Statistics Explained

An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists

Author: Steve McKillup

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502948

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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An understanding of statistics and experimental design is essential for life science studies, but many students lack a mathematical background and some even dread taking an introductory statistics course. Using a refreshingly clear and encouraging reader-friendly approach, this book helps students understand how to choose, carry out, interpret and report the results of complex statistical analyses, critically evaluate the design of experiments and proceed to more advanced material. Taking a straightforward conceptual approach, it is specifically designed to foster understanding, demystify difficult concepts and encourage the unsure. Even complex topics are explained clearly, using a pictorial approach with a minimum of formulae and terminology. Examples of tests included throughout are kept simple by using small data sets. In addition, end-of-chapter exercises, new to this edition, allow self-testing. Handy diagnostic tables help students choose the right test for their work and remain a useful refresher tool for postgraduates.

Statistics Explained

A Guide for Social Science Students

Author: Perry R. Hinton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415102865

Category: Psychometrics

Page: 322

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This text outlines the major statistical tests used by undergraduates in the social sciences. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of how and why they are used and aims to make statistics much less mysterious.

Statistics Explained

Author: Perry Roy Hinton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415332842

Category: Psychology

Page: 379

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Statistics Explained clearly outlines the major statistical tests used by undergraduates in the social sciences. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of how and why they are used and makes statistics much less mysterious. This book: Is a simple introduction to the jargon Shows you when to be sceptical about statistics Guides you in using computers in statistical analysis. Statistics Explained can be dipped into so that readers can see why a specific analytical procedure was developed and what it is best used for. Readers can also analyse their own data by following the worked examples provided. People who understand statistics are not unusual. Anyone can do it. In this book, Perry Hinton shows that statistics can be a logical and helpful tool to all of us in deciding answers to our research questions. Statistics Explained will be warmly welcomed by students at all levels, and by the lecturers who struggle to teach them.

Basics of Statistics Explained

Author: Can Akdeniz

Publisher: Can Akdeniz

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 42

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What do you know about statistics? Are you a business student? Are you a manager of some company? Do you want to be an Economist? If yes, this course if for you. Principles of Statistics are the basics of Economics. Most of the times, people find such course very boring and difficult. In fact, Statistic is really a boring thing. In this book, you will witness that the whole course is detailed in an easy to read and easy to understand way. While having a cup of tea, study it and get to know all about the principles of statistics. In simple words, it is a complete course that will help you in understanding the principles of statistics. What you’ll learn in this book: Basics of Statistics Population and Sample Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Variables Measures of Center Measures of Variation Standard Deviation Organization of Data What is Estimation? Hypothesis Testing Summarization of Bivariate Data

Statistics Explained

A Guide for Social Science Students, 2nd Edition

Author: Perry Hinton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203496787

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Statistics Explained clearly outlines the major statistical tests used by undergraduates in the social sciences. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of how and why they are used and makes statistics much less mysterious. This book: Is a simple introduction to the jargon Shows you when to be sceptical about statistics Guides you in using computers in statistical analysis. Statistics Explained can be dipped into so that readers can see why a specific analytical procedure was developed and what it is best used for. Readers can also analyse their own data by following the worked examples provided. People who understand statistics are not unusual. Anyone can do it. In this book, Perry Hinton shows that statistics can be a logical and helpful tool to all of us in deciding answers to our research questions. Statistics Explained will be warmly welcomed by students at all levels, and by the lecturers who struggle to teach them.

SPSS Explained

Author: Perry R. Hinton,Isabella McMurray,Charlotte Brownlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317753119

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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SPSS Explained provides the student with all that they need to undertake statistical analysis using SPSS. It combines a step-by-step approach to each procedure with easy to follow screenshots at each stage of the process. A number of other helpful features are provided: regular advice boxes with tips specific to each test explanations divided into ‘essential’ and ‘advanced’ sections to suit readers at different levels frequently asked questions at the end of each chapter. The first edition of this popular book has been fully updated for IBM SPSS version 21 and also includes: chapters that explain bootstrapping and how this is used an introduction to binary logistic regression coverage of new features such as Chart Builder. Presented in full colour and with a fresh, reader-friendly layout, this fully updated new edition also comes with a companion website featuring an array of supplementary resources for students. The authors have many years of experience in teaching SPSS to students from a wide range of disciplines. Their understanding of SPSS users’ concerns, as well as a knowledge of the type of questions students ask, form the foundation of this book. Minimal prior knowledge is assumed, so the book is well designed for the novice user, but it will also be a useful reference source for those developing their own expertise in SPSS. It is suitable for all students who need to do statistical analysis using SPSS in various departments including Psychology, Social Science, Business Studies, Nursing, Education, Health and Sport Science, Communication and Media, Geography, and Biology.

