Statistical Tricks and Traps

Author: Ennis C Almer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351968203
Format: PDF
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First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Methods in Educational Research

Author: Marguerite G. Lodico
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470588697
Format: PDF
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Methods in Educational Research Methods in Educational Research is designed to prepare students for the real world of educational research. It focuses on scientifically-based methods, school accountability, and the professional demands of the twenty-first century, empowering researchers to take an active role in conducting research in their classrooms, districts, and the greater educational community. Like the first edition, this edition helps students, educators, and researchers develop a broad and deep understanding of research methodologies. It includes substantial new content on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation, school reform, quantitative and qualitative methodologies, logic modeling, action research, and other areas. Special features to assist the teaching and learning processes include vignettes illustrating research tied to practice, suggested readings at the end of each chapter, and discussion questions to reinforce chapter content. Praise for the Previous Edition "A new attempt to make this subject more relevant and appealing to students. Most striking is how useful this book is because it is really grounded in educational research. It is very well written and quite relevant for educational researchers or for the student hoping to become one." -PsycCRITIQUES/American Psychological Association "I applaud the authors for their attempt to cover a wide range of material. The straightforward language of the book helps make the material understandable for readers." -Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation

A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders

Author: Timothy Meline
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780137015979
Format: PDF
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A Research Primer for Communication Sciences and Disorders addresses the most current topics in research, presents them clearly for students and practitioners, focuses on getting research evidence into practice, directs students and instructors to additional resources, and provides many case examples and study questions. The book is ideal for face-to-face classroom teaching or distance-learning courses. FEATURES: Each chapter begins with a word definition that introduces each chapter's key theme, and is referred to throughout the chapter in notes and boxes which highlight technology and other areas of interest. Case studies which illustrate relevant concepts and approaches to research open each chapter. Student Reflection Questions, Activities and Exercises designed to encourage critical thinking and independent research appear in each chapter. Includes an entire chapter devoted to introducing evidence-based practice issues, and continues to consistently enforce an evidence-based practice approach to research and practice. Designed for either classroom or distance learning, and including both basic and advanced content, this book is easily used independently by distance learners or in the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level.

Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Author: Timothy Meline
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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From one of the best-known authorities in research and research to practice issues comes an important text for teaching research methods and applications. An interactive writing style with technology notes throughout allows instructors to teach content, methods, and evaluation. Application examples and study questions provide many opportunities for formative and summative assessment of student learning.

How to Lie with Statistics

Author: Darrell Huff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070873
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.

Understandable Statistics Concepts and Methods

Author: Charles Henry Brase
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337119911
Format: PDF, Docs
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UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach—and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand—the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab, Minitab ExpressTM, and SPSS is covered, although not required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Common Errors in Statistics and How to Avoid Them

Author: Phillip I. Good
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118360117
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) "A very engaging and valuable book for all who use statistics in any setting." —CHOICE "Addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides an indispensable guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors' emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research." —MAA Reviews Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them), Fourth Edition provides a mathematically rigorous, yet readily accessible foundation in statistics for experienced readers as well as students learning to design and complete experiments, surveys, and clinical trials. Providing a consistent level of coherency throughout, the highly readable Fourth Edition focuses on debunking popular myths, analyzing common mistakes, and instructing readers on how to choose the appropriate statistical technique to address their specific task. The authors begin with an introduction to the main sources of error and provide techniques for avoiding them. Subsequent chapters outline key methods and practices for accurate analysis, reporting, and model building. The Fourth Edition features newly added topics, including: Baseline data Detecting fraud Linear regression versus linear behavior Case control studies Minimum reporting requirements Non-random samples The book concludes with a glossary that outlines key terms, and an extensive bibliography with several hundred citations directing readers to resources for further study. Presented in an easy-to-follow style, Common Errors in Statistics, Fourth Edition is an excellent book for students and professionals in industry, government, medicine, and the social sciences.

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089827
Format: PDF, Docs
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“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’ll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more. For those who slept through Stats 101, this book is a lifesaver. Wheelan strips away the arcane and technical details and focuses on the underlying intuition that drives statistical analysis. He clarifies key concepts such as inference, correlation, and regression analysis, reveals how biased or careless parties can manipulate or misrepresent data, and shows us how brilliant and creative researchers are exploiting the valuable data from natural experiments to tackle thorny questions. And in Wheelan’s trademark style, there’s not a dull page in sight. You’ll encounter clever Schlitz Beer marketers leveraging basic probability, an International Sausage Festival illuminating the tenets of the central limit theorem, and a head-scratching choice from the famous game show Let’s Make a Deal—and you’ll come away with insights each time. With the wit, accessibility, and sheer fun that turned Naked Economics into a bestseller, Wheelan defies the odds yet again by bringing another essential, formerly unglamorous discipline to life.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Statistics 2nd Edition

Author: Robert Donnelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097744
Format: PDF
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Not a numbers person? No problem! This new edition is aimed at high school and college students who need to take statistics to fulfill a degree requirement and follows a standard statistics curriculum. Readerswill find information on frequency distributions; mean, median, and mode; range, variance, and standard deviation;probability; and more. -Emphasizes Microsoft Excel for number-crunching and computations Download a sample chapter.