# Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Seventh Edition

# SAGE Journal Articles

**Chapter 11**

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**Frisco, M.L., Houle, J.N., and Martin, M.A.(2010).The Image in the Mirror and the Number on the Scale: Weight Perceptions, and Adolescent Depressive Symptoms.***Journal of Health and Social Behavior,* 51(2), 215-228.

*Journal of Health and Social Behavior,*51(2), 215-228.

- Review the assumptions made for each inferential test (based on the information in this chapter).

- Review the null hypothesis for each inferential test (based on the information in this chapter).

- How are final statistics (t-obtained, chi-square obtained or F obtained) reported in the article?

- Based on the table or summary of final statistics, what conclusions do the authors make? Do they find support for their original hypothesis?

**Levesque, L.M., Caron, S.L.(September 2004).Dating preferences of women born between 1945 and 1960.Journal of Family Issues, 25(6), 833-846.**

- Review the assumptions made for each inferential test (based on the information in this chapter).

- Review the null hypothesis for each inferential test (based on the information in this chapter).

- How are final statistics (t-obtained, chi-square obtained or F obtained) reported in the article?

- Based on the table or summary of final statistics, what conclusions do the authors make? Do they find support for their original hypothesis?

**Leite, R.W.and McKenry, P.C.(2002).Aspects of father status and postdivorce involvement with children.***Journal of Family Issues*, 23(5), 601-623.

*Journal of Family Issues*, 23(5), 601-623.

- Identify the basic research question as stated by the authors.

- Identify a dependent variable and independent variable in each article.

- Identify the level of measurement of each.

- Find an example of a descriptive and an inferential statistic in each article.

- This article has PRE measures that you may not be familiar with.Nevertheless they are used in conjunction with chi-square and are interpreted the same way as other PRE measures.What similarities do you find in the way they are interpreted compared to how PRE measures are interpreted in the text?