Quantitative Analysis: Inferential Statistics and Multivariate Analysis

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • summarize the statistical significance testing process, explaining the roles that the normal curve, Type I and Type II errors, and inferential statistics play in hypothesis-testing;
  • select and interpret appropriate statistical significance tests;
  • explain the utility of multivariate analysis; and
  • critically assess descriptive and explanatory claims using quantitative data.