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Statistics: A Gentle Introduction 3ed

Statistics: A Gentle Introduction 3ed

ISBN 9781412991711
Edition 3
Publication Date
Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Overview
With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction 3ed, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! This textbook has been specifically designed to curtail students' anxieties and minimise unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimises the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts..New to the Third EditionIncorporates SPSS throughout, with SPSS Lessons at end of chapters and plentiful screenshots for guidanceIncludes many more tables, figures, diagrams, and pictures, adding to the book's accessibilityUpdates coverage of effect sizes and confidence intervals to address the new reporting standards of the American Psychological AssociationSharpens theoretical discussions of a number of statistical concepts—such as levels of significance, degrees of freedom, and multiple comparison tests—based on reviewer and student feedbackKey FeaturesIncludes numerous examples that help make statistics engaging and relevant, helping students connect statistics to real-world researchFeatures a History Trivia box in each chapter, helping make statistics come to lifeProvides end-of-chapter exercises including Practice Problems and SPSS Lessons
Overview
With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction 3ed, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! This textbook has been specifically designed to curtail students' anxieties and minimise unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimises the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts..New to the Third EditionIncorporates SPSS throughout, with SPSS Lessons at end of chapters and plentiful screenshots for guidanceIncludes many more tables, figures, diagrams, and pictures, adding to the book's accessibilityUpdates coverage of effect sizes and confidence intervals to address the new reporting standards of the American Psychological AssociationSharpens theoretical discussions of a number of statistical concepts—such as levels of significance, degrees of freedom, and multiple comparison tests—based on reviewer and student feedbackKey FeaturesIncludes numerous examples that help make statistics engaging and relevant, helping students connect statistics to real-world researchFeatures a History Trivia box in each chapter, helping make statistics come to lifeProvides end-of-chapter exercises including Practice Problems and SPSS Lessons

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