Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition

Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition


This introductory textbook offers a cheap, short review of records to assist readers achieve a greater knowing of ways facts paintings and the way to interpret them effectively. each one bankruptcy describes a special statistical procedure, starting from easy thoughts like primary tendency and describing distributions to extra complex thoughts reminiscent of t exams, regression, repeated measures ANOVA, and issue research. every one bankruptcy starts with a quick description of the statistic and whilst it may be used. this can be via a closer rationalization of the way the statistic works. eventually, every one bankruptcy ends with an instance of the statistic in use, and a pattern of the way the result of analyses utilizing the statistic may be written up for booklet. A thesaurus of statistical phrases and logos can also be integrated. utilizing the author’s personal info and examples from released study and the preferred media, the publication is a simple and available advisor to statistics.

New positive aspects within the fourth version include:

  • sets of labor difficulties in each one bankruptcy with precise strategies and extra difficulties on-line to assist scholars try out their knowing of the material,
  • new "Worked Examples" to stroll scholars via the best way to calculate and interpret the information featured in each one chapter,
  • new examples from the author’s personal info and from released examine and the preferred media to assist scholars see how records are utilized and written approximately in specialist publications,
  • many extra examples, tables, and charts to aid scholars visualize key innovations, make clear innovations, and exhibit how the records are utilized in the genuine world.
  • a extra logical movement, with correlation at once previous regression, and a mixed word list showing on the finish of the book,
  • a fast consultant to statistical data, formulation, and levels of Freedom at first of the e-book, evidently outlining each one statistic and whilst scholars may still use them,
  • greater emphasis on (and description of) influence measurement and self belief period reporting, reflecting their turning out to be value in study around the social technological know-how disciplines
  • an multiplied site at www.routledge.com/cw/urdan with PowerPoint shows, bankruptcy summaries, a brand new try out financial institution, interactive difficulties and particular strategies to the text’s paintings difficulties, SPSS datasets for perform, hyperlinks to important instruments and assets, and video clips displaying the way to calculate data, how you can calculate and interpret the appendices, and the way to appreciate a number of the extra complicated tables of output produced by means of SPSS.

Statistics in simple English, Fourth Edition

is a perfect consultant for information, study tools, and/or for classes that use facts taught on the undergraduate or graduate point, or as a reference software for somebody drawn to fresh their reminiscence approximately key statistical options. The examine examples are from psychology, schooling, and different social and behavioral sciences.

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