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Statistics for the terrified
Kranzler, Gerald.
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Second edition.
Publication Information:
Uppder Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [1999]

Physical Description:
x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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QA276.12 .K73 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book offers reluctant, math-phobic students a unique blend of humour and common sense in a brief introduction to statistics for the social sciences. The objective of the book is two-fold: (1) to give students an understanding of the concepts and computations of basic statistics, and (2) to train students to overcome math anxiety and avoidance responses that interfere with learning. *NEW-Presents a stronger emphasis on magnitude of effect, not just on statistical significance. *NEW-Includes many new and/or improved problems throughout. *NEW-Features a totally new section on 2-way ANOVA. *NEW-Features a wealth of new material integrated throughout each chapter. FEATURES *Offers a down-to-earth, common-sense approach to statistics geared to students who are new to the topic and/or have had problems with math or numbers in general. *Uses humor throughout the text as a way of calming student fears and lessening their resistance to the subject matter. *Concept explanations assume no prior exposure to the subject. *Offers an appendix that deals matter-of-factly and specifically with techniques useful in overcoming math anxiety as well as an appendix of basic math facts. *Covers basic

Table of Contents

Section I Essentials for Statistics
1 Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics
2 Overcoming Math Anxiety
3 How to Use SPSS
Section II Describing Univariate Data
4 Frequency Distributions
5 Descriptive Statistics
6 The Normal Curve
7 Percentiles and Standard Scores
Section III Correlation Coefficients and Linear Regression
8 Correlation Coefficients
9 Linear Regression
Section IV Inferential Statistics
10 Introduction to Inferential Statistics
11 The t Test
12 Analysis of Variance
13 Non-parametric Statistics: Chi-square
14 Postscript
A Basic Math Concepts
B Proportions of Area under the Normal Curve
C Random Selection