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Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview / Edition 7

Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview / Edition 7

by Fred Pyrczak, Deborah M. Oh
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ISBN-13: 9781138894761
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/20/2018
Edition description: New
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 182,714
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


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