Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Forensic Science

Author: Craig Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119964180

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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This text is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the wide range of mathematical and statistical tools needed by the forensic scientist in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental measurements. From a basis of high school mathematics, the book develops essential quantitative analysis techniques within the context of a broad range of forensic applications. This clearly structured text focuses on developing core mathematical skills together with an understanding of the calculations associated with the analysis of experimental work, including an emphasis on the use of graphs and the evaluation of uncertainties. Through a broad study of probability and statistics, the reader is led ultimately to the use of Bayesian approaches to the evaluation of evidence within the court. In every section, forensic applications such as ballistics trajectories, post-mortem cooling, aspects of forensic pharmacokinetics, the matching of glass evidence, the formation of bloodstains and the interpretation of DNA profiles are discussed and examples of calculations are worked through. In every chapter there are numerous self-assessment problems to aid student learning. Its broad scope and forensically focused coverage make this book an essential text for students embarking on any degree course in forensic science or forensic analysis, as well as an invaluable reference for post-graduate students and forensic professionals. Key features: Offers a unique mix of mathematics and statistics topics, specifically tailored to a forensic science undergraduate degree. All topics illustrated with examples from the forensic science discipline. Written in an accessible, student-friendly way to engage interest and enhance learning and confidence. Assumes only a basic high-school level prior mathematical knowledge.
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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science

Author: Dr. Graham Currell,Dr. Antony Dowman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470022283

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Science is a low-level introduction to the essential techniques students need to understand. It assumes little prior knowledge, and adopts a gentle approach that leads through examples in the book and website. No other text provides this range of educational support for science students. The integration between book and website provides study options that would be impossible through a book alone, and allows students to study in ways that suit their own circumstances and preferences. The combination of book and website also provides ready-prepared material for lectures, tutorials and computer practicals. Tutors can use the material to develop a variety of coherent programme using different learning styles. The book develops the mathematics and statistics through examples and questions that reflect the scientific context, and has succeeded in being relevant to a range of undergraduate science programmes.
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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science

Author: Dr. Graham Currell,Dr. Antony Dowman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470694480

Category: Science

Page: 404

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This book is a completely revised and updated version of this invaluable text which allows science students to extend necessary skills and techniques, with the topics being developed through examples in science which are easily understood by students from a range of disciplines. The introductory approach eases students into the subject, progressing to cover topics relevant to first and second year study and support data analysis for final year projects. The revision of the material in the book has been matched, on the accompanying website, with the extensive use of video, providing worked answers to over 200 questions in the book plus additional tutorial support. The second edition has also improved the learning approach for key topic areas to make it even more accessible and user-friendly, making it a perfect resource for students of all abilities. The expanding website provides a wide range of support material, providing a study environment within which students can develop their independent learning skills, in addition to providing resources that can be used by tutors for integration into other science-based programmes. Hallmark Features: Applied approach providing mathematics and statistics from the first to final years of undergraduate science courses. Second edition substantially revised to improve the learning approach to key topics and the organisation of resources for ease of use in teaching. Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/currellmaths2 providing: Over 200 videos showing step-by-step workings of problems in the book. Additional materials including related topic areas, applications, and tutorials on Excel and Minitab. Interactive multiple-choice questions for self-testing, with step-by-step video feedback for any wrong answers. A developing resource of study plans for useful topics and applications. Figures from the book for downloading.
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Statistik für Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Entdecken Sie mit "Statistik für Dummies" Ihren Spaß an der Statistik und werfen Sie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der so beliebten Manipulation von Zahlenmaterial! Deborah Rumsey zeigt Ihnen das nötige statistische Handwerkszeug wie Stichprobe, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Bias, Median, Durchschnitt und Korrelation. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsmöglichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und werden über die unterschiedlichen Methoden der Auswertung erstaunt sein. Schärfen Sie mit diesem Buch Ihr Bewusstsein für Zahlen und deren Interpretation, so dass Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen kann!
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Statistics for Environmental Science and Management, Second Edition

