Making Sense of Statistics

A Conceptual Overview

Author: Fred Pyrczak,Deborah M. Oh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717456

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Making Sense of Statistics is the ideal introduction to the concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics for students undertaking their first research project. It presents each statistical concept in a series of short steps, then uses worked examples and exercises to enable students to apply their own learning. It focuses on presenting the why as well as the how of statistical concepts, rather than computations and formulae, so is suitable for students from all disciplines regardless of mathematical background. Only statistical techniques that are almost universally included in introductory statistics courses, and widely reported in journals, have been included. Once students understand and feel comfortable with the statistics that meet these criteria, they should find it easy to master additional statistical concepts. New to the Seventh Edition Retaining the key features and organization that have made this book an indispensable text for teaching and learning the basic concepts of statistical analysis, this new edition features: discussion of the use of observation in quantitative and qualitative research the inclusion of introductions to the book, and each Part. section objectives listed at the beginning of each section to guide the reader. new material on key topics such as z-scores, probability, Central Limit Theorem, Standard Deviation and simple and multiple regression Expanded discussion on t test with separate sections for independent and dependent samples t tests, as well as one-sample t test progressive analysis of bivariate vs multivariate statistics (starts with the basic concepts and moves to more complex analysis as the student progresses) updated and extended pedagogical material such as Chapter Objectives, exercises and worked examples to test and enhance student’s understanding of the material presented in the chapter Bolded key terms, with definitions and Glossary for quick referral expanded Appendices include a brief reference list of some common computational formulas and examples. a Glossary of key terms has been added at the end of the book, with references to sections in parenthesis. New online instructor resources for classroom use consisting of test bank questions and Powerpoint slides, plus material on basic math review

Making Sense of Statistics in Healthcare

Author: Anna Hart

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857754728

Category: Medical statistics

Page: 162

View: 5016

Book is unique in being written for people who want to be able to make sense of published studies, or embark on their own studies, without getting bogged down by the details of how to use specific methods.

Making Sense of Statistical Methods in Social Research

Author: Keming Yang

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243869

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 3227

Making Sense of Statistical Methods in Social Research is a critical introduction to the use of statistical methods in social research. It provides a unique approach to statistics that concentrates on helping social researchers think about the conceptual basis for the statistical methods they're using. Whereas other statistical methods books instruct students in how to get through the statistics-based elements of their chosen course with as little mathematical knowledge as possible, this book aims to improve students' statistical literacy, with the ultimate goal of turning them into competent researchers. Making Sense of Statistical Methods in Social Research contains careful discussion of the conceptual foundation of statistical methods, specifying what questions they can, or cannot, answer. The logic of each statistical method or procedure is explained, drawing on the historical development of the method, existing publications that apply the method, and methodological discussions. Statistical techniques and procedures are presented not for the purpose of showing how to produce statistics with certain software packages, but as a way of illuminating the underlying logic behind the symbols. The limited statistical knowledge that students gain from straight forward 'how-to' books makes it very hard for students to move beyond introductory statistics courses to postgraduate study and research. This book should help to bridge this gap.

Making Sense of Statistics

A Non-Mathematical Approach

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137201703

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 2207

Making Sense of Statistics provides a thorough, but accessible, introduction to statistics and probability, without the distractions of mathematics. The book does not require you to use any algebraic formulae or equations, but it does explain how and why methods work, and exactly what answers mean. Guidance is provided on how to design investigations, analyze data and interpret results. There are exercises and case studies from a variety of areas of application, and an accompanying website from which interactive spreadsheet models and data files can be downloaded.

Beyond the Numbers

Making Sense of Statistics

Author: Edwin P. Christmann

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1936959925

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 7160

Statistics is required coursework within most teacher certification programs. Beyond the Numbers presents a nonthreatening, practical approach to statistics, providing step-by-step instructions for understanding and implementing the essential components of the subject.The basic and understandable explanations in Beyond the Numbers break down complex statistical processes to simple arithmetic computations that can be applied with the confidence that accompanies understanding.

Making Sense of Statistical Studies

Author: Roxy Peck,Daren S. Starnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979174766

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 186

View: 3641

Making Sense of Statistical Studies consists of 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with valuable experience in designing and analyzing statistical studies. It is written for an upper middle-school or high-school audience having some background in exploratory data analysis and basic probability. The Making Sense of Statistical Studies Teacher's Module includes supporting resources to help you use MSSS effectively in your classroom.

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Gerry Mulhern,Brian Greer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230357997

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9658

'I became a psychology student because I'm curious about why people behave as they do. Why am I expected to study statistics?' Statistics is one of the most useful elements of any psychology degree. This popular textbook will equip you with the tools needed not only to make sense of your own data and research, but also to think critically about the research and statistics you will encounter in everyday life. Features include: - Logical, intuitive organization of key statistical concepts and tests with an emphasis on understanding which test to use and why - Innovative graphic illustrations and insightful dialogues that help you to get to grips with statistics - Concise, easy-to-follow guidelines for making sense of SPSS - COverage of more complex tests and concepts for when you need to dig deeper Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology will help you design experiments, analyse data with confidence and establish a solid grounding in statistics; it will become a valuable resource throughout your studies. Gerry Mulhern is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and was President of the British Psychological Society from 2010 to 2011. Brian Greer is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, USA. He has taught statistics to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education. At, students and lecturers will find a wealth of resources, including additional data sets, extra guidance on tests and lecture slides.

