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The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2012

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 24, 2013)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Invisible Student Scientists: How Graduate School Science and Engineering Programs Shortchange Black, Hispanic, and Women Students

by Robert Leslie Fisher UPA (December 19, 2013)

Fisher asserts that more native-born women and underrepresented minorities need to obtain advanced degrees in the United States. Drawing on rich data from a sample of approximately 1,300 graduate students, Fisher...


Moving Safely: Crime and Perceived Safety in Stockholm's Subway Stations

by Vania Ceccato Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

The aim of Moving Safely is to provide both theoretical and empirical perspectives on safety conditions at subway stations. This book adopts an approach that is place-centered, focusing on the importance of...


Basic Statistics: An Introduction with R

by Tenko Raykov & George A. Marcoulides Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 04, 2012)

Basic Statistics provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to statistics using the free, state-of-the-art software program R. This book is designed to both introduce students to key concepts in statistics...


Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

by Bobby Duffy Basic Books (November 25, 2019)

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world

How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These...


The Model Thinker

by Scott E. Page Basic Books (November 26, 2018)

How anyone can become a data ninja

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed...


Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio UPA (December 16, 2011)

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...


Progress

by Johan Norberg Oneworld Publications (April 06, 2017)

A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer

Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality,...


Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

by Bobby Duffy & Nicholas Tecosky Basic Books (November 26, 2019)

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world

How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These...


Standard Deviations

by Gary Smith Abrams Press (July 30, 2014)

Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter "D+? are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking...


What the Luck?

by Gary Smith Abrams Press (October 03, 2016)

In Israel, pilot trainees who were praised for doing well subsequently performed worse, while trainees who were yelled at for doing poorly performed better. It is an empirical fact that highly intelligent women...


Agents of Bioterrorism: Pathogens and Their Weaponization

by Geoffrey Zubay Columbia University Press (February 14, 2008)

This new work offers a clear and thorough account of the threats posed by bioterrorism from the perspective of biologists. The authors examine thirteen disease-causing agents, including those responsible for...


Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything

by Bobby Duffy Basic Books (November 26, 2019)

A leading social researcher explains why humans so consistently misunderstand the outside world

How often are women harassed? What percentage of the population are immigrants? How bad is unemployment? These...


Panicology

by Hugh Aldersey-Williams & Simon Briscoe Skyhorse (May 01, 2009)

Are you afraid you might succumb to bird flu? Worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Concerned that you might not be having as much sex as the French? Anxious that our planet is under threat from...


America and Its Rivals

by Michael D. Dulberger Bernan Press (May 07, 2018)

How does the United States compare when objectively measured shoulder-to-shoulder against the world’s two most influential autocracies? This full-color book provides a solid foundation to enable the reader...


Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses

by Ralph S. Clem Cornell University Press (November 01, 2016)

Taken together, the Russian census of 1897 and the Soviet censuses of 1926, 1959, 1970, and 1979 constitute the largest collection of empirical data available on that country, but until the publication of this...


The Model Thinker

by Scott E. Page Basic Books (November 27, 2018)

How anyone can become a data ninja

From the stock market to genomics laboratories, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed...


Statistics for the Terrified

by John H. Kranzler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 01, 2017)

Statistics for the Terrified offers a clear and concise introduction to statistics. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, this Sixth Edition...


Diversity Explosion

by William H. Frey Brookings Institution Press (July 24, 2018)

Greater racial diversity is good news for America's future

Race is once again a contentious topic in America, as shown by the divisive rise of Donald Trump and the activism of groups like Black Lives Matter....


Poor Numbers

by Morten Jerven Cornell University Press (January 24, 2013)

One of the most urgent challenges in African economic development is to devise a strategy for improving statistical capacity. Reliable statistics, including estimates of economic growth rates and per-capita...


Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts

by Peter Andreas & Kelly M. Greenhill Cornell University Press

Big, attention-grabbing numbers are frequently used in policy debates and media reporting: "At least 200,000-250,000 people died in the war in Bosnia." "There are three million child soldiers in Africa." "More...


The Matthew Effect

by Daniel Rigney Columbia University Press (February 23, 2010)

The old saying does often seem to hold true: the rich get richer while the poor get poorer, creating a widening gap between those who have more and those who have less. The sociologist Robert K. Merton called...


Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges

by Alfredo Cuecuecha & Carla Pederzini Lexington Books (March 01, 2012)

Migration and Remittances from Mexico: Trends, Impacts, and New Challenges, edited by Alfredo Cuecuecha and Carla Pederzini, is an indispensable resource for Mexico-U.S. migration studies. It includes a review...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2015

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 15, 2016)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


Taking Stock: Cultures of Enumeration in Contemporary Jewish Life

by Michal Kravel-Tovi & Deborah Dash Moore Indiana University Press (June 27, 2016)

Taking Stock is a collection of lively, original essays that explore the cultures of enumeration that permeate contemporary and modern Jewish life. Speaking to the profound cultural investment in quantified...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2014

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 09, 2015)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2013

by Frank Newport Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2014)

As the only complete compilation of polls taken by the Gallup Organization, The Gallup Poll is an invaluable tool for ascertaining the pulse of American public opinion throughout the year and for documenting...


The Tipping Point

by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2006)

Discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior.

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior...


Death: A Survival Guide

by Sarah Brewer Quercus (October 01, 2013)

We all have a 100% chance of dying--eventually. But what are the world's biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible?

Death: A Survival...