Statistical Methods for Practice and Research

A Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS

Author: Ajai S Gaur,Sanjaya S Gaur

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132102495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 172

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There is a growing trend these days to use statistical methods to comprehend and explain various situations and phenomena in different disciplines. Managers, social scientists and practicing researchers are increasingly collecting information and applying scientific methods to analyze the data. The ability to use statistical methods and tools becomes a crucial skill for the success of such efforts. This book is designed to assist students, managers, academics and researchers in solving statistical problems using SPSS and to help them understand how they can apply various statistical tools for their own research problems. SPSS is a very powerful and user friendly computer package for data analyses. It can take data from most other file types and generate tables, charts, plots, and descriptive statistics, and conduct complex statistical analyses. After providing a brief overview of SPSS and basic statistical concepts, the book covers: - Descriptive statistics - t-tests, chi-square tests and ANOVA - Correlation analysis - Multiple and logistics regression - Factor analysis and testing scale reliability - Advanced data handling Illustrated with simple, practical problems, and screen shots, this book outlines the steps for solving statistical problems using SPSS. Although the illustrations are based on version 16.0 of SPSS, users of the earlier versions will find the book equally useful and relevant. Written in a reader-friendly, non-technical style, this book will serve as a companion volume to any statistics textbook.
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Statistical Methods for Organizational Research

Theory and Practice

Author: Chris Dewberry

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041533425X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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'Statistical Methods for Organizational Research' provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the subject for students, researchers and practitioners involved in quantitative research.
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Statistical Methods in Practice

For Scientists and Technologists

Author: Richard Boddy,Gordon Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470746645

Category: Mathematics

Page: 236

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"This book presents a broad range of methods which form the core of a statistical toolkit required by scientists and technologists, including descriptive statistics (e.g. mean, median, standard deviation), inference (confidence intervals), significancetesting for one mean, two means, two standard deviations, distributions (Normal, Binomial, Poisson), exploratory data analysis (box plots), nonparametric methods, regression and correlation, cusum charts for plotting data over time and detecting changesAhands-on, practical approach to statistics for those with little background in the subject Introduces a broad range of methods which form the core of a statistical toolkit required by scientists and technologists, presented from descriptive statisticsto nonparametric methods Includes a supporting website, providing software to aid tutorials Based on practical courses given to scientists and technologists of all levels Combines realistic case studies and examples with a practical approach to statistical analysis"--Provided by publisher.
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Munro's Statistical Methods for Health Care Research

Statistics, Probability and statistics

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497004195

Category: Education

Page: 37

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Munro's Statistical Methods for Health Care Research. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book 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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Statistical Methods for Quality of Life Studies

Design, Measurements and Analysis

Author: Mounir Mesbah,Bernard F. Cole,Mei-Ling Ting Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402001420

Category: Mathematics

Page: 364

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The volume presents a broad spectrum of papers which illustrates a range of current research related to the theory, methods and applications of health related quality of life (HRQoL) as well as the interdisciplinary nature of this work.
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Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement

Author: Thomas P. Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118058107

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

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Praise for the Second Edition "As a comprehensive statistics reference book for quality improvement, it certainly is one of the best books available." —Technometrics This new edition continues to provide the most current, proven statistical methods for quality control and quality improvement The use of quantitative methods offers numerous benefits in the fields of industry and business, both through identifying existing trouble spots and alerting management and technical personnel to potential problems. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement, Third Edition guides readers through a broad range of tools and techniques that make it possible to quickly identify and resolve both current and potential trouble spots within almost any manufacturing or nonmanufacturing process. The book provides detailed coverage of the application of control charts, while also exploring critical topics such as regression, design of experiments, and Taguchi methods. In this new edition, the author continues to explain how to combine the many statistical methods explored in the book in order to optimize quality control and improvement. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest research and practices in statistical methods and quality control, and new features include: Updated coverage of control charts, with newly added tools The latest research on the monitoring of linear profiles and other types of profiles Sections on generalized likelihood ratio charts and the effects of parameter estimation on the properties of CUSUM and EWMA procedures New discussions on design of experiments that include conditional effects and fraction of design space plots New material on Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma programs and training Incorporating the latest software applications, the author has added coverage on how to use Minitab software to obtain probability limits for attribute charts. new exercises have been added throughout the book, allowing readers to put the latest statistical methods into practice. Updated references are also provided, shedding light on the current literature and providing resources for further study of the topic. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement, Third Edition is an excellent book for courses on quality control and design of experiments at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. the book also serves as a valuable reference for practicing statisticians, engineers, and physical scientists interested in statistical quality improvement.
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Using statistical methods for water quality management

