xxv, 481 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
PART I: YIPPEE! I'M IN STATISTICS!
Chapter 1: Statistics or Sadistics? It's Up to You
PART II: ΣIGMA FREUD AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Chapter 2: Computing and Understanding Averages: Means to an End
Chapter 3: Understanding Variability: Vive La Différence
Chapter 4: Creating Graphs: A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousands Words
Chapter 5: Computing Correlation Coefficients: Ice Cream and Crime
Chapter 6: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity: Just the Truth
PART III: TAKING CHANCES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
Chapter 7: Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions
Chapter 8: Probability and Why It Counts: Fun With a Bell-Shaped Curve
PART IV: SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT: USING INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Chapter 9: Significantly Significant: What It Means for You and Me
Chapter 10: The One-Sample z Test: Only the Lonely
Chapter 11: t(ea) for Two: Tests Between the Means of Different Groups
Chapter 12: t(ea) for Two (Again): Tests Between the Means of Related Groups
Chapter 13: Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14: Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance - A Brief Introduction
Chapter 15: Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient: Cousins or Just Good Friends?
Chapter 16: Using Linear Regression: Predicting the Future
PART V: MORE STATISTICS! MORE TOOLS! MORE FUN!
Chapter 17: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests: What to Do When You're Not Normal
Chapter 18: Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
Chapter 19: Data Mining: An Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your BIG Data
Appendix A: SPSS Statistics in Less Than 30 Minutes
Appendix B: Tables
Appendix C: Data Sets
Appendix D: Answers to Practice Questions
Appendix E: Math: Just the Basics
Appendix F: A Statistical Software Sampler
Appendix G: The 10 (or More) Best (and Most Fun) Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
Appendix H: The 10 Commandments of Data Collection
Appendix I: The Reward: The Brownie Recipe
Now in its Seventh Edition, Neil J. Salkind's best-selling 'Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics', with new co-author Bruce B. Frey, eases student anxiety about about an often-intimidating subject with a humorous, personable, and informative approach. With instruction in SPSS, the authors guide students through basic and advanced statistical procedures, from correlation and graph creation to analysis of variance, regression, nonparametric tests, and more. This edition includes new real-world examples, additional coverage on multiple regression and power and effect size, and robust resources that include a study guide and an interactive eBook with video tutorials and animations of key concepts. In the end, students who (think they) hate statistics will understand how to explain the results of many statistical analyses and won't be intimidated by basic statistical tasks.
Frey, Bruce B., author.