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Exercising Essential Statistics

3rd Edition
  • Evan Berman - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Xiaohu Wang - City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, University of Central Florida, USA

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© 2012 | 192 pages | CQ Press
With new critical thinking questions, data-based exercises, tips on data presentation, and suggested reading lists, this workbook gets students comfortable applying each technique. Helpful software primers on SPSS and Excel provide essential skills. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available in SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, Stata, and Excel).
 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Why Statistics for Public Managers and Analysts?
 
PART TWO: RESEARCH METHODS
 
Research Design
 
Conceptualization and Measurement
 
Measuring and Managing Performance: Present and Future
 
Data Collection
 
PART THREE: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
 
Central Tendency
 
Measures of Dispersion
 
Contingency Tables
 
Getting Results
 
PART FOUR: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
 
Hypothesis Testing with Chi-square
 
Measures of Association
 
The T-test
 
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
 
Simple Regression
 
Multiple Regression
 
PART FIVE: FURTHER STATISTICS
 
Logistic Regression
 
Time Series Analysis
 
Survey of Other Techniques
 
Appendix: Statistical Tables

Clear language perfect for early graduate students.

Dr RACHEL EMAS
Public Administration Dept, Rutgers University-Newark
August 11, 2016

This text is essential reading for every student research project as it provides the hands-on focus and experimentation in a variety statistical analysis methods.

These skills and appraoches are so often not taught formally within HE expect to facilitate PhD research and many undergraduate and postgraduate students miss out on this understanding.

The structured approach of this text make it an ideal teching and learning resource.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
April 10, 2013

This book is very useful for public health students, it simplify the statistics. I would highly recommend it for those who have basic knowledge in statistics.

Dr Maryam Ba-Break
Nuffield Ctr for Int'l Health & Dev, Leeds University
July 31, 2012

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