Making Sense of Statistics in Psychology

A Second-level Course

Author: Brian Everitt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198523659

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

View: 4151

Statistics play a major role in psychological research. However, there is no text that bridges the gap between the very general introductory books and the highly technical research-level studies. Making Sense of Statistics in Psychology fills this need, with the added advantages of examples and data sets relevant to actual problems in behavioral science; an emphasis on graphical presentation; and a focus on computer methods rather than basic arithmetic. A unique feature is the collection of challenging data sets, the majority from actual psychological research. Many of these data sets are also stored on the disk that accompanies the book, thus allowing students to run both the analyses described and their own attempts at extending them. It is also ideal for more experienced researchers who want a quick reference or refresher on statistics.

Biometrical Interpretation

Making Sense of Statistics in Biology

Author: Neil Gilbert

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Biometry.

Page: 146

View: 4491

This an updated version of a book which is revered for its direct, clear approach. It is aimed at students taking their first course in biological statistics and for biologists handling data mathematically. There are many elementary statistical textbooks but this book is unique in its concern with underlying ideas, with how to choose the right method for the right question, and with how to avoid common pitfalls. Unlike other texts, it answers the questions most often asked by biologists, discusses the aspects of biology which rely heavily on mathematics, and emphasizes practical applications, including when not to use statistical methods. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with completely rewritten chapters on quantitative genetics and population ecology. Although it was originally intended to be supplementary reading for biologists who already know the elements of statistics, it has stood the test of time and proven itself to be an effective learning aid in the classroom as well.

The Layman's Guide to Making Sense of Statistics

Author: John L. Campbell

Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780533160181

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 573

Statistics has permeated every aspect of our lives--it shapes our attitudes and determines the things we buy. John L. Campbell has for this reason written this book so that the average person can become statistically literate. This book is for professionals who need to better understand the concepts behind statistics but not so much about the calculations. In perhaps the only book on statistics without a single equation, graph, or table, Campbell advises the reader to question statistics that are overly vague or precise.

Statistics for Food Scientists

Making Sense of the Numbers

Author: Frank Rossi,Victor Mirtchev

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124171907

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 1310

The practical approached championed in this book have led to increasing the quality on many successful products through providing a better understanding of consumer needs, current product and process performance and a desired future state. In 2009, Frank Rossi and Viktor Mirtchev brought their practical statistical thinking forward and created the course “Statistics for Food Scientists . The intent of the course was to help product and process developers increase the probability of their project’s success through the incorporation of practical statistical thinking in their challenges. The course has since grown and has become the basis of this book. Presents detailed descriptions of statistical concepts and commonly used statistical tools to better analyze data and interpret results Demonstrates thorough examples and specific practical problems of what food scientists face in their work and how the tools of statistics can help them to make more informed decisions Provides information to show how statistical tools are applied to improve research results, enhance product quality, and promote overall product development

Making Sense of Census 1981

Author: R. J. Cameron,Australian Bureau of Statistics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 51

View: 2379


Making Sense of the Census

1976 Census of Population and Housing

Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Australia

Page: 26

View: 353



Making Sense of Data

Author: William F. Stout,Kenneth J. Travers,John I. Marden

Publisher: Mobius Communications Ltd

ISBN: 9781891304378

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

View: 4105


Making Sense of Data III

A Practical Guide to Designing Interactive Data Visualizations

Author: Glenn J. Myatt,Wayne P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118121600

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 3737

Focuses on insights, approaches, and techniques that areessential to designing interactive graphics and visualizations Making Sense of Data III: A Practical Guide to DesigningInteractive Data Visualizations explores a diverse range ofdisciplines to explain how meaning from graphical representationsis extracted. Additionally, the book describes the best approachfor designing and implementing interactive graphics andvisualizations that play a central role in data exploration anddecision-support systems. Beginning with an introduction to visual perception, MakingSense of Data III features a brief history on the use ofvisualization in data exploration and an outline of the designprocess. Subsequent chapters explore the following key areas: Cognitive and Visual Systems describes how various drawings,maps, and diagrams known as external representations are understoodand used to extend the mind's capabilities Graphics Representations introduces semiotic theory anddiscusses the seminal work of cartographer Jacques Bertin and thegrammar of graphics as developed by Leland Wilkinson Designing Visual Interactions discusses the four stages ofdesign process—analysis, design, prototyping, andevaluation—and covers the important principles and strategiesfor designing visual interfaces, information visualizations, anddata graphics Hands-on: Creative Interactive Visualizations with Protovisprovides an in-depth explanation of the capabilities of theProtovis toolkit and leads readers through the creation of a seriesof visualizations and graphics The final chapter includes step-by-step examples that illustratethe implementation of the discussed methods, and a series ofexercises are provided to assist in learning the Protovis language.A related website features the source code for the presentedsoftware as well as examples and solutions for selectexercises. Featuring research in psychology, vision science, statistics,and interaction design, Making Sense of Data III is anindispensable book for courses on data analysis and data mining atthe upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also servesas a valuable reference for computational statisticians, softwareengineers, researchers, and professionals of any discipline whowould like to understand how the mind processes graphicalrepresentations.