Summary: The material in this user-friendly text is presented as simply as possible to ensure that students will gain a solid understanding of statistical procedures and analysis.
The goal of this book is to demystify and present statistics in a clear, cohesive manner. The student is presented with rules of evidence and the logic behind those rules. The book is divided into three major units: Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, and Advanced Topics in Inf ...show moreerential Statistics.
--Written in an easy-to-read, engaging literary style with many new and interesting examples to hold student interest.
--Includes definitions of key concepts in the glossary to prevent student confusion over terminology.
--Provides a convenient summary at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning.
--More than 400 problems and test questions throughout the text allow students to apply what they have learned.
--Introduces students to the language of research methodology and the basics of research reasoning (Ch. 9) prior to commencing work on any inferential techniques, such as the independent t or Pearson r.
--Provides methods for finding percentiles in Chapter 5. ...show less