issues, problems and solutions

Author: Graham B. McBride

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

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STATISTICS IN PRACTICE A practical exploration of alternative approaches to analyzing water-related environmental issues Written by an experienced environmentalist and recognized expert in the field, this text is designed to help water resource managers and scientists to formulate, implement, and interpret more effective methods of water quality management. After presenting the basic foundation for using statistical methods in water resource management, including the use of appropriate hypothesis test procedures and some rapid calculation procedures, the author offers a range of practical problems and solutions on environmental topics that often arise, but are not generally covered. These include: * Formulating water quality standards * Determining compliance with standards * MPNs and microbiology * Water-related, human health risk modeling * Trends, impacts, concordance, and detection limits In order to promote awareness of alternative approaches to analyzing data, both frequentist and Bayesian, statistical methods are contrasted in terms of their applicability to various environmental issues. Each chapter ends with a number of set problems for which full answers are provided. The book also encourages discussion between technical staff and management before embarking on statistical studies.
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Statistical Methods for Food Science

Introductory Procedures for the Food Practitioner

Author: John A. Bower

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118541626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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The recording and analysis of food data are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consequently, the food scientist inindustry or at study faces the task of using and understandingstatistical methods. Statistics is often viewed as a difficultsubject and is often avoided because of its complexity and a lackof specific application to the requirements of food science. Thissituation is changing – there is now much material onmultivariate applications for the more advanced reader, but a caseexists for a univariate approach aimed at thenon-statistician. This second edition of Statistical Methods for Food Scienceprovides a source text on accessible statistical procedures for thefood scientist, and is aimed at professionals and students in foodlaboratories where analytical, instrumental and sensory data aregathered and require some form of summary and analysis beforeinterpretation. It is suitable for the food analyst, the sensoryscientist and the product developer, and others who work infood-related disciplines involving consumer survey investigationswill also find many sections of use. There is an emphasis on a‘hands-on’ approach, and worked examples using computersoftware packages and the minimum of mathematical formulae areincluded. The book is based on the experience and practice of ascientist engaged for many years in research and teaching ofanalytical and sensory food science at undergraduate andpost-graduate level. This revised and updated second edition is accompanied by a newcompanion website giving the reader access to the datasets andExcel spreadsheets featured in the book. Check it out now byvisiting ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/bower/statistical"www.wiley.com/go/bower/statistical/a orby scanning the QR code below.
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Applied Data Mining