Author: Bryan F.J. Manly

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420061488

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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Revised, expanded, and updated, this second edition of Statistics for Environmental Science and Management is that rare animal, a resource that works well as a text for graduate courses and a reference for appropriate statistical approaches to specific environmental problems. It is uncommon to find so many important environmental topics covered in one book. Its strength is author Bryan Manly’s ability to take a non-mathematical approach while keeping essential mathematical concepts intact. He clearly explains statistics without dwelling on heavy mathematical development. The book begins by describing the important role statistics play in environmental science. It focuses on how to collect data, highlighting the importance of sampling and experimental design in conducting rigorous science. It presents a variety of key topics specifically related to environmental science such as monitoring, impact assessment, risk assessment, correlated and censored data analysis, to name just a few. Revised, updated or expanded material on: Data Quality Objectives Generalized Linear Models Spatial Data Analysis Censored Data Monte Carlo Risk Assessment There are numerous books on environmental statistics; however, while some focus on multivariate methods and others on the basic components of probability distributions and how they can be used for modeling phenomenon, most do not include the material on sampling and experimental design that this one does. It is the variety of coverage, not sacrificing too much depth for breadth, that sets this book apart.
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Essentials of Statistics for Scientists and Technologists

Author: C. Mack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468479652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 182

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Statistics is of ever-increasing importance in Science and Technology and this book presents the essentials of the subject in a form suitable either as the basis of a course of lectures or to be read and/or used on its own. It assumes very little in the way of mathematical knowledge-just the ability to substitute numerically in a few simple formulae. However, some mathematical proofs are outlined or given in full to illustrate the derivation of the subject; these can be omitted without loss of understanding. The book does aim at making clear the scope and nature of those essential tests and methods that a scientist or technologist is likely to need; to this end each chapter has been divided into sections with their own subheadings and some effort has been made to make the text unambiguous (if any reader finds a misleading point anywhere I hope he will write to me about it). Also with this aim in view, the equality of probability to proportion of population is stated early, then the normal distribution and the taking of samples is discussed. This occupies the first five chapters. With the principles of these chapters understood, the student can immediately learn the significance tests of Chapter 6 and, if he needs it, the analysis of variance of Chapter 7. For some scientists this will be most of what they need. Howcver, they will be in a position to read and/or use the remaining chapters without undue difficulty.
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Essentials of Mathematical Statistics

Author: Brian Albright

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144968534X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 594

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This text combines the topics generally found in main-stream elementary statistics books with the essentials of the underlying theory. The book begins with an axiomatic treatment of probability followed by chapters on discrete and continuous random variables and their associated distributions. It then introduces basic statistical concepts including summarizing data and interval parameter estimation, stressing the connection between probability and statistics. Final chapters introduce hypothesis testing, regression, and non-parametric techniques. All chapters provide a balance between conceptual understanding and theoretical understanding of the topics at hand.
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Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists

Author: David Lucy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700104

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists is anessential introduction to the subject, gently guiding the readerthrough the key statistical techniques used to evaluate varioustypes of forensic evidence. Assuming only a modest mathematicalbackground, the book uses real-life examples from the forensicscience literature and forensic case-work to illustrate relevantstatistical concepts and methods. Opening with a brief overview of the history and use ofstatistics within forensic science, the text then goes on tointroduce statistical techniques commonly used to examine dataobtained during laboratory experiments. There is a strong emphasison the evaluation of scientific observation as evidence and modernBayesian approaches to interpreting forensic data for the courts.The analysis of key forms of evidence are discussed throughout witha particular focus on DNA, fibres and glass. An invaluable introduction to the statistical interpretation offorensic evidence; this book will be invaluable for allundergraduates taking courses in forensic science. Introduction to the key statistical techniques used in theevaluation of forensic evidence Includes end of chapter exercises to enhance studentunderstanding Numerous examples taken from forensic science to put thesubject into context
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Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science

Author: Usha Palaniswamy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560222934

