Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics / Edition 4

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics / Edition 4

by Neil J. Salkind
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412979595

ISBN-13: 2901412979596

Pub. Date: 10/13/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is now in its Third Edition! This text teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical representation of data and

Overview

The bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is now in its Third Edition! This text teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, the text covers SPSS, and includes reviews of more advanced techniques, such as reliability, validity, introductory non-parametric statistics, and more. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topics presented and points that reinforce major themes in the book. Finally, this new edition includes more examples than ever before, an expanded set of exercises at the end of each chapter, and a more comprehensive glossary.

Key Features of the Third Edition
-Provides a companion Web site that helps students and professors make the most of the text
-Offers a dynamic and much expanded suite of Instructor’s Resources
-Gives updated examples from a variety of disciplines, and more of them than ever before
-Contains more Time to Practice exercises, with answers in the back of the book
-Presents additional coverage of general research methods basics
-Includes expanded coverage of power

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901412979596
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/13/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
442

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Table of Contents

Part I: Yippee! I'm in Statistics
1. Statistics or Sadistics? It's Up to You
Part II: Sigma Freud and Descriptive Statistics
2. Means to an End: Computing and Understanding Averages
3. Vive la Difference: Understanding Variability
4. A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words
5. Ice Cream and Crime: Correlation Coefficients
6. Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity
Part III: Taking Chances for Fun and Profit
7. Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions
8. Are Your Curves Normal? Probability and Why it Counts
Part IV: Significantly Different: Using Inferential Statistics
9. Significantly Significant: What it Means for You and Me
10. Only the Lonely: The One Sample Z-Test
11. t(ea) for Two: Tests Between the Means of Different Groups
12. t(ea) for Two (Again): Tests Between the Means of Related Groups
13. Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
14. Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance—A Brief Introduction
15. Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
16. Predicting Who’ll Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression
17. Big Data (Tentative Title)
18. What to Do When You’re Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
19. Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
20. A Statistical Software Sampler
Part V: Ten Things You’ll Want to Know and Remember
21. The 10 (or More) Best Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
22. The 10 Commandments of Data Collection
Appendix A: SPSS in Less Than 30 Minutes
Appendix B: Tables
Appendix C: Data Sets
Appendix D: Answers to Practice Questions
Appendix E: Math: Just the Basics

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