Statistical Methods for Business and Industry

Author: Paolo Giudici

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470871393

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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Data mining can be defined as the process of selection, exploration and modelling of large databases, in order to discover models and patterns. The increasing availability of data in the current information society has led to the need for valid tools for its modelling and analysis. Data mining and applied statistical methods are the appropriate tools to extract such knowledge from data. Applications occur in many different fields, including statistics, computer science, machine learning, economics, marketing and finance. This book is the first to describe applied data mining methods in a consistent statistical framework, and then show how they can be applied in practice. All the methods described are either computational, or of a statistical modelling nature. Complex probabilistic models and mathematical tools are not used, so the book is accessible to a wide audience of students and industry professionals. The second half of the book consists of nine case studies, taken from the author's own work in industry, that demonstrate how the methods described can be applied to real problems. Provides a solid introduction to applied data mining methods in a consistent statistical framework Includes coverage of classical, multivariate and Bayesian statistical methodology Includes many recent developments such as web mining, sequential Bayesian analysis and memory based reasoning Each statistical method described is illustrated with real life applications Features a number of detailed case studies based on applied projects within industry Incorporates discussion on software used in data mining, with particular emphasis on SAS Supported by a website featuring data sets, software and additional material Includes an extensive bibliography and pointers to further reading within the text Author has many years experience teaching introductory and multivariate statistics and data mining, and working on applied projects within industry A valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of applied statistics, data mining, computer science and economics, as well as for professionals working in industry on projects involving large volumes of data - such as in marketing or financial risk management.
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Statistical Methods and Calculation Skills

Author: Isabel Willemse

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702177538

Category: Commercial statistics

Page: 272

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This third edition aims to equip students with the skills to apply statistical analysis and quantitative techniques in research and the working environment where their knowledge can lead to effective decision-making. The book effectively combines theory and practice in providing: A theoretical framework for statistical problem-solving; A practical step-by-step approach to applying methods and calculations; A complete list of outcomes in each unit; Worked examples with detailed explanations; Practice in the form of guided activities and a range of self-test questions. The contents include the collection and presentation of data, descriptive measures, index numbers, regression and correlation analysis, time series, probability and probability distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing. Calculation skills are revised in Part 2, a section that covers technology, elementary calculations, percentages and ratios, equations, graph construction and interest calculations. This edition includes examples and activities which cover not only the business field, but also food and biotechnology, engineering, medicine and environmental studies.
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Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Author: David L. Maxwell,Eiki Satake

Publisher: Singular Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781401815677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 561

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This engaging new book provides comprehensive coverage of research methods as well as a foundation in statistical analysis vital for individuals in the communication sciences and disorders field. While most speech-language pathologists and audiologists pursue clinical practice rather than research careers, it is important to understand the scientific base that their clinical work is built upon. Successful evidence-based clinical practice is rooted in this understanding. Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders covers the principles of research design, data analysis, and presentation of findings necessary for individuals performing research as well as consumers of scientific literature. Filled with meaningful examples, written in readable language, and pertinent to both speech-language pathology and audiology, this resource provides the essential knowledge of scientific reasoning and methods for scientific inquiry necessary to perform and understand research.
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Advances in Statistical Methods for the Health Sciences

Applications to Cancer and AIDS Studies, Genome Sequence Analysis, and Survival Analysis

Author: Jean-Louis Auget,N. Balakrishnan,Mounir Mesbah,Geert Molenberghs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817645427

Category: Mathematics

Page: 540

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Statistical methods have become an increasingly important and integral part of research in the health sciences. Many sophisticated methodologies have been developed for specific applications and problems. This self-contained comprehensive volume covers a wide range of topics pertaining to new statistical methods in the health sciences, including epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, quality of life, survival analysis, and genomics. The book will serve the health science community as well as practitioners, researchers, and graduate students in applied probability, statistics, and biostatistics.
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Statistics for Nursing Research

