Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics / Edition 5 available in Paperback
The best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is now in its Fifth Edition. Continuing its hallmark use of humor and common sense, this text helps students develop an understanding of an often intimidating and difficult subject with an approach that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with a brief historical introduction to statistics, correlation and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. The book provides examples using SPSS and includes reviews of measurement topics, such as reliability, validity, and also introductory non-parametric statistics. With more examples than ever before, the new edition offers a new Real World Stats feature at the end of each chapter. In addition, an enhanced interactive e Book edition (available spring 2014) features animated chapter introductions, quick quizzes, video clips, and more. The Fifth Edition is also the basis for the Excel edition for the book of the same name.
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
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About the Author
Neil J. Salkind received his Ph D from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and taught for 35 years at the University of Kansas in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; and wrote more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years.
Table of Contents
PART I. YIPPEE! I'M IN STATISTICS1. Statistics or Sadistics? It's Up to YouPART II. SIGMA FREUD AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS2. Means to an End: Computing and Understanding Averages3. Vive la Difference: Understanding Variability4. A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words5. Ice Cream and Crime: Correlation Coefficients6. Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and ValidityPART III. TAKING CHANCES FOR FUN AND PROFIT7. Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions8. Are Your Curves Normal? Probability and Why It CountsPART IV. SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENCE: USING INFERENTIAL STATISTICS9. Significantly Significant: What It Means for You and Me10. Only the Lonely: The One-Sample z Test11. t(ea) for Two: Tests Between the Means of Different Groups12. t(ea) for Two (Again): Tests Between the Means of Related Groups13. Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance14. Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance15. Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient16. Predicting Who'll Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression17. What to Do When You're Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests18. Some Other (Important) Statistical Problems You Should Know About19. A Statistical Software SamplerPART V. TEN THINGS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW AND REMEMBER20. The Ten (or More) Best Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff21. The Ten Commandments of Data CollectionAppendix A. SPSS in Less Than 30 MinutesAppendix B. TablesAppendix C. Data SetsAppendix D. Answers to Practice QuestionsAppendix E. Math: Just the Basics