100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics
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100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

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This short book is ideal for those individuals who need a refresher as to what the important topics are within statistics as well as for those who are entirely new to the discipline and need a resource as to what the key questions are that one might ask.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 16mm | 300g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1452283389
  • 9781452283388
  • 900,013

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"Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly." -- Jennifer R. Salmon, Eckerd College "The sequencing of the questions works very well-from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand." -- Linda Martinez, California State University, Long Beach "The key strength of this book is the straight forward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged." -- Jamie Brown, Mercer Universityshow more

About Neil J. Salkind

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children's cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to letterpress print (see https://sites.google.com/site/bigboypressofks/ for more), read, swim with the Lawrence River City Sharks, bake brownies (see the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com/The_Brown.html), and poke around old Volvos and old housesshow more

Table of contents

Part 1: Why Statistics?Part 2: Understanding Measures of Central TendencyPart 3: Understanding Measures of VariabilityPart 4: Illustrating DataPart 5: Understanding RelationshipsPart 6: Understanding Measurement and Its ImportancePart 7: Understanding the Role of Hypothesis in StatisticsPart 8: Understanding the Normal Curve and ProbabilityPart 9: Understanding the Concept of SignificancePart 10: Understanding Differences between GroupsPart 11: Looking at Relationships between VariablesPart 12: Other Statistical Proceduresshow more

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