Statistics: A Gentle Introduction

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge,Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991714

Category: Computers

Page: 458

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With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! Frederick L. Coolidge specifically designed his text to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.
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Statistics

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483307085

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! Frederick L. Coolidge specifically designed his text to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.
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Using Statistics: A Gentle Introduction

A Gentle Guide

Author: Rugg, Gordon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222188

Category: Education

Page: 137

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An introduction to statistics covers the concepts measurement theory, descriptive statistics, knowlege reprensentation, probability theory, correlations, and parametric statistics.
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Statistics

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick L Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9780761954859

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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Doing statistics for the first time? (`Don't panic'), says Fred Coolidge. He shows how statistics needn't be difficult or dull. He likens the role of the statistician to a detective, searching for clues to causation at the scene of a crime. He minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes practical assignments. The book contains a wealth of real-world examples that give students a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in.
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Statistics

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN: 9781412924948

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

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A guide covering the basics of statistics provides information on such topics as standard scores, hypothesis testing, inferential statistics, functional analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics.
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A Gentle Introduction to Statistics Using SAS Studio (Hardcover edition)

Author: Ron Cody

Publisher: SAS Institute

ISBN: 1642955345

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 8791

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Point and click your way to performing statistics! Many people are intimidated by learning statistics, but A Gentle Introduction to Statistics Using SAS Studio is here to help. Whether you need to perform statistical analysis for a project or, perhaps, for a course in education, psychology, sociology, economics, or any other field that requires basic statistical skills, this book teaches the fundamentals of statistics, from designing your experiment through calculating logistic regressions. Serving as an introduction to many common statistical tests and principles, it explains concepts in a non-technical way with little math and very few formulas. Once the basic statistical concepts are covered, the book then demonstrates how to use them with SAS Studio and SAS University Edition’s easy point-and-click interface. Topics included in this book are: How to install and use SAS University Edition Descriptive statistics One-sample tests T tests (for independent or paired samples) One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) N-way ANOVA Correlation analysis Simple and multiple linear regression Binary logistic regression Categorical data, including two-way tables and chi-square Power and sample size calculations Questions are provided to test your knowledge and practice your skills.
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A Gentle Introduction to Stata

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180092

Category: Computers

Page: 289

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Providing the basic collection of statistical procedures used by social scientists, A Gentle Introduction to Stata presents the fundamental tools to learn Stata. The book begins with showing how to enter and manage data as well as perform basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. It then examines standard statistical procedures from a t test, nonparametric tests, measures of association, multiple regression, and logical regression. The book ends with guidelines for future work and advanced topics. This learning source is an excellent introduction for those with little statistical software experience while also a useful reference for more knowledgeable statisticians by offering a detailed index of commands.
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A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Edition

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180432

Category: Computers

Page: 333

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Updated to reflect the new features of Stata 11, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Third Edition continues to help new Stata users become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a data set as well as perform fundamental statistical analyses. New to the Third Edition A new chapter on the analysis of missing data and the use of multiple-imputation methods Extensive revision of the chapter on ANOVA Additional material on the application of power analysis The book covers data management; good work habits, including the use of basic do-files; basic exploratory statistics, including graphical displays; and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools, such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion. Rather than splitting these topics by their Stata implementation, the material on graphics and postestimation are woven into the text in a natural fashion. The author teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of do-files. Each chapter includes exercises and real data sets are used throughout.
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A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Edition

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181426

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

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A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Edition is for people who need to learn Stata but who may not have a strong background in statistics or prior experience with statistical software packages. After working through this book, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a dataset, and perform fundamental statistical analyses. This book is organized like the unfolding of a research project. You begin by learning how to enter and manage data and how to do basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. Then you learn how to perform standard statistical procedures from t tests, nonparametric tests, and measures of association through ANOVA, multiple regression, and logistic regression. Readers who have experience with another statistical package may benefit more by reading chapters selectively and referring to this book as needed. The fourth edition has incorporated numerous changes that were new with Stata 13. Coverage of the marginsplot command has expanded. This simplifies the construction of compelling graphs. There is a new chapter showing how to estimate path models using the sem (structural equation modeling) command. Menus have been updated, and several minor changes and corrections have been included based on suggestions from readers.
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Missing Data

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Patrick E. McKnight,Katherine M. McKnight,Souraya Sidani,Aurelio Jos‚ Figueredo

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238205

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

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While most books on missing data focus on applying sophisticated statistical techniques to deal with the problem after it has occurred, this volume provides a methodology for the control and prevention of missing data. In clear, nontechnical language, the authors help the reader understand the different types of missing data and their implications for the reliability, validity, and generalizability of a study’s conclusions. They provide practical recommendations for designing studies that decrease the likelihood of missing data, and for addressing this important issue when reporting study results. When statistical remedies are needed--such as deletion procedures, augmentation methods, and single imputation and multiple imputation procedures--the book also explains how to make sound decisions about their use. Patrick E. McKnight's website offers a periodically updated annotated bibliography on missing data and links to other Web resources that address missing data.
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