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Overview

An easy, logical way to make sense of the numbers and data you encounter every day.

Discusses frequency distributions/measures of central tendency/correlation/precision of inference/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805072556
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 218
  • Sales rank: 889,976
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Phillips is a well-known expert in both statistics and psychology. A retired professor of psychology at Boise State University, Phillips lives in Boise, Idaho.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Frequency Distributions 12
3 Measures of Central Tendency 24
4 Measures of Variability 33
5 Interpreting Individual Measures 44
6 Correlation 56
7 Description to Inference: A Transition 84
8 Precision of Inference 90
9 Significance of a Difference between Two Means 102
10 More on the Testing of Hypotheses 117
11 Correlation, Causation, and Effect Size 139
12 Summary 153
List of Symbols 155
Notes 157
Solutions to Sample Applications 165
Suggested Readings 183
Index 184
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    A very practical book

    This book has really opened my mind to the true meanings and practical uses of statistics.Not like any textbook on statistics,most of it is quite easily read by anyone who has studied the general concepts of statistics before.however some terms may seem a little bit complicated,but at the end you will find yourself thinking differently about statistics in your daily life,and you can use this book as reference in the future.

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