Basic Statistics : Understanding Conventional Methods and Modern Insights
This introductory statistics textbook for non-statisticians covers basic principles, concepts, and methods routinely used in applied research. What sets this text apart is the incorporation of the many advances and insights from the last half century when explaining basic principles. These advances provide a foundation for vastly improving our ability to detect and describe differences among groups and associations among variables and provide a deeper and more accurate sense of when basic methods perform well and when they fail. Assuming no prior training, Wilcox introduces students to basic principles and concepts in a simple manner that makes these advances and insights, as well as standard ideas and methods, easy to understand and appreciate.
- Hardback | 344 pages
- 182.88 x 254 x 22.86mm | 725.74g
- 27 Aug 2009
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 50 black and white line illustrations
"Recommmend. One of the nice features of the work is that it does contain a brief treatment of probability that many other books of this type omit entirely. Each chapter contains numerous examples and problems, and most contain a summary of key points."--Choice "Recommmend. One of the nice features of the work is that it does contain a brief treatment of probability that many other books of this type omit entirely. Each chapter contains numerous examples and problems, and most contain a summary of key points."--Choice
About Rand R. Wilcox
Rand R. Wilcox is is the author of 6 previous books and over 240 articles. His main research interests are robust methods, particularly methods aimed at comparing groups and studying associations.
Table of contents
1. INTRODUCTION ; 2. NUMERICAL SUMMARIES OF DATA ; 3. GRAPHICAL SUMMARIES OF DATA AND SOME RELATED ISSUES ; 4. PROBABILITY AND RELATED CONCEPTS ; 5. SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS ; 6. ESTIMATION ; 7. HYPOTHESIS TESTING ; 8. CORRELATION AND REGRESSION ; 9. COMPARING TWO GROUPS ; 10. COMPARING MORETHAN TWO GROUPS ; 11. MULTIPLECOMP ARISONS ; 12. CATEGORICAL DATA ; 13. RANK-BASED AND NONPARAMETRIC METHODS ; A. SOLUTIONS TO SELECTED EXERCISES ; B. TABLES ; REFERENCES ; INDEX