Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

  • Publish Date: 2000-04-11
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Neil J. Salkind

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Written for people who want to learn or brush-up on the basics of statistics but question 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:

- Difficulty Rating Index for each chapters 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

- 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 books unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation.

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