How To Think About Statistics / Edition 6

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 28%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $13.91   
  • Used (9) from $1.99   


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805072556
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,417,688
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)