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

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More than a textbook—it’s also a valuable reference book for researchers and crop science professionals! The Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science presents the fundamental concepts of important statistical methods and experimental designs to the students and researchers who need to apply them to their own specific problems. This comprehensive handbook takes what can be the difficult and confusing topics of statistics and experimental design and explains them in easily understandable terms, making them accessible to nearly every reader. More than a student textbook, it is an essential reference for researchers and professionals in a multitude of fields. Designed as a two-semester statistical textbook, the first section of the Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science focuses on statistical concepts, providing a foundation of useful knowledge on which you can base your own research. The second section concentrates on experimental designs in plant and crop sciences. The material is presented in a way that helps readers with a minimum of mathematical background to understand important theories and concepts. Derivations of formulas are avoided, and mathematical symbols are used only when essential. To illustrate the computational procedures, data is drawn from actual experiments. At the end of each chapter, examples and exercises are given to provide clear insight into real-life problems. A comprehensive appendix of clearly presented statistical tables is included. Part One of Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science focuses on statistical methods, principles, and procedures, exploring: methods of display of statistical information, such as tables, diagrams, graphs, etc. symbols and their use in denoting variables descriptions of types of statistical data methods of computation from raw and graphed data the importance of studying variables and dispersion in research the use of normal probability integral tables and their application to practical problems descriptions of different types of experiments, such as determinate and nondeterminate the significance of expected value in research special techniques in descriptive statistics explanations of population, sample, and statistical inference the significance of null hypothesis in research methods of correlation studies assumptions and principles in regression analysis Part Two concentrates on experimental design, principles and procedures, exploring: basic principles of experimental design the fundamental concepts of linear models and analysis of variance method and layout of Completely Randomized Design (CRD) the advantages and disadvantages of Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) methods and procedures for comparison of several treatment means the important features of Latin Square Design factorial experiments split plot design completely confounded design analysis of covariance the Chi Square Test of Significance the transformation of experimental data quality control and so much more! The Handbook of Statistics for Teaching and Research in Plant and Crop Science serves not only as a textbook for instructors and students in experimental design and statistics but also as a reference book on plant and crop sciences for professionals and researchers. The comprehensive text is also useful for professionals in other statistic-heavy fields.
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Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick Gravetter,Larry Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111830991

Category: Mathematics

Page: 792

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This field-leading introduction to statistics for the behavioral and social sciences text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition are to teach the methods of statistics and convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science- and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems. Aplia, an assignable, gradeable online homework solution, joins an already-robust set of available book resources that includes PowerLecture, WebTutor, an Instructor’s Manual/TestBank, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Statistik-Workshop für Programmierer

Author: Allen B. Downey

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868993436

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.
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Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers

Author: John R. Fanchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791547

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

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Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations,calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and specialintegrals Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition isspecifically designed as a self-study guide to help busyprofessionals and students in science and engineering quicklyrefresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobsand advance their careers. The book focuses on practicalapplications and exercises that readers are likely to face in theirprofessional environments. All the basic math skills needed tomanage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presentedin a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previouseditions have come to appreciate and value. The book begins with basic concepts in college algebra andtrigonometry, and then moves on to explore more advanced conceptsin calculus, linear algebra (including matrices), differentialequations, probability, and statistics. This Third Edition has beengreatly expanded to reflect the needs of today's professionals. Newmaterial includes: * A chapter on integral equations * A chapter on calculus of variations * A chapter on tensor analysis * A section on time series * A section on partial fractions * Many new exercises and solutions Collectively, the chapters teach most of the basic math skillsneeded by scientists and engineers. The wide range of topicscovered in one title is unique. All chapters provide a review ofimportant principles and methods. Examples, exercises, andapplications are used liberally throughout to engage the readersand assist them in applying their new math skills to actualproblems. Solutions to exercises are provided in an appendix. Whether to brush up on professional skills or prepare for exams,readers will find this self-study guide enables them to quicklymaster the math they need. It can additionally be used as atextbook for advanced-level undergraduates in physics andengineering.
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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Science

Author: Frederick Gravetter,Larry Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495383945

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

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This brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best-seller offers the straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and wealth of real-world examples that professors AND students have come to appreciate. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and gain a conceptual understanding of statistics. To ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can understand statistics, the authors skillfully by integrate applications that reinforce concepts. The authors take care to show students how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them comprehend published findings and will lead them to become savvy consumers of information. Known for its exceptional accuracy and examples, this text also has a complete supplements package to support instructors with class preparation and testing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Essential Mathematics And Statistics 2e

Statistics, Statistics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467205478

Category: Education

Page: 66

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Essential Mathematics And Statistics 2e. In this book, you will learn topics such as Equations in Science, Linear Relationships, Logarithmic and Exponential Functions, and Rates of Change plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Statistics for the Health Sciences

A Non-Mathematical Introduction

Author: Christine Dancey,John Reidy,Richard Rowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291235

