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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Fifth Edition

A straightforward, but serious, and often humorous approach to learning statistics.

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December 2013 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is now in its Fifth Edition and now also available in an interactive eBook edition!

Lecturers - contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs or to request an inspection copy.

Continuing its hallmark use of humour, this text helps students develop an understanding of an often intimidating and difficult subject with an approach that is informative, personable, and clear. Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, the book covers SPSS and includes reviews of more advanced techniques, such as reliability, validity, and introductory non-parametric statistics. The new Fifth Edition offers more examples than ever before, and a new Real World Stats feature at the end of each chapter.

Interactive eBook Edition available!
The interactive eBook edition features animations of figures in the book, step-by-step videos that demonstrate how to carry out various procedures, data sets that are clickable right from the book pages, quick quizzes, video clips of the author talking about statistics in everyday life, and much more to help students boost their confidence with statistics. The interactive eBook is available for FREE when purchased as a bundle using ISBN 9781483344201 and provides 180 day access.

Click here to see a video walk-through of the rich Interactive eBook features.

Click here to view a sample chapter from the Interactive eBook.

 
PART I. YIPPEE! I'M IN STATISTICS
 
1. Statistics or Sadistics? It's Up to You
 
PART II. SIGMA FREUD AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
 
2. Means to an End: Computing and Understanding Averages
 
3. Vive la Difference: Understanding Variability
 
4. A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words
 
5. Ice Cream and Crime: Correlation Coefficients
 
6. Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity
 
PART III. TAKING CHANCES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
 
7. Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions
 
8. Are Your Curves Normal? Probability and Why It Counts
 
PART IV. SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENCE: USING INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
 
9. Significantly Significant: What It Means for You and Me
 
10. Only the Lonely: The One-Sample z Test
 
11. t(ea) for Two: Tests Between the Means of Different Groups
 
12. t(ea) for Two (Again): Tests Between the Means of Related Groups
 
13. Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
 
14. Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance
 
15. Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
 
16. Predicting Who'll Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression
 
17. What to Do When You're Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
 
18. Some Other (Important) Statistical Problems You Should Know About
 
19. A Statistical Software Sampler
 
PART V. TEN THINGS YOU'LL WANT TO KNOW AND REMEMBER
 
20. The Ten (or More) Best Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
 
21. The Ten Commandments of Data Collection
 
Appendix A. SPSS in Less Than 30 Minutes
 
Appendix B. Tables
 
Appendix C. Data Sets
 
Appendix D. Answers to Practice Questions
 
Appendix E. Math: Just the Basics

Supplements

Instructor Site

Calling all instructors!
It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site at www.sagepub.com/salkind5e for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Salkind’s Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, Fifth Edition. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • The Instructor Teaching Site includes data sets for exercises in the book.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Chapter-specific discussion questions help launch classroom interaction by prompting students to engage with the material and by reinforcing important content. 
  • Carefully selected, web-based video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Student Study Site

 

 

Use the Student Study Site to get the most out of your course!
Our Student Study Site at www.sagepub.com/salkind5e is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features, including something no other publisher offers: SAGE Journal articles!

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Datasets, available in both Excel and SPSS, allow students to practice and answer end-of-chapter questions.
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources direct you to useful and current web resources, along with creative activities to extend and reinforce learning or allow for further research on important chapter topics. 
  • Watch videos of the author discussing the material.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.

“The author has a wonderful way of taking complex material and presenting it to an already anxiety-filled audience in a manner that not only sets students’ nerves at ease but facilitates their learning to apply the material in useful ways. This text should be required reading in all beginning-level stats classes if for no other reason than to build confidence in the students.”

Christopher J. Maglio
Truman State University

“There is no extraneous information in the text. It's what students need to know, presented in a way that does not intimidate.”

Adriana Buliga-Stoian
Mount Mercy University

“The word statistics is often seen as a nasty word to social scientists but Salkind deals with that and makes it somewhat enjoyable for the students and an absolute joy for the instructors.”

Dr. David F. Nicholson
Ferrum College

“It is easy to follow and great for learning . . . My students absolutely love the book.”

Soomi Lee
University of La Verne

“I truly think this is the best statistics book I have encountered."

Daniel R. Block
Chicago State University

The writing style is exceptionally student friendly. Regarding the range of topics and the depth the book is right on target. I have been teaching for 30 years and this volume is one of the best I have ever seen.

William McCown
Psychology Dept, Univ Of Louisiana-Monroe
August 7, 2016

Very accessible for students! Love all the supplemental materials too.

Dr Taryn VanderPyl
Sociology Anthropology Dept, Pacific University
May 24, 2016

Easily comprehensive for undergraduate students.

Dr BOCHI MCKINNEY
Health , California Baptist University
February 3, 2016

I really enjoyed how this text put statistics an easy to read and accessible format for students.

Professor Kameron C Manley
School Of Social Work, Boise State University
October 5, 2015

Good text for student understanding.

Dr Aisha Lowe
Education, William Jessup University
July 27, 2015

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