Statistics for People Who (think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (think They) Hate Statistics

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Written for anyone who wants to learn or brush-up on the basics of statistics but is anxious of their abilities, this book offers a step-by-step introduction to the topic. The book begins with an introduction to the `language′ of statistics, and then covers descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Throughout, the author offers readers: a `Difficulty Rating Index′ for each chapter′s material; Tips for doing and thinking about a statistical technique; top tens for everything from the best ways to create a graph to the most effective techniques for data collection; steps that break techniques down into a clear sequence of procedures; SPSS tips for executing each major statistical technique; and time to practice exercises at the end of each chapter, followed by worked out solutions.

The book concludes with a statistical software sampler and a description of the best Internet sites for statistical information and data resources. Readers also have access to a website for downloading data that they can use to practice additional exercises from the book.

Students and researchers will appreciate the book′s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, Inc., c2000.
ISBN: 9780761916222
Branch Call Number: 519.5
Characteristics: xxi, 385 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


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