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PDQ Statistics : PDQ Series - Geoffrey R. Norman

PDQ Statistics

PDQ Series

By: Geoffrey R. Norman (Editor), David L. Streiner (Editor)

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PDQ Statistics offers an expert overview of all major statistical methods, giving the reader a thorough understanding of statistics and how they are used in research articles. The book covers the major categories - variable and descriptive statistics, parametric statistics, non-parametric statistics, and multivariate statistics. The explanations are clear, succinct, and loaded with practical examples. This third edition includes new chapters on hierarchical and logistic regression, path analysis, and structural equation modeling. PDQ Statistics, Third Edition also helps the reader identify those statistical analyses with basic flaws in design or research. The book's attractive design and humorous writing style make the subject matter accessible and engaging.

Prefacep. vi
Introductionp. ix
Variables and Descriptive Statistics
Names and Numbers: Types of Variablesp. 1
Describing Datap. 5
Parametric Statistics
Statistical Inferencep. 14
Comparison of Means of Two Samples: The t Testp. 35
Comparison among Many Means: Analysis of Variancep. 41
Relationship between Interval and Ratio Variables: Linear and Multiple Regressionp. 53
Analysis of Covariancep. 62
Variations on Linear Regression: Logistic Regression, General Linear Model, and Hierarchical Linear Modelsp. 67
Time Series Analysisp. 78
Nonparametric Statistics
Nonparametric Tests of Significancep. 86
Nonparametric Measures of Associationp. 101
Advanced Nonparametric Methodsp. 113
Multivariate Statistics
Introduction to Multivariate Statisticsp. 126
Multivariate Analysis of Variancep. 130
Discriminant Function Analysisp. 136
Exploratory Factor Analysisp. 144
Path Analysis and Structural Equation Modelingp. 156
Cluster Analysisp. 177
Canonical Correlationp. 187
Reprisep. 193
Research Designsp. 205
Indexp. 210
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ISBN: 9781550092073
ISBN-10: 1550092073
Series: PDQ Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 30th December 2002
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 12.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised