Statistics in Plain English

Statistics in Plain English

Book - 2001
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Taylor
& Francis Publishing

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.


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A supplemental text for a statistics course in the social sciences, providing short, simple descriptions and explanations of statistical concepts and techniques. Each chapter is a self-contained unit comprising three sections that describe the statistic and how it is used, review how it works and how to calculate the formula, explain conditions needed for its use, and give examples that use and interpret the statistic. Includes a glossary of terms and symbols. Material is designed to complement a more detailed statistics textbook. Urdan teaches at Santa Clara University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This book presents statistical concepts and techniques in simple, everyday language. It provides short, simple descriptions and explanations of a number of statistics or concepts. Part 1 provides a brief description of the statistic, including how it is used and what information it provides. Part 2 reviews how it works, how to calculate the formula, the strengths and weaknesses of the technique, and the conditions needed for its use. Part 3 concludes with an example that uses and interprets the statistic. A glossary of terms and symbols is also included.

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.


Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Association, Publishers, 2001
ISBN: 9780805834420
0805834427
Characteristics: xi, 149 p. : ill. ; 28 cm

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