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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (International Student Edition)

Sixth Edition


September 2016 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback*

Help your students succeed in statistics with this easy-to-understand and informative best seller!

 

The Sixth Edition of Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (International Student Edition) promises to ease student anxiety around an often intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach. Salkind guides students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance.

 

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  • A new chapter on data mining using SPSS gives a brief introduction to this vast topic for students to consider in their studies.
  • New practice exercises vary in their level of application and help students master techniques and procedures.
  • A supplemental study guide includes more examples and exercises for even more hands-on practice.
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  • A free interactive eBook is available with the text to expand the learning experience, and includes new demonstration videos recorded with the author.

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PART 1: YIPPEE! I'M IN STATISTICS
 
Chapter 1: Statistics or Sadistics? it's Up to You
 
PART 2: SIGMA FREUD AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
 
Chapter 2: Means to an End - Computing and Understanding Averages
 
Chapter 3: Vive la Difference - Understanding Variability
 
Chapter 4: A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words
 
Chapter 5: Ice Cream and Crime - Computing Correlation Coefficients
 
Chapter 6: Just the Truth - An Introduction to Understanding Reliabilty and Validity
 
PART 3: TAKING CHANCES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
 
Chapter 7: Hypotheticals and You - Testing Your Questions
 
Chapter 8: Are Your Curves Normal? Probablity and Why It Counts
 
PART 4: SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT : USING INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
 
Chapter 9: Significantly Significant - What it Means for You and Me
 
Chapter 10: Only the Lonely - The One-Sample Z-Test
 
Chapter 11: t(ea) for Two - Between the Means of Different Groups
 
Chapter 12: t(ea) for Two (Again) - Tests Between the Means of Realted Groups
 
Chapter 13: Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
 
Chapter 14: Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance - A Brief Introduction
 
Chapter 15: Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
 
Chapter 16: Predicting Who'll Win the Super Bowl - Using Linear Regression
 
PART 5: MORE STATISTICS! MORE TOOLS! MORE FUN!
 
Chapter 17: What to Do When You're Not Normal - Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
 
Chapter 18: Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
 
Chapter 19: Data Mining - An Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your BIG Data
 
Chapter 20: A Statistical Software Sampler
 
PART 6: TEN THINGS (TIMES TWO) YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW AND REMEMBER
 
Chapter 21: The 10 (or More) Best (and Most Fun) Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
 
Chapter 22: The Ten Commandments of Data Collection

Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics really makes students learn and enjoy statistics and research in general. Students especially like the Ten Commandments and Internet Sites.

Professor Valarie Janesick
Unviersity of South Florida

Salkind's book is in a class by itself. It is easily the best book of its kind that I have come across. I enthusiastically recommended it for anyone interested in the subject and even (and especially) for those who aren't!

Russ Shafer-Landau
Unviersity of Wisconsin

Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics is definitely the right book for people who have to overcome that familiar anxious feeling when opening a standard statistics book and who having finally managed to do so are still not able to make much sense of it all. The book by Salkind is easy and pleasant to read and one that hardly needs any pre-knowledge of the field to be able to follow the author's train of thoughts. Salkind has managed to bring statistics home to people who hate statistics or though they did.

Dr Andrea Winkler
Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital, London
Statistical Methods in Medical Research

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