ISBN-10:
0761954856
ISBN-13:
9780761954859
Pub. Date:
11/06/2000
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Statistics: A Gentle Introduction / Edition 1

Statistics: A Gentle Introduction / Edition 1

by Frederick L. CoolidgeFrederick L. Coolidge
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Overview

Doing statistics for the first time? ('Don't panic'), says Fred Coolidge. He shows how statistics needn't be difficult or dull. He likens the role of the statistician to a detective, searching for clues to causation at the scene of a crime. He minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes practical assignments. The book contains a wealth of real-world examples that give students a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761954859
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 11/06/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

About the Author

Frederick L. Coolidge (Ph.D.) received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Florida. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He has been awarded three Fulbright Fellowships to India (1987, 1992, and 2005). He has also won three teaching awards at the University of Colorado (1984, 1987, and 1992), including the lifetime title of University of Colorado Presidential Teaching Scholar. In 2005, he received the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences’ Outstanding Research and Creative Works award. Dr. Coolidge conducts research in behavioral genetics and has established the strong heritability of gender identity and gender identity disorder. He also conducts research in lifespan personality assessment and has established the reliability of posthumous personality evaluations, and also applies cognitive models of thinking and language to explain evolutionary changes in the archaeological record.

Table of Contents

A Gentle Introduction
Descriptive Statistics
Distributions of Numbers
Statistical Parameters
Standard Scores, the Z Distribution and Hypothesis Testing
Inferential Statistics
The Archetypal Experiment, Hypothesis Testing, and the Z Distribution
An Introduction to Correlation
The Statistical Analysis of the Archetypal Experiment
The t-Test for Independent Groups
Variations on the Archetypal Experiment
The t-Test for Dependent Groups
Analysis of Variance
One Factor Completely Randomized Design
After a Significant Analysis of Variance
Multiple Comparison Tests
Analysis of Variance
One Factor Repeated Measures Design
Analysis of Variance
Two Factor Completely Randomized Design
Factorial Analysis of Variance
Additional Designs
Nonparametric Statistics
Chi Square
Other Statistical Parameters and Tests

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