A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Daisha J. Cipher

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323376614

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9963

Understand the statistical methods used in nursing research articles! Statistics for Nursing Research: A Workbook for Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition helps you interpret and analyze the statistical data found in health sciences research articles. Practical exercises show how to critically appraise sampling and measurement techniques, evaluate results, and conduct a power analysis for a study. Written by nursing statistics experts Susan Grove and Daisha Cipher, this is the only statistics workbook for nursing to include research examples from both nursing and medical literature for a complete perspective on health sciences research. Comprehensive coverage includes exercises that address all common techniques of sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis that you are likely to see in nursing and medical literature. A literature-based approach incorporates a relevant research article into each exercise/chapter, with key excerpts. 45 sampling, measurement, and statistical analysis exercises provide a practical review of both basic and advanced techniques, and prepare you to apply statistics to nursing practice. Consistent format for all chapters facilitates quick review and easier learning, covering the statistical technique in review, results from a research article, and study questions. Study questions in each chapter help you apply concepts to clinical practice. Questions to Be Graded in each chapter may be completed and submitted online, to assess your mastery of key statistical techniques. A concise index makes it easy to locate information quickly. NEW examples show the latest, high-quality research studies. NEW! Expanded coverage helps undergraduate students apply the information learned in statistics and research courses, serves as a refresher/review for graduate students, and also helps in critically appraising studies to determine whether their findings may be used in evidence-based practice. NEW! Understanding Statistical Methods section includes exercises to help in understanding the levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio) and in appraising the samples and measurement methods in studies. NEW! Conducting and Interpreting Statistical Analyses section includes exercises to help in understanding the power analysis and how to conduct a power analysis for a study, showing how to determine the most appropriate statistical method(s) for analyzing data for a class project, for a clinical agency project, or for an actual research study. NEW! Answers to study questions are located in the back of the book.
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Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods

Author: William E. Wagner III

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412973333

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods is a guide for those interested in using SPSS software to aid in statistical data analysis. It can be used as a companion to a statistics or research methods course, or as a stand-alone guide. It is a useful guide for students working independently on a research proposal, project, or paper. Also, it is an excellent resource for instructors to use with some or all of the lab components of their course. All of the images and directions used in this book are from SPSS version 17.0.
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Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research

Author: Kwanchai A. Gomez,Arturo A. Gomez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471870920

Category: Science

Page: 680

View: 1926

The Agricultural Field Experiment A Statistical Examination of Theory and Practice S.C. Pearce Here is a comprehensive overview of the statistical knowledge needed to conduct successful field experiments on crops. Blending theory and practice, it covers a wide range of subjects from the fertility of fields and the allocation of resources to the cooperative efforts needed for a successful experiment. 1983 (0 471-10511-2) 335 pp. Statistics for Experimenters An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building George E. P. Box, William G. Hunter and J. Stuart Hunter This fresh approach to statistics focuses on applications in the physical, engineering, biological, and social sciences. Written for the non-statistician, the book emphasizes the need for the investigator to make his research as effective as possible through the proper choice and conduct of experiments, and the appropriate analysis of data. Included are numerous worked examples, exercises with answers), and end-of-chapter questions and problems. 1978 (0 471-09315-7) 653 pp.
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Propensity Score Analysis

Statistical Methods and Applications

Author: Shenyang Guo,Mark W. Fraser

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322521

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Fully updated to reflect the most recent changes in the field, the Second Edition of Propensity Score Analysis provides an accessible, systematic review of the origins, history, and statistical foundations of propensity score analysis, illustrating how it can be used for solving evaluation and causal-inference problems. With a strong focus on practical applications, the authors explore various strategies for employing PSA, discuss the use of PSA with alternative types of data, and delineate the limitations of PSA under a variety of constraints. Unlike existing textbooks on program evaluation and causal inference, this book delves into statistical concepts, formulas, and models within the context of a robust and engaging focus on application.
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Statistics for Research

With a Guide to SPSS

Author: George Argyrous

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446245163

Category: Reference

Page: 608

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This fully updated edition of Statistics for Research explains statistical concepts in a straight-forward and accessible way using practical examples from a variety of disciplines. If you're looking for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to statistics with a guide to SPSS, this is the book for you! The new edition features: - Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis - A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design - Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs - An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics - End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice - A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and WebCT/Blackboard quizzes. This is the ideal textbook for any course in statistical methods across the health and social sciences and a perfect starter book for students, researchers and professionals alike.
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Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows

Advanced Techniques for the Beginner

Author: Andy P. Field

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761957553

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Andy Field draws on his experience of teaching advanced statistics to extend existing SPSS windows texts to a higher level. He covers ANOVA, MANOVA, logistic regression, comparing means tests and factor analysis.
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