# First Steps in Statistics / Edition 1

First Steps in Statistics is an introduction to the most common statistics used and taught on first-year research methods courses and is designed to map onto a ten- or fifteen-week module. Coverage includes:

• descriptive statistics
• t Tests
• ANOVAs
• correlations
• regressions
• Chi-Squared test

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## Overview

First Steps in Statistics is an introduction to the most common statistics used and taught on first-year research methods courses and is designed to map onto a ten- or fifteen-week module. Coverage includes:

• descriptive statistics
• t Tests
• ANOVAs
• correlations
• regressions
• Chi-Squared test
• graphing data

Carefully chosen examples are used to illustrate each test, and there is particular care in conveying conceptual aspects. There are also special chapters dedicated to the role of hypothesis testing, sampling, and making graphs. Each chapter includes several exercises answers to which can be supplied free to adopters upon request. A list of further reading to guide the student comfortably through their first experience of doing basic statistics and playing with data is also provided.

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761951636
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/13/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

## Related Subjects

 List of Illustrations Acknowledgements 1 Introducing Statistics 1 2 Graphing Variables 13 3 The Spread of a Distribution 29 4 Sampling and Allocation 40 5 Inference and Confidence Intervals 51 6 Hypothesis Testing: Two t Tests 64 7 Comparing More than Two Groups: ANOVA 77 8 Regression and Correlation 92 9 Robust Alternatives for the t Tests and the Correlation 105 10 Contingency Tables, Odds and the [chi] [superscript 2] Test 117 App. A The r Table 130 App. B The Normal (z) Distribution 132 App. C Student's t Distribution 134 App. D The F Distribution 136 App. E The [chi] [superscript 2] Distribution 138 References 140 Index 144