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Your statistical consultant : answers to your data analysis questions
Author:
Newton, Rae R.
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Publication Information:
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, [1999]

©1999
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xxii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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ISBN:
9780803958227

9780803958234
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Book

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Do you ever feel at a loss on how to proceed with a particular set of data? Your Statistical Consultant can provide the answer. This comprehensive guide introduces, describes, and makes recommendations regarding difficult statistical problems and techniques. The authors discuss common problems by addressing frequently asked questions; provide a conceptual overview of topics and techniques; give accounts of such new-found topics as the debate over statistical significance, effect sizes and meta-analysis; and highlight and explain key terms and points.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Getting Started with Statistical Analysis
How Do I Prepare Data for Statistical Analysis?
How Do I Examine Data Prior to Analysis?
Part 2 The Logic of Statistical Analysis: Issues Regarding the Nature of Statistics and Statistical Tests
Traditional Approaches to Statistical Analysis and the Logic of Statistical Inference
Rethinking Traditional Paradigms
Power, Effect Size and Hypothesis Testing Alternatives
What Are the Assumptions of Statistical Testing?
How Do I Select the Appropriate Statistical Test?
Part 3 Issues Related to Variables and Their Distributions
How Do I Deal with Non-Normality, Missing Values and Outliers?
Types of Variables and Their Treatment in Statistical Analysis
Part 4 Understanding the Big Two: Major Questions About Analysis of Variance and Regression Analysis
Questions about Analysis of Variance
Questions about Multiple Regression Analysis
The Bigger Picture