Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (International Student Edition)

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (International Student Edition)

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The Sixth Edition of Neil J. Salkind's best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics promises to ease student anxiety around an often intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach. Salkind guides students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance.


Student resources

A complete online action plan allows you to track your progress and enhance your learning experience

Learning objectives reinforce the most important material

Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material

Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts

Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles

EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter

Data sets accompany exercises and problems in the book.

Lecturer resources

Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students' progress and understanding
Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint (R) slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
Lecture notes summarize key concepts by chapter to ease preparation for lectures and class discussions
Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring one's course
Data sets accompany exercises and problems in the book.
Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content.
Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
Multimedia content includes original SAGE videos that appeal to students with different learning styles
EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter to encourage students to think critically
A Course cartridge provides easy LMS integration

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Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 32mm | 1,050g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 1506361161
  • 9781506361161
  • 1,180,411

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Statistics or Sadistics? it's Up to You
Chapter 2: Means to an End - Computing and Understanding Averages
Chapter 3: Vive la Difference - Understanding Variability
Chapter 4: A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapter 5: Ice Cream and Crime - Computing Correlation Coefficients
Chapter 6: Just the Truth - An Introduction to Understanding Reliabilty and Validity
Chapter 7: Hypotheticals and You - Testing Your Questions
Chapter 8: Are Your Curves Normal? Probablity and Why It Counts
Chapter 9: Significantly Significant - What it Means for You and Me
Chapter 10: Only the Lonely - The One-Sample Z-Test
Chapter 11: t(ea) for Two - Between the Means of Different Groups
Chapter 12: t(ea) for Two (Again) - Tests Between the Means of Realted Groups
Chapter 13: Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14: Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance - A Brief Introduction
Chapter 15: Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
Chapter 16: Predicting Who'll Win the Super Bowl - Using Linear Regression
Chapter 17: What to Do When You're Not Normal - Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
Chapter 18: Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
Chapter 19: Data Mining - An Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your BIG Data
Chapter 20: A Statistical Software Sampler
Chapter 21: The 10 (or More) Best (and Most Fun) Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
Chapter 22: The Ten Commandments of Data Collection
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Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics is definitely the right book for people who have to overcome that familiar anxious feeling when opening a standard statistics book and who having finally managed to do so are still not able to make much sense of it all. The book by Salkind is easy and pleasant to read and one that hardly needs any pre-knowledge of the field to be able to follow the author's train of thoughts. Salkind has managed to bring statistics home to people who hate statistics or though they did. -- Dr Andrea Winkler * Statistical Methods in Medical Research * Salkind's book is in a class by itself. It is easily the best book of its kind that I have come across. I enthusiastically recommended it for anyone interested in the subject and even (and especially) for those who aren't! -- Russ Shafer-Landau Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics really makes students learn and enjoy statistics and research in general. Students especially like the Ten Commandments and Internet Sites. -- Professor Valarie Janesick
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About Neil J. Salkind

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD in human development from the University of Maryland, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he collaborated 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 to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He 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 Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years. He lived in Lawrence, Kansas, where he liked to read, swim with the River City Sharks, work as the proprietor and sole employee of big boy press, bake brownies (see for the recipe), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.
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