Statistics in Plain English

Author: Timothy C. Urdan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805852417
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is meant to be a supplement to a more detailed statistics textbook, such as that recommended for a statistics course in the social sciences. Also, as a reference book to refresh your memory about statistical concepts.

Statistics in Plain English

Author: Timothy C. Urdan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805834420
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is intended as a supplement for statistics or research methods courses, or for any course that uses statistics, or as a reference book to refresh one's memory about statistical concepts. The examples are varied so that it can be used in social sciences departments.

Statistics in Plain English

Author: Timothy C. Urdan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135606005
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This book presents statistical concepts and techniques in simple, everyday language to help readers gain a better understanding of how they work and how to interpret them correctly. Each self-contained chapter features a description of the statistic including how it is used and the information it provides, how to calculate the formula, the strengths and weaknesses of each technique, the conditions needed for its use, and an example that uses and interprets the statistic. A glossary of terms and symbols is also included along with an Interactive CD with PowerPoint presentations and problems and solutions for each chapter. This brief paperback is an ideal supplement for statistics, research methods, or any course that uses statistics, or as a handy reference tool to refresh one's memory about key concepts. The actual research examples are from a variety of fields, including psychology and education.

Statistics in Plain English Fourth Edition

Author: Timothy C. Urdan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317526988
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This introductory textbook provides an inexpensive, brief overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique, ranging from basic concepts like central tendency and describing distributions to more advanced concepts such as t tests, regression, repeated measures ANOVA, and factor analysis. Each chapter begins with a short description of the statistic and when it should be used. This is followed by a more in-depth explanation of how the statistic works. Finally, each chapter ends with an example of the statistic in use, and a sample of how the results of analyses using the statistic might be written up for publication. A glossary of statistical terms and symbols is also included. Using the author’s own data and examples from published research and the popular media, the book is a straightforward and accessible guide to statistics. New features in the fourth edition include: sets of work problems in each chapter with detailed solutions and additional problems online to help students test their understanding of the material, new "Worked Examples" to walk students through how to calculate and interpret the statistics featured in each chapter, new examples from the author’s own data and from published research and the popular media to help students see how statistics are applied and written about in professional publications, many more examples, tables, and charts to help students visualize key concepts, clarify concepts, and demonstrate how the statistics are used in the real world. a more logical flow, with correlation directly preceding regression, and a combined glossary appearing at the end of the book, a Quick Guide to Statistics, Formulas, and Degrees of Freedom at the start of the book, plainly outlining each statistic and when students should use them, greater emphasis on (and description of) effect size and confidence interval reporting, reflecting their growing importance in research across the social science disciplines an expanded website at www.routledge.com/cw/urdan with PowerPoint presentations, chapter summaries, a new test bank, interactive problems and detailed solutions to the text’s work problems, SPSS datasets for practice, links to useful tools and resources, and videos showing how to calculate statistics, how to calculate and interpret the appendices, and how to understand some of the more confusing tables of output produced by SPSS. Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition is an ideal guide for statistics, research methods, and/or for courses that use statistics taught at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as a reference tool for anyone interested in refreshing their memory about key statistical concepts. The research examples are from psychology, education, and other social and behavioral sciences.

Statistics Plain and Simple

Author: Sherri L. Jackson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305638905
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sherri Jackson's straightforward, conversational introduction to statistics presents just what its title promises -- a plain and simple overview of statistics that is clear, concise, and sparing in its use of jargon. Ideal for behavioral sciences majors, STATISTICS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, Fourth Edition, is designed to build students' confidence in understanding, calculating, and interpreting statistics. It instills a strong awareness of the interaction between statistical methods and research methods. It also helps students develop a solid working knowledge of basic statistical cautions in research design, a strong understanding of the concept of significance, and the critical thinking skills necessary to apply these ideas. A modular format presents the material in brief segments that make concepts manageable. Jackson shows why each statistical technique is necessary before explaining it, and skillfully uses narrative to connect one module to the next. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Statistics Explained

Author: Steve McKillup
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139502948
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An understanding of statistics and experimental design is essential for life science studies, but many students lack a mathematical background and some even dread taking an introductory statistics course. Using a refreshingly clear and encouraging reader-friendly approach, this book helps students understand how to choose, carry out, interpret and report the results of complex statistical analyses, critically evaluate the design of experiments and proceed to more advanced material. Taking a straightforward conceptual approach, it is specifically designed to foster understanding, demystify difficult concepts and encourage the unsure. Even complex topics are explained clearly, using a pictorial approach with a minimum of formulae and terminology. Examples of tests included throughout are kept simple by using small data sets. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises, new to this edition, allow self-testing. Handy diagnostic tables help students choose the right test for their work and remain a useful refresher tool for postgraduates.

Introductory Statistics

Author: Sheldon M. Ross
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012804361X
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Introductory Statistics, Fourth Edition, reviews statistical concepts and techniques in a manner that will teach students not only how and when to utilize the statistical procedures developed, but also how to understand why these procedures should be used. The text's main merits are the clarity of presentation, contemporary examples and applications from diverse areas, an explanation of intuition, and the ideas behind the statistical methods. Concepts are motivated, illustrated, and explained in a way that attempts to increase one's intuition. To quote from the preface, it is only when a student develops a feel or intuition for statistics that she or he is really on the path toward making sense of data. Ross achieves this goal through a coherent mix of mathematical analysis, intuitive discussions, and examples. Applications and examples refer to real-world issues, such as gun control, stock price models, health issues, driving age limits, school admission ages, use of helmets, sports, scientific fraud, and many others. Examples relating to data mining techniques using the number of Google queries or Twitter tweets are also considered. For this fourth edition, new topical coverage includes sections on Pareto distribution and the 80-20 rule, Benford's law, added material on odds and joint distributions and correlation, logistic regression, A-B testing, and more modern (big data) examples and exercises. Includes new section on Pareto distribution and the 80-20 rule, Benford’s law, odds, joint distribution and correlation, logistic regression, A-B testing, and examples from the world of analytics and big data Comprehensive edition that includes the most commonly used statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, Minitab), ISM, SSM, and an online graphing calculator manual Presents a unique, historical perspective, profiling prominent statisticians and historical events to motivate learning by including interest and context Provides exercises and examples that help guide the student towards indpendent learning using real issues and real data, e.g. stock price models, health issues, gender issues, sports, and scientific fraud

Naked Statistics Stripping the Dread from the Data

Author: Charles Wheelan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089827
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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.

Statistics in a Nutshell

Author: Sarah Boslaugh
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449316824
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject of statistics.

The Logic of Causal Order

Author: James A. Davis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803925533
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This monograph is not statistical. It looks instead at pre-statistical assumptions about dependent variables and causal order. Professor Davis spells out the logical principles that underlie our ideas of causality and explains how to discover causal direction, irrespective of the statistical technique used. He stresses throughout that knowledge of the "real world" is important and repeatedly challenges the myth that causal problems can be solved by statistical calculations alone.