Statistics for the Terrified

ISBN-10: 0205004067

ISBN-13: 9780205004065

Edition: 5th 2011

Authors: John H. Kranzler
List price: $83.80
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Description: User-friendly and engaging introduction to elementary statistics.Written in a personal and informal style, this book helps readers make the leap from apprehension to comprehension of elementary statistics. Statistics For The Terrified , 5e is intended as a supplemental text for undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics and research methods, As a refresher for students who have already taken a statistics course, or as a primer for new students of elementary statistics.Millions of people have math anxiety- yet this is rarely taken into consideration in textbooks on statistics. This book presents self-help strategies that help people manage their math anxiety so they can relax and build confidence while learning statistics. After covering the essentials required For The journey into statistics, The remainder of the book presents an introduction to elementary statistics with a great deal of encouragement, support, step-by-step assistance, and numerous concrete examples, without lengthy theoretical discussions.

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Book details

List price: $83.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726

Preface
Essentials for Statistics
Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics
Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics
Overcoming Math Anxiety
How to Deal with Math Anxiety
Basic Math Review
Positive and Negative Numbers
Fractions
Decimals and Percents
Exponents and Roots
Order of Computation
Summation
Answers to Example Problems
Describing Univariate Data
Frequency Distributions
Variables
Scales of Measurement
Frequency Distributions
Graphing Data
The Normal Curve
Problems
Answers to Problems
Descriptive Statistics
Measures of Central Tendency
Selecting a Measure of Central Tendency
Measures of Variability
Problems
Answers to Problems
The Normal Curve
What Is the Normal Curve?
Proportions of Scores Under the Normal Curve
Problems
Answers to Problems
Percentiles and Standard Scores
Percentiles
Standard Scores
Other Standard Scores
Converting Standard Scores to Percentiles
A Word of Caution
Problems
Answers to Problems
Correlation Coefficients and Linear Regression
Correlation Coefficients
Correlation Coefficients
Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
Interpreting Correlation Coefficients
Other Methods of Correlation
Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient
Problems
Answers to Problems
Linear Regression
Regression Equations
Standard Error of the Estimate
Problems
Answers to Problems
Inferential Statistics
Introduction to Inferential Statistics
The Sampling Experiment
Sample Values (Statistics) and Population Values (Parameters)
The Null Hypothesis
Type I and Type II Errors
Statistical Significance and Type I Error
Problems
Answers to Problems
The t Test
The t Test for Independent Samples
Formulas for the t Test for Independent Samples
The Critical Value of t: t<sub>crit</sub>
Requirements for Using the f Test for Independent Samples
The t Test for Dependent (Matched) Samples
Directional Versus Nondirectional Tests
Problems
Answers to Problems
Analysis of Variance (Anova)
Computation Steps
Strength of Association
Post hoc Analyses
The Scheff� Method of Post hoc Analysis
Problems
Answers to Problems
Additional Topics: Nonparametric Statistics and Using Statistical Software Programs
Nonparametric Statistics: Chi-Square
One-Way Test of Chi-Square
Yates' Correction for Continuity
A Bit More
Problems
Answers to Problems
How to Use SPSS
Starting SPSS
Basic Steps in Data Analysis
Finding Help in SPSS
Postscript
Appendices
Proportions of Area Under the Normal Curve
Table of Random Numbers
Critical Values of t
Critical Values of F
Critical Values of Chi-Squared
Glossary of Formulas
Index
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