First and Second Steps in Statistics

Author: Daniel B Wright
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412911427
Format: PDF, Mobi
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'This engagingly written and nicely opinionated book is a blend of friendly introduction and concisely applicable detail. No-one can recall every statistical formula, but if they have this book they will know where to look' - Professor Jon May, University of Plymouth 'This is one of the best books I have come across for teaching introductory statistics. The illustrative examples are engaging and often humorous and the explanations of 'difficult' concepts are written in a wonderfully clear and intuitive way' - Nick Allum, University of Essex Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 First (and Second) Steps in Statistics, Second Edition provides a clear and concise introduction to the main statistical procedures used in the social and behavioural sciences and is perfect for the statistics student starting their journey. The rationale and procedure for analyzing data are presented through exciting examples with an emphasis on understanding rather than computation. It is ideally suited for introductory courses in statistics given its gentle beginning, yet progressive treatment of topics. In addition to descriptive statistics, graphs, t-tests, oneway ANOVAs, Chi-square, and simple linear regression, this Second Edition now includes some new, more advanced topic areas as well as a host of additional examples to help students confidently progress through their studies and apply the techniques in lab work, reports and research projects. Key features of this new edition: - the reoganization of the first three chapters giving more attention to univariate statistics and providing more examples to work through at this level - more advanced 'second step' content has been added on factorial ANOVA and multiple regression - the robust methods chapter from the first edition is now spread throughout the book, and is linked with common teaching practices. - many more examples have been added to enhance the book's practical potential. - a host of exercises as well as further reading sections at the end of every chapter. An accompanying Web page includes information for each chapter using the statistical packages SPSS and R.

First steps in statistics

Author: Daniel B. Wright
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780761951636
Format: PDF, ePub
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First Steps in Statistics is an introduction to the most common statistics used and taught on first-year research methods courses and is designed to map onto a ten- or fifteen-week module. Coverage includes: descriptive statistics t Tests ANOVAs correlations regressions Chi-Squared test graphing data Carefully chosen examples are used to illustrate each test, and there is particular care in conveying conceptual aspects. There are also special chapters dedicated to the role of hypothesis testing, sampling, and making graphs. Each chapter includes several exercises answers to which can be supplied free to adopters upon request. A list of further reading to guide the student comfortably through their first experience of doing basic statistics and playing with data is also provided.

First Steps In Research and Statistics

Author: Dennis Howitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134635494
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First Steps in Research and Statistics is a new, very accessible approach to learning about quantitative methods. No previous knowledge or experience is assumed and every stage of the research process is covered. Key topics include: * Formulating your research questions * How to choose the right statistical test for your research design * Important research issues, such as questionnaire design, ethics, sampling, reliability and validity * Conducting simple statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data * Using statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data * Writing up your research report and presenting statistics Simple and helpful worksheets and flow diagrams guide you through the research stages. Each chapter contains exercises with answers to check whether you've understood.

Handbook of Item Response Theory Three Volume Set

Author: Wim J. van der Linden
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148228247X
Format: PDF
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Drawing on the work of 75 internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Three-Volume Set presents all major item response models, classical and modern statistical tools used in item response theory (IRT), and major areas of applications of IRT in educational and psychological testing, medical diagnosis of patient-reported outcomes, and marketing research. It also covers CRAN packages, WinBUGS, Bilog MG, Multilog, Parscale, IRTPRO, Mplus, GLLAMM, Latent Gold, and numerous other software tools. A full update of editor Wim J. van der Linden and Ronald K. Hambleton’s classic Handbook of Modern Item Response Theory, this handbook has been expanded from 28 chapters to 85 chapters in three volumes. The three volumes are thoroughly edited and cross-referenced, with uniform notation, format, and pedagogical principles across all chapters. Each chapter is self-contained and deals with the latest developments in IRT.

Handbook of Item Response Theory Volume One

Author: Wim J. van der Linden
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466514426
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drawing on the work of internationally acclaimed experts in the field, Handbook of Item Response Theory, Volume One: Models presents all major item response models. This first volume in a three-volume set covers many model developments that have occurred in item response theory (IRT) during the last 20 years. It describes models for different response formats or response processes, the need of deeper parameterization due to a multilevel or hierarchical structure of the response data, and other extensions and insights. In Volume One, all chapters have a common format with each chapter focusing on one family of models or modeling approach. An introductory section in every chapter includes some history of the model and a motivation of its relevance. Subsequent sections present the model more formally, treat the estimation of its parameters, show how to evaluate its fit to empirical data, illustrate the use of the model through an empirical example, and discuss further applications and remaining research issues.

Blind Speech Separation

Author: Shoji Makino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402064799
Format: PDF
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This is the world’s first edited book on independent component analysis (ICA)-based blind source separation (BSS) of convolutive mixtures of speech. This book brings together a small number of leading researchers to provide tutorial-like and in-depth treatment on major ICA-based BSS topics, with the objective of becoming the definitive source for current, comprehensive, authoritative, and yet accessible treatment.

Basic Statistics Tales of Distributions

Author: Chris Spatz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495808911
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Well-known and appreciated for its storytelling style, engaging bits of humor, and problem sets from a variety of disciplines, this book keeps getting better. Honed throughout, this edition emphasizes exploration of data, interpretation of statistical outcomes, and effect size indexes. Retained Error Detection boxes, What Would You Recommend? problems, and Clues to the Future notations that highlight concepts to be used later continue to distinguish Spatz' text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

First Steps Out of Problem Drinking

Author: John McMahon
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745959911
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'First Steps' is a new series of short, affordable self-help on a range of key topics. In First Steps out of Problem Drinking, John McMahon draws on extensive experience, both professionally as a university lecturer in substance abuse, and personally as a former alcoholic. He explains what makes drinking 'a problem', how this can affect your life and your health, and how you can change things for the better. Other titles in the First Steps series include: Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Eating Disorders and Gambling.