Statistics for People who (think They) Hate Statistics

Excel 2007 Edition

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412971020

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is the basis for this completely adapted Excel version. Author Neil J. Salkind presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate this book’s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Salkind begins the Excel version with a complete introduction to the software, and shows the students how to install the Excel Analysis ToolPak option (free) to earn access to a host of new and very useful analytical techniques. He then walks students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topic and set-off points that reinforce major themes. Finally, questions to chapter exercises, a complete glossary, and extensive Excel functionality are located at the back of the book.
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics Using R

Author: Neil J. Salkind,Leslie A. Shaw

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544324561

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

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Neil J. Salkind’s bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics has been helping ease student anxiety around an often intimidating subject since it first published in 2000. Now the bestselling SPSS® and Excel® versions are joined by a text for use with the R software, Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics Using R. New co-author Leslie A. Shaw carries forward Salkind’s signature humorous, personable, and informative approach as the text guides students in a grounding of statistical basics and R computing, and the application of statistics to research studies. The book covers various basic and advanced statistical procedures, from correlation and graph creation to analysis of variance, regression, non-parametric tests, and more.
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Basic Statistics for Trainers

Author: Jean Houston Shore

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562865986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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A basic knowledge of statistics allows trainers to make better decisions and understand data more fully. Presenting statistical data to stakeholders also helps you build a stronger business case for training. This issue demonstrates how to perform some basic statistical calculations and how to use statistics on the job.
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Creating and Verifying Data Sets with Excel

Author: Robert E. McGrath

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483359166

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Accurate data entry and analysis can be deceptively labor-intensive and time-consuming. Creating and Verifying Data Sets with Excel is a focused, easy-to-read guide that gives readers the wherewithal to make use of a remarkable set of data tools tucked within Excel—tools most researchers are entirely unaware of. Robert E. McGrath’s book is the first to focus exclusively on Excel as a data entry system. It incorporates a number of learning tools such as screenshots, text boxes that summarize key points, examples from across the social sciences, tips for creating professional-looking tables, and questions at the end of each chapter. Providing practical strategies to improve and ease the processes of data entry, creation and analysis, this step-by-step guide is a brief, but invaluable resource for both students and researchers. "I have been messing around with data for over 40 years, and I still learned useful techniques and tricks from this book. It will be invaluable for everyone doing data analysis, from novices to experts. I highly recommend it." —David L. Streiner, McMaster University “Excel has become a standard tool in the modern workplace. This well-written and accessible book covers foundational Excel data skills that are rarely taught directly in quantitative methods classes, but are essential for anyone who aspires to succeed in a data-driven environment.” —Kurt Taylor Gaubatz, Old Dominion University
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Quantitative Research Methods for Communication

A Hands-on Approach

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 537

View: 4875

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Conducting research can be one of the most fascinating--and intimidating--tasks for students and scholars. A relevant and accessible guide to quantitative research, Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach offers an innovative and insightful look at this complex subject. Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experience in the field of communication, authors Jason S. Wrench, Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, and James C. McCroskey have compiled their diverse, acclaimed work into one comprehensive volume. In clear, straightforward language, the authors encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process, giving them the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect, and present their research. Students are not only introduced to new skills, but they also have the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios. Beginning with a brief history of social science research, the text incorporates the following resources: * An introduction to the fundamentals of communication research, from library skills to basic mathematical concepts * An examination of the three most common techniques used in communication research: survey, content analysis, and experiment * A sophisticated analysis of sampling and hypothesis testing * A step-by-step introduction to statistical tools * Guided research assignments based on actual data-driven research questions * In-depth analyses of articles that feature statistical tests * A guide to presenting research findings, from delivering research papers at conferences to submitting original research for publication The text integrates rich pedagogical features throughout, including chapter objectives, case studies, data sheets, and lists of key terms. The accompanying CD-ROM offers many helpful tools, including ten articles originally published by the Eastern Communication Association and a Student Workbook. An invaluable resource for gathering and processing information in the twenty-first century, Quantitative Research Methods for Communication equips students with the skills--and confidence--to produce their own cutting-edge research.
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