'The author must be congratulated for a very clear, pithy and useful book on statistics...What is unique and makes the book cogent and valuable is the versatile way in which concepts are introduced and illustrated, with many examples selected with great precision' - Journal of Biosocial Science Doing statistics for the first time? 'Don't panic', says Fred Coolidge. He shows how statistics needn't be difficult or dull. He likens the role of the statistician to a detective, searching for clues to causation at the scene of a crime. He minimises the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes practical assignments. The book contains a wealth of real-world examples that give students a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Frederick L. Coolidge
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
Dimensions: Width: 18.70cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 23.20cm
ISBN 10: 1412991714
Publication Date: 17 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Tertiary & Higher Education
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Table of ContentsPreface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. A Gentle Introduction 2. Descriptive Statistics: Understanding Distributions of Numbers 3. Statistical Parameters: Measures of Central Tendency and Variation 4. Standard Scores, the Z Distribution, and Hypothesis Testing 5. Inferential Statistics: The Controlled Experiment, Hypothesis Testing, and the z Distribution 6. An Introduction to Correlation and Regression 7. The t Test for Independent Groups 8. The t Test for Dependent Groups 9. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): One-Factor Completely Randomized Design 10. After a Significant Analysis of Variance: Multiple Comparison Tests 11. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): One-Factor Repeated-Measures Design 12. Analysis of Variance: Two-Factor Completely Randomized Design 13. Post Hoc Analysis of Factorial ANOVA 14. Factorial ANOVA: Additional Designs 15. Nonparametric Statistics: The Chi-Square Test 16. Other Statistical Parameters and Tests Appendix A: z Distribution Appendix B: t Distribution Appendix C: Spearman's Correlation Appendix D: The Chi-Square Distribution Appendix E: F Distribution Appendix F: Tukey's Table References Index
The approach is right on making statistics approachable and learnable, rather than a barrier to a student s further education. --Gerry Dizinno
The approach is 'right on,-making statistics approachable and learnable, rather than a barrier to a student,s further education. -- Gerry Dizinno 20111102 Coolidge makes understanding statistics a fairly simple task, with clear examples, anecdotes, and analogies. -- Evita G. Bynum 20111102 It is a very engaging book which incorporates humor along with clear presentation of statistical concepts. It is not as intimidating as some other texts. It incorporates research methods concepts skillfully. -- Naureen Bhullar 20111102 The author provides practical application of statistics to real problems to be solved. -- Karen H. Frith 20111102 I believe tone and more elementary explanations are what makes this text a very good tool especially for students who are required to take statistics but not anxious to take statistics. -- Marcia Ditmyer 20111102 I think the author did a great job for updating his textbook. I believe that the last edition was a fairly friendly textbook for students in undergraduate introductory statistics, but the update makes this textbook even friendlier. -- Hisanori Kobayashi 20111102 I like the conversational writing style and fascinating examples. The background information about important figures in the history and development of statistics separates this text from most others. The SPSS instructions are clear and easy to follow and the interpretation of the SPSS output is excellent. -- Marilyn Gibbons-Arhelger 20111102
Frederick L. Coolidge (Ph.D.) received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Florida. He completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. He has been awarded three Fulbright Fellowships to India (1987, 1992, and 2005). He has also won three teaching awards at the University of Colorado (1984, 1987, and 1992), including the lifetime title of University of Colorado Presidential Teaching Scholar. In 2005, he received the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences' Outstanding Research and Creative Works award. Dr. Coolidge conducts research in behavioral genetics and has established the strong heritability of gender identity and gender identity disorder. He also conducts research in lifespan personality assessment and has established the reliability of posthumous personality evaluations, and also applies cognitive models of thinking and language to explain evolutionary changes in the archaeological record.
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