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

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

by Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10:
1452277710
ISBN-13:
9781452277714
Pub. Date:
11/12/2013
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Overview

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452277714
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/12/2013
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 482,570
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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 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. Predicting 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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