Statistics Plain and Simple

ISBN-10: 053464371X
ISBN-13: 9780534643713
Edition: 2005
Authors: Sherri Jackson
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Description: Sherri Jackson's straightforward, conversational introduction to statistics presents just what its title promises -- a plain-and-simple overview of statistics that is clear, concise, and sparing in its use of jargon. Ideal for behavioral sciences  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Sherri Jackson's straightforward, conversational introduction to statistics presents just what its title promises -- a plain-and-simple overview of statistics that is clear, concise, and sparing in its use of jargon. Ideal for behavioral sciences majors who need to grasp basic concepts quickly, Jackson's text is designed to quickly build students' confidence in understanding, calculating, and interpreting statistics. It instills a strong awareness of the interaction between statistical methods and research methods. It also provides a solid working knowledge of basic statistical cautions in research design, a strong understanding of the concept of significance, and the critical thinking skills necessary to apply these ideas. This paperback book's modular format (17 modules across 6 sections) chunks the material into small segments that make even difficult concepts manageable. Jackson shows why each new statistical technique is necessary before explaining it, and skillfully uses narrative to connect one module to the next. The end of each module features a summary review table, "Critical Thinking Check" items (with answers) review of key terms, and "Module Exercises" to help students master key concepts. At the end of each of the 6 sections, a detailed self-test lets students check their understanding of the concepts. These pedagogical features are a perfect complement to Jackson's narrative, as they serve to further build students' confidence with statistical ideas.

Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988 and currently serves as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences. At JU, she has won Excellence in Scholarship (2003), University Service (2004), and Teaching (2009) awards, the university-wide Professor of the Year Award in 2004, the Woman of the Year Award in 2005, and the Institutional Excellence Award in 2007. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include human reasoning and the teaching of psychology. She has published numerous articles in both areas. In 1997, she received a research grant from the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology (APA Division 2) to develop A Compendium of Introductory Psychology Textbooks 1997-2000. She is also the author of STATISTICS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2014), RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2015) and A CONCISE GUIDE TO STATISTICAL ANALYSES USING EXCEL, SPSS, AND THE TI-84 CALCULATOR (Cengage, 2013).

Introductory Module: Getting Started
Descriptive Statistics
Organizing Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variation
Standard Scores, the Standard Normal Distribution, and Percentile Ranks
Inferential Statistics I
Hypothesis Testing
Single-Sample z Test
Single-Sample t Test
Inferential Statistics II
The Two-Group t Test
Comparing More Than Two Groups
One-Way Randomized Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Inferential Statistics III
One-Way Repeated Measures ANOVA
Using Designs with More than One Independent Variable
Two-Way Randomized ANOVA
Correlational Procedures
Correlational Research
Correlation and Regression Analyses
Nonparametric Procedures
Chi-Square Tests
Wilcoxon Tests
Statistical Tables
Answers to Module and Section Summary Exercises
TI83 Exercises
Computational Supplement

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