Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

ISBN-10: 1452277710
ISBN-13: 9781452277714
Edition: 5th 2014
Authors: Neil J. Salkind
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Description: Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, the text covers SPSS, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $89.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Author Neil J. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, the text covers SPSS, and includes reviews of more advanced techniques, such as reliability, validity, introductory non-parametric statistics, and more. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topics presented and points that reinforce major themes in the book. Finally, this new edition includes more examples than ever before, an expanded set of exercises at the end of each chapter, expanded data sets for Excel and SPSS, and a new Real World Stats feature which provides an applied example of the content covered in the chapter. New to the Fifth Edition A new chapter 10 on the one sample z test, offering a further introduction to inferential statistics More practice exercises at the end of each chapter, varying in their level of application, which use both the SPSS Version 19 and Excel 2010 data sets (available on the student study site) A revised appendix that covers SPSS version 19. A new appendix E with a refresher on basic arithmetic operations and accompanying exercises Rich pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topics presented and points that reinforce major themes in the book

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development. After teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and research in education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children's cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations, written more than 100 trade and textbooks, and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (SAGE), Theories of Human Development (SAGE), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to read, swim with the River City Sharks, letterpress print using 1820s technology, bake brownies (see the Excel version of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics for the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.

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