-in assessment questions embedded throughout chapters so students can read a little, do a little, and test themselves to see what they know!

Comparison of Social Sciences Textbooks

Consider adding Top Hat’s Statistics for Social Sciences textbook to your upcoming course. We’ve put together a textbook comparison to make it easy for you in your upcoming evaluation.

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Cengage

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

$61

Accessible on any device for lifetime access

$213

Hardcover print text only

$189

Paperback print text only

$92

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Content meets standard for Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology course, and is updated with the latest content

In-Book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Only available with supplementary resources at additional cost

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Pricing

Average price of textbook across most common format

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

$61

Accessible on any device for life

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

$213

Hardcover print text only

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

$189

Paperback print text only

Sage

McConnell, Brue, Flynn, Principles of Microeconomics, 7th Edition

$92

Hardcover print text only

Always up-to-date content, constantly revised by community of professors

Constantly revised and updated by a community of professors with the latest content

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

In-book Interactivity

Includes embedded multi-media files and integrated software to enhance visual presentation of concepts directly in textbook

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

Customizable

Ability to revise, adjust and adapt content to meet needs of course and instructor

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

All-in-one Platform

Access to additional questions, test banks, and slides available within one platform

Top Hat

Steve Hayward et al., Statistics for Social Sciences, Only one edition needed

Pearson

Agresti, Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, 5th Edition

Pearson

Gravetter et al., Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

Sage

Gregory Privitera, Essentials Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition

About this textbook

Lead Authors

Steve HaywardRio Salado College

A lifelong learner, Steve focused on statistics and research methodology during his graduate training at the University of New Mexico. He later founded and served as CEO of Center for Performance Technology, providing instructional design and training development support to larger client organizations throughout the United States. Steve is presently lead faculty member for statistics at Rio Salado College in Tempe, Arizona.

Joseph F. Crivello, PhDUniversity of Connecticut

Joseph Crivello has taught Anatomy & Physiology for over 34 years, and is currently a Teaching Fellow and Premedical Advisor of the HMMI/Hemsley Summer Teaching Institute.

Contributing Authors

Susan BaileyUniversity of Wisconsin

Deborah CarrollSouthern Connecticut State University

Alistair CullumCreighton University

William Jerry HauseltSouthern Connecticut State University

Karen KampenUniversity of Manitoba

Adam SullivanBrown University

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Hi there! Welcome to Top Hat's Statistics for Social Science interactive text! We hope you have a great experience with this course, and our text. To start, we would like to introduce you to some of our features so that you are comfortable with your new textbook.

Among the things you will frequently encounter in our texts are embedded questions. Depending on your professor, these may be graded for participation or correctness. There are six types of questions we have to offer, plus discussion style questions. Let's take a look at one of each:

1) Multiple Choice: Simply click on the correct answer. If there is more than one correct answer, it will be specified in the question.

Q1

Which of the following is not a type of study?

A

Experimental

B

Observational

C

Survey

D

Banana


2) Word Answer: Just type in your answer into the textbox.

Q2

Most distributions in nature tend to be _______\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ distributed.


3) Numeric Answer: As the name suggests, these questions require an answer that is a number.

Q3

The number of eggs in a dozen is:

4) Matching Question: Click on an item in the left hand column, and then click on its match in the right hand column to align them.

Q4

Identify the independent and dependant variables in an experiment to see how stress level affects heart rate in humans.

Premise
Response
1

Independent

A

Heart rate

2

Dependent

B

Stress level

C

Gender


Q3

How many atoms are in a mol? Use "E" for scientific notation. For example, the number 2.1 x 10[math]^6 would be written as 2.1E6

5) Click on Target Question: These questions will be accompanied by an image. You must click on the correct part of the picture. Sometimes, multiple clicks will be allowed. Often you will find that the images in these questions will have "hotspots" or targets on them. Make sure, when you submit your answer, that your selection is over the hotspot so you get credit if your answer is correct.

Q5

Click on the type of data where distance is meaningful.


6) Sorting Question: Drag the options into the proper order.

Q6

Sort the following in chronological order.

A

1

B

4

C

3

D

2


Throughout the book, you will see two different types of banners, that indicate sections within each chapter to help you out, or pique your interest. They are:

The Learning Check sections will include questions to check your understanding of the material presented so far so you can get a better understand of what concepts to work on. Expect to find 3-5 in each chapter. 


At the end of each chapter, there is a case study that presents statistical data in a real world context to help broaden your understanding of text concepts. We hope you find theses interesting and informative!





We love to hear your feedback about the text! At the end of every chapter, there is a survey like the one pictured to the right that you can fill out to ask questions or report difficulties. Please don't hesitate to let us know.



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