100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

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In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.

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Overview

In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.

“The key strength of this book is the straightforward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format. . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged.”

—Jamie Brown, Mercer University

“The sequencing of the questions works very well—from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class. . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand.”

—Linda Martinez, California State University, Long Beach

“Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly.”

—Jennifer R. Salmon, Eckerd College

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Editorial Reviews

Jamie Brown
“The key strength of this book is the straight forward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged.”
Linda Martinez
“The sequencing of the questions works very well—from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand.”
Jennifer R. Salmon
“Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452283388
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/29/2014
  • Series: SAGE 100 Questions and Answers Series , #3
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 828,665
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil J. Salkind received his Ph D from the University of Maryland in Human Development. After teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and research in education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations, written more than 100 trade and textbooks, and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (SAGE), Theories of Human Development (SAGE), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to read, swim with the River City Sharks, letterpress print using 1820s technology, bake brownies (see the Excel version of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics for the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Why Statistics?
Part 2: Understanding Measures of Central Tendency
Part 3: Understanding Measures of Variability
Part 4: Illustrating Data
Part 5: Understanding Relationships
Part 6: Understanding Measurement and Its Importance
Part 7: Understanding the Role of Hypothesis in Statistics
Part 8: Understanding the Normal Curve and Probability
Part 9: Understanding the Concept of Significance
Part 10: Understanding Differences between Groups
Part 11: Looking at Relationships between Variables
Part 12: Other Statistical Procedures

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