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Statistics for the Health Sciences is a highly readable and accessible textbook on understanding statistics for the health sciences, both conceptually and via the SPSS programme. The authors give clear explanations of the concepts underlying statistical analyses and descriptions of how these analyses are applied in health science research without complex maths formulae. The textbook takes students from the basics of research design, hypothesis testing and descriptive statistical techniques through to more advanced inferential statistical tests that health science students are likely to encounter. The strengths and weaknesses of different techniques are critically appraised throughout, and the authors emphasise how they may be used both in research and to inform best practice care in health settings. Exercises and tips throughout the book allow students to practice using SPSS. The companion website provides further practical experience of conducting statistical analyses. Features include: • multiple choice questions for both student and lecturer use • full Powerpoint slides for lecturers • practical exercises using SPSS • additional practical exercises using SAS and R This is an essential textbook for students studying beginner and intermediate level statistics across the health sciences.
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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133956572

Category: Education

Page: 648

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A proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8e gives you straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, built-in learning aids, and plenty of real-world examples to help you understand statistical concepts. The authors take time to fully explain statistical procedures so that you can go beyond memorizing formulas and begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. They also take care to show you how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help you comprehend published findings--ultimately leading you to become a savvy consumer of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic statistics for the social and behavioral sciences

Author: George Diekhoff

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 5993

Focused on principles and techniques, this book provides a conceptual, intuitive approach to applied statistics that replaces proofs and derivations with examples and illustrations. The focus throughout is on the usefulness of statistics and content is organized according to statistical applications, not statistical assumptions. Emphasizes informed applications of statistics — but provides a balance of applications and theory. Explores the statistical procedures that are most useful in the social and behavioral sciences — with a focus on essential concepts and techniques needed in order to begin to evaluate data and read research literature in the behavior sciences. Groups statistics by purpose, not assumption. Demonstrates appropriate applications as well as computational mechanics and interpretation. Shows that statistics is not the study of numbers, but the study of people, cities, and the concerns of the everyday world.
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Maths for Science

Author: Sally Jordan,Shelagh Ross,Pat Murphy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199644964

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Maths for Science overturns the misconception that maths is a daunting, theory-filled subject by providing a confidence-boosting overview of essential mathematical skills and techniques. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with examples and practice problems throughout, it is the ideal guide for all science students.
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Optimal Sports Math, Statistics, and Fantasy

Author: Robert Kissell,James Poserina

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128052937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Optimal Sports Math, Statistics, and Fantasy provides the sports community—students, professionals, and casual sports fans—with the essential mathematics and statistics required to objectively analyze sports teams, evaluate player performance, and predict game outcomes. These techniques can also be applied to fantasy sports competitions. Readers will learn how to: Accurately rank sports teams Compute winning probability Calculate expected victory margin Determine the set of factors that are most predictive of team and player performance Optimal Sports Math, Statistics, and Fantasy also illustrates modeling techniques that can be used to decode and demystify the mysterious computer ranking schemes that are often employed by post-season tournament selection committees in college and professional sports. These methods offer readers a verifiable and unbiased approach to evaluate and rank teams, and the proper statistical procedures to test and evaluate the accuracy of different models. Optimal Sports Math, Statistics, and Fantasy delivers a proven best-in-class quantitative modeling framework with numerous applications throughout the sports world. Statistical approaches to predict winning team, probabilities, and victory margin Procedures to evaluate the accuracy of different models Detailed analysis of how mathematics and statistics are used in a variety of different sports Advanced mathematical applications that can be applied to fantasy sports, player evaluation, salary negotiation, team selection, and Hall of Fame determination
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Essential Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

A Conceptual Approach

Author: Anthony Walsh,Jane C. Ollenburger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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This book helps readers become intelligent consumers of the social/behavioral science literature and familiarizes them with the fundamental tools of research. It features a conceptual, intuitive approach that is less math-oriented (e.g., not cluttered with all sorts of sub-and superscripts, and not concerned with mathematical derivatives of the various statistics), and that clearly shows the continuity and interrelatedness of the techniques discussed. After the necessary concepts have been explained and the calculations have been performed for each statistic, the text walks readers through a line-by-line explanation of a computer printout (based on actual data) containing that statistic. "Practice Applications" provide research examples with step-by-step solutions to all statistical procedures. Describing Data. Central Tendency and Dispersion. Probability and the Normal Curve. The Sampling Distribution and Estimation Procedures. Hypothesis Testing: Interval/Ratio Data. Analysis of Variance. Hypothesis Testing with Categorical Data: Chi-Square. Measures of Association with Nominal and Ordinal Data. Elaboration and Causal Analysis. Bivariate Correlation and Regression. Multivariate Correlation and Regression. For anyone in the social/behavioral sciences who needs an accessible introduction to statistics.
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