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Interpreting Basic Statistics: A Guide and Workbook Based on Excerpts from Journal Articles / Edition 5

Interpreting Basic Statistics: A Guide and Workbook Based on Excerpts from Journal Articles / Edition 5

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    ISBN-13: 2901884585714
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Publication date: 09/01/2006
    Edition description: 5TH
    Pages: 192
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to the Third Editionvii
    1.Exposure of Youth to Violence: Percentage: I1
    2.Food Sources of Homeless Adults: Percentage: II4
    3.Opiate Addicts Seeking Treatment: Frequency Distribution with Percentages7
    4.Changes in the Incidence of Asthma: Alternatives to Percentages and Proportions10
    5.Drug Usage Trends: Time Series Line Graph14
    6.Television Viewing, Books, and Reading: Histogram17
    7.Monthly Suicide Rates Line Graph with Rate per 100,00020
    8.Norms for a Spelling Test Cumulative Percentage and Percentile Rank23
    9.Penalties for Providing Alcohol to Minors Mean, Median, and Range26
    10.Injection Drug Users and HIV Median and Interquartile Range: I29
    11.Adolescent Physical Abuse and Suicide Median and Interquartile Range: II32
    12.Nutrition of College Students and Nonstudents Mean and Standard Deviation35
    13.Self-Reported Height and Weight Mean, Standard Deviation, and 68% Rule38
    14.College Students' Procrastination Mean, Standard Deviation, and Approximate 95% and 99.7% Rules41
    15.Sense of Humor and Creativity Mean, Standard Deviation, and Precise 95% and 99% Rules44
    16.Problems of Students Absent from School T Score47
    17.Cooperation and Friendship: Effect Size50
    18.Measuring Functional Abilities of the Elderly: Scattergram53
    19.Relationships Among Social Variables: Correlation Coefficient57
    20.Academic Self-Efficacy and Social Goals: Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient of Determination: I60
    21.New Parents Project: Correlation Coefficient and Coefficient of Determination: II63
    22.Predicting College GPA: Multiple Correlation66
    23.Dieting, Age, and Body Fat: Linear Regression69
    24.Excerpts on Sampling: Bias in Sampling72
    25.Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: Standard Error of the Mean and 95% Confidence Interval75
    26.Social Traits of Hearing-Impaired Students: Standard Error of the Mean and 68%, 95%, and 99% Confidence Intervals78
    27.Sexual Harassment in the Navy: t Test for Independent Groups: I81
    28.Gender Differences in Computing: t Test for Independent Groups: II84
    29.Empathy Among Undergraduates: t Test for Independent Groups: III87
    30.Therapy for Users of Illicit Drugs: t Test for Dependent Groups90
    31.Correlates of Fathering Behaviors: Significance of a Correlation Coefficient: I93
    32.Workaholism: Significance of a Correlation Coefficient: II96
    33.Extracurricular Activities and Dropping Out: One-Way ANOVA99
    34.Gender and Age Differences in Fears: One-Way ANOVA with Confidence Intervals102
    35.Effectiveness of Assertiveness Training: Two-Way ANOVA: I105
    36.Aggression, Gender, and Ethnicity: Two-Way ANOVA: II108
    37.Admitting to Gun Ownership: Standard Error of a Percentage and 95% Confidence Interval111
    38.Cutting Class and Other Behaviors: Chi Square: I114
    39.Status of Women Inmates: Chi Square: II117
    40.Barriers to Birth Control Use: Chi Square: III120
    41.Depression and Nonverbal Cues: Mann-Whitney U Test123
    42.Effectiveness of an AIDS Prevention Program: Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Test126

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    Interpreting Basic Statistics: A Guide and Workbook Based on Excerpts from Journal Articles 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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    totally helped me pass my stats class
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    Guest More than 1 year ago
    There are many levels at which statistics can be presented, and the level in this book is the lowest that could be used and still impart any meaningful knowledge of the subject. It contains a set of exercises, each of which covers a particular topic. There is either a chart or a graph of statistical data and then there are a series of questions referring to the data. The problem is that all of the computations are already done and no raw data is presented. For example, on page 78 there is an exercise on correlation coefficients. A study of French Canadian children is cited and a table of correlation coefficients is displayed. A series of thirteen questions is then put forward regarding the possible correlations between variables. I have taught basic statistics at the college level for decades and in my opinion this book could only be used to teach statistics at the middle school level. I could find no place in the book where the computations are done, so the student would have no idea how to convert the raw data into the statistical measure. Furthermore, there was no exercise where the raw data was even given, so the reader would not even know what it looks like. This is not a way to teach statistics, the world does not present you with the data already in organized form. While there are programs that will do the computations, at a minimum to use them you need to know how the raw data appears and what goes where in the formulas.