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Statistics for the Terrified, 7th Edition
/ Название: Statistics for the Terrified, 7th Edition
Автор: John H. Kranzler, Christopher J. Anthony
Издательство: Rowman & Littlefield
Год: 2022
Страниц: 235
Язык: английский
Формат: pdf (true), epub
Размер: 30.2 MB

Statistics for the Terrified offers a clear and concise introduction to statistics. Perfect as a brief core or supplementary text for undergraduate courses in statistics and research methods, this seventh edition is also an ideal refresher for graduate students who have already taken a statistics course. Designed for students who may struggle with mathematical concepts, its informal and highly engaging narrative includes self-help strategies, numerous concrete examples, and a great deal of humor to encourage students from all backgrounds with the study of statistics.

This book is divided into five sections. Section I, “Essentials for Statistics,” consists of three chapters. The first chapter introduces the text and presents effective strategies for studying statistics, the second discusses effective self-help strategies for overcoming math anxiety, and the third reviews basic math concepts. Section II, “Describing Univariate Data,” contains chapters on frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, the normal curve, and percentiles and standard scores. Section III, “Inferential Statistics,” contains three chapters on understanding inferential statistics, the t Test, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Section IV, “Correlation and Regression,” consists of chapters on correlation coefficients and linear regression. Section V, “Additional Topics: Nonparametric Statistics and Using Statistical Software,” introduces nonparametric statistics and the use of statistical software packages. Everything covered in this book can be done on a computer with statistical software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics 28. Although most people now use computers to analyze their data, everyone still needs to know where the results of their analyses come from and what they mean. This chapter is intended to help bridge the gap between understanding how to use and interpret statistics and how to do so with the assistance of a statistical software program. The final chapter summarizes the text and congratulates the reader on a job well done.

Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgments
Section I Essentials for Statistics
Section II Describing Univariate Data
Section III Inferential Statistics
Section IV Correlation and Regression
Section V Additional Topics: Nonparametric Statistics and Using Statistical Software Programs
Appendices
Appendix A: Proportions of Area under the Standard Normal Curve
Appendix B: Critical Values of t
Appendix C: Critical Values of F
Appendix D: Critical Values of Chi-Square
Appendix E: Glossary of Formulas
Index

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