ISBN-10:
1884585337
ISBN-13:
9781884585333
Pub. Date:
10/28/2000
Publisher:
Pyrczak Publishing
Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview / Edition 2

Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview / Edition 2

by Fred Pyrczak

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ISBN-13: 9781884585333
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Deborah M. Oh is professor in Research Methods and Statistics at California State University, Los Angeles since 1998. She earned her PhD from Columbia University, New York and teaches statistics to a diverse student population in both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Seventh Edition

Introduction: What is Research?

Part A. The Research Context


1. The Empirical Approach to Knowledge


2. Types of Empirical Research


3. Scales of Measurement


4. Descriptive, Correlational, and Inferential Statistics

Part B. Sampling

5. Introduction to Sampling


6. Variations on Random Sampling


7. Sample Size


8. Standard Error of the Mean and Central Limits Theorem

Part C. Descriptive Statistics

9.Frequencies, Percentages, and Proportions


10. Shapes of Distributions


11. The mean: An Average


12. Mean, Median, and Mode


13. Range and Interquartile Range


14. Standard Deviation


15. Z Score

Part D Correlational Statistics


16. Correlation


17. Pearson r


18. Scattergram

Part E Inferential Statistics


19. Introduction to Null Hypothesis


20. Decisions About the Null Hypothesis

Part F Means Comparison


21. Introduction to the t Test


22. Independent Sample t Test


23. Paired Sample t Test


24. One Sample t Test


25. Reports of the Results of t Tests


26. One-Way ANOVA


27. Two-Way ANOVA

Part G Predictive Significance


28. Chi-Square


29. Limits of Significance Testing


30. Effect Size


31. Coefficient of Determination


32. Multiple Correlations


33. Simple and Multiple Regressions


Appendix A. Computations

Appendix B. Notes on Interpreting Pearson r and Linear Regression

Appendix C. Table of Random Numbers

Appendix D. More About the Null Hypothesis

Comprehensive Review Questions

Glossary

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