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Statistics Without Tears A Primer for Non-Mathematicians

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ISBN-10: 0205395090

ISBN-13: 9780205395095

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Derek Rowntree

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Book details

List price: $27.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
How to Use This Book
Statistical Inquiry
Making Sense of Experience
What is Statistics?
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Collecting a Sample
Describing our Sample
Statistical Variables
Error, Accuracy, and Approximations
Summarizing our Data
Tables and Diagrams
Central Tendency (Averages). Measures of Dispersion
The Shape of a Distribution
Skewed Distributions
Introducing the Normal Distribution
Proportions Under the Normal Curve
Comparing Values
From Sample to Population
Estimates and Inferences
The Logic of Sampling
A Distribution of Sample-Means
Estimating the Population-Mean
Estimating Other Parameters
Comparing Samples
From the Same or Different Populations?
Significance Testing
The Significance of Significance
Comparing Dispersions
Non-Parametric Methods
Further Matters of Significance
One- Versus Two-Tailed Tests
Z-Tests and T-Tests
Comparing Several Means
Comparing Proportions
Analyzing Relationships
Paired Values
Three Kinds of Correlation
The Strength of a Correlation
The Significance of a Correlation Coefficient
Interpreting a Correlation Coefficient
Prediction and Regression
Postscript
Review
Caution