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Statistics Alive! - 2nd Edition - Wendy J. Steinberg

Statistics Alive! - 2nd Edition

Paperback Published: 15th July 2010
ISBN: 9781412979504
Number Of Pages: 632

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Presented in short, digestible modules and written in a conversational tone, Statistics Alive! is an enjoyable read. Author Wendy J. Steinberg shows students the underlying logic to what they are learning and includes well-crafted practice and self-check features to help ensure that new knowledge sticks. She covers theory intuitively without sacrificing the rigor of the overall text.

Key Features

  • Presents the content in short modules, which allows students to master the material more easily and allows instructors more flexibility in the assignment of material
  • Designed in a "lay-flat" paperback format that makes doing assignments from the book easier for the student
  • Contains learning objectives and "Check Yourself!" questions that serve as guideposts that students can use to orient themselves and assess their readiness to move on and tackle new material
  • Offers practice exercises throughout the text, in the student study guide, and online that provide students with ample opportunityto master concepts and formulas
  • Produced in an attractive two-color format

"Steinberg presents this statistics treatment in a conversational manner that is generally understandable and illustrated through clear examples." -- N.W. Schillow "Choice Magazine" (08/07/2008)

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Supplemental Material for Use With Statistics Alive!
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preliminary Information: "First Things First"
Math Review, Vocabulary, and Symbols
Measurement Scales
Tables and Graphs: "On Display"
Frequency and Percentile Tables
Graphs and Plots
Central Tendency: "Bull's-Eye"
Mode, Median, and Mean
Dispersion: "From Here To Eternity"
Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation
The Normal Curve and Standard Scores: "What's the Score?"
Percent Area and the Normal Curve
z Scores
Score Transformations and Their Effects
Probability: "Odds Are"
Probability Definitions and Theorems
The Binomial Distribution
Inferential Theory: "Of Truth and Relativity"
Sampling, Variables, and Hypotheses
Errors and Significance
The z Score as a Hypothesis Test
The One-Sample Test: "Are They From Our Part of Town?"
Standard Error of the Mean
Normal Deviate Z Test
One-Sample t Test
Interpreting and Reporting One-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
The Two-Sample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours"
Standard Error of the Difference Between the Means
t Test With Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
t test With Unequal Sample Sizes
t Test With Related Samples
Interpreting and Reporting Two-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
The Multisample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours or Theirs"
ANOVA Logic: Sums of Squares, Partitioning, and mean Squares
One-Way ANOVA: Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
Post Hoc Tests: "So Who's Responsible?"
Turkey HSD Test
Scheffé Test
More Than One Idependent Variable: "Double Dutch Jump Rope"
Main Effects and Interaction Effects
Factorial ANOVA
Nonparametric Statistics: "Without Form or Void"
One-Variable Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
Two-Variable Chi-Square: Test of Independence
Effect Size and Power: "How Much Is Enough?"
Measures of Effect Size
Power and the Factors Effecting It
Correlation: "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"
Relationship Strength and Direction
Pearson r
Correlation Pitfalls
Linear Prediction: "You're So Predictable"
Linear Prediction
Standard Error of Prediction
Introduction to Multiple Regression
Review: "Say It Again, Sam"
Selecting the Appropriate Analysis
Normal Curve Table
Binomial Table
t Table
F Table (ANOVA)
Studentized Range Statistic (for Tukey HSD)
Chi-Square Table
Correlation Table
Odd Solutions Texbook Exercises
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781412979504
ISBN-10: 1412979501
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 15th July 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.32
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised