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Practical Statistics for Students

Practical Statistics for Students
An Introductory Text

September 1996 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This bestselling textbook is designed to help students understand parametric and nonparametric statistical methods so that they can tackle research problems successfully. By working through this book carefully and systematically, those who may not have a strong background in mathematics will gain a thorough grasp of the most widely used statistical methods in the social sciences.

Measurement Concepts
Classifying Data
Presenting Data
Measuring Typical Achievement
Measuring Variations in Achievement
Measuring Relative Achievement
Measuring Association
Regression Analysis
Inferential Statistics
Choosing an Appropriate Test
Design 1
One Group Design: Single Observations on One Variable

Design 2
One Group Design: One Observation per Subject on Each of Two or More Variables

Design 3
One Group Design: Repeated Observations on the Same Subjects under Two Conditions or before and after Treatment

Design 4
One Group - Multi-Treatment (trials): Treatments as Independent Variable

Design 5
Two Group Designs: Static Comparisons on One or More Variables

Design 6
Multi- Group Design: More than Two Groups, One Single Variable

Design 7
Multivariate Analysis. Factorial Designs - The Effect of Two Independent Variables on the Dependent Variable; (a) No Repeated Measures on Factors

Design 8
Factorial Designs - The Effect of Two Independent Variables on the Dependent Variable; (b) Repeated Measures on ONE Factor

Factorial Designs
The Effect of Two Independent Variables on the Dependent Variable; (c) Repeated Measures on BOTH Factors


This text is highly recommended for students studying statistics in applied sciences as it makes use of the formulae that are used in the syllabus and is written very well.

Mr Allister Smith
Science and Technology, Adam Smith College
December 5, 2011

Unfortunately the language is too complicated for our non-native English speakers.

Ms Ellen Rana
Business Administration , Koblenz Univerity of Applied Sciences
February 2, 2011

This book will be useful for me to use as a resource with the few students who really want to know about how the statistics work. It is too mathematical for most of my applied social science students who will not have studied mathematics beyond GCSE grade B tier.

Dr Beverley Hale
Sport and Exercise Science, Chichester University
July 22, 2010

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