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A Spectator Sport

Second Edition

July 1990 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Popular in its first edition with researchers and practitioners and widely adopted for undergraduate courses, the new second edition of Statistics: A Spectator Sport continues to give readers a conceptual understanding of statistics without complex statistical computations. Presuming no statistical background and beginning with the most fundamental methods for drawing statistical inferences to a variety of real-world applications, Jaeger clearly describes and illustrates statistical procedures.
Preface to the First Edition
Making Numbers Make Sense
Concepts of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
Some Fundamentals of Measurement
Can You Trust the Conclusions? (A Brief Digression on the Design of Research Studies)
Elements of Statistical Inference
Nuts and Bolts of Estimation
The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
Inferences Involving Averages
Inferences Involving Correlation Coefficients
Inferences Involving Statistical Independence
One-Way Analysis of Variance
Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Some Advanced Topics

"(This book) has become one of my favorite resources and references. I love reading it. . . it has improved my understanding of the concepts that had previously eluded me. Thank you for offering the definitive aid to understanding the world of statistics." 

Elaine R. Kersten
Doctoral Candidate, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Less emphasis on math underlying statistics; more emphasis on application and interpretation

Mr Bradford Reyns
Criminal Justice Program, Bowling Green State University
January 19, 2010

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