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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics / Edition 5
     

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics / Edition 5

by Neil J. Salkind
 

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ISBN-10: 1452277710

ISBN-13: 9781452277714

Pub. Date: 11/12/2013

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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, expanded data sets for Excel and SPSS, and a new Real World Stats feature which provides an applied example of the content covered in the chapter.

New to the Fifth Edition

  • A new chapter 10 on the one sample z test, offering a further introduction to inferential statistics
  • More practice exercises at the end of each chapter, varying in their level of application, which use both the SPSS Version 19 and Excel 2010 data sets (available on the student study site)
  • A revised appendix that covers SPSS version 19.
  • A new appendix E with a refresher on basic arithmetic operations and accompanying exercises
  • Rich pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topics presented and points that reinforce major themes in the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452277714
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/12/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
29,044
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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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 DIFFERENCE: 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
15. Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
16. Prediciting Who'll Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression
17. What to Do When You're Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
18. Some Other (Important) Statistical Problems You Should Know About
19. A Statistical Software Sampler
PART V. TEN THINGS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW AND REMEMBER
20. The Ten (or More) Best Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
21. The Ten 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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