Statistik-Workshop für Programmierer

Author: Allen B. Downey

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868993436

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Wenn Sie programmieren können, beherrschen Sie bereits Techniken, um aus Daten Wissen zu extrahieren. Diese kompakte Einführung in die Statistik zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie rechnergestützt, anstatt auf mathematischem Weg Datenanalysen mit Python durchführen können. Praktischer Programmier-Workshop statt grauer Theorie: Das Buch führt Sie anhand eines durchgängigen Fallbeispiels durch eine vollständige Datenanalyse -- von der Datensammlung über die Berechnung statistischer Kennwerte und Identifikation von Mustern bis hin zum Testen statistischer Hypothesen. Gleichzeitig werden Sie mit statistischen Verteilungen, den Regeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Visualisierungsmöglichkeiten und vielen anderen Arbeitstechniken und Konzepten vertraut gemacht. Statistik-Konzepte zum Ausprobieren: Entwickeln Sie über das Schreiben und Testen von Code ein Verständnis für die Grundlagen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Überprüfen Sie das Verhalten statistischer Merkmale durch Zufallsexperimente, zum Beispiel indem Sie Stichproben aus unterschiedlichen Verteilungen ziehen. Nutzen Sie Simulationen, um Konzepte zu verstehen, die auf mathematischem Weg nur schwer zugänglich sind. Lernen Sie etwas über Themen, die in Einführungen üblicherweise nicht vermittelt werden, beispielsweise über die Bayessche Schätzung. Nutzen Sie Python zur Bereinigung und Aufbereitung von Rohdaten aus nahezu beliebigen Quellen. Beantworten Sie mit den Mitteln der Inferenzstatistik Fragestellungen zu realen Daten.

SPSS Explained

Author: Perry Roy Hinton,Charlotte Brownlow,Isabella McMurray

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415274104

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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SPSS Explainedprovides the student with all that they need to undertake statistical analysis using SPSS, guiding the student from the basic rationale behind the statistics, through detailed explanations of the procedures, and finally to all aspects of the SPSS output. The SPSS output is explained in a unique way: for each part of the output the explanation is divided into both an essentials section and an advanced section. The essentials section covers the basics that the student will need to write up statistics for a research report. The advanced section provides the more advanced student with an explanation for every part of the output to help with further understanding of the statistics. SPSS Explainedis supported by Perry Hinton's highly successful textbook Statistics Explainedwhich outlines all the major statistical tests used by undergraduates in psychology and the social sciences. Both books will be warmly welcomed by students at all levels, and by the lecturers who teach them. The authors collectively have many years' experience of teaching statistics to undergraduates in the social sciences. They all have current teaching expertise and deal with student SPSS questions on a daily basis.

Communicating National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Information to Data Users

Letter Report

Author: Committee on National Statistics,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309210046

Category: Computers

Page: 21

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This report from the Panel on Communicating National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Engineering Information to Data Users recommends action by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (SRS) on four key issues: data content and presentation; meeting changing storage and retrieval standards; understanding data users and their emerging needs; and data accessibility. This report also includes a summary of the workshop that focused on the several aspects of the NCSES's current approaches to communicating and disseminating statistical information -- including NCSES's information products, website, and database systems. It included presentations from NCSES staff and representatives of key use groups -- including the academic research, private nonprofit research, and federal government policy making communities.

Vital Statistics Explained: Some Practical Suggestions

Author: Joseph Burn

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377589879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Practical Statistics Simply Explained

Author: Dr. Russell A. Langley

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486317277

Category: Mathematics

Page: 399

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Primer on how to draw valid conclusions from numerical data using logic and the philosophy of statistics rather than complex formulae. Discusses averages and scatter, investigation design, more. Problems, solutions.

Statistical Data Analysis Explained

Applied Environmental Statistics with R

Author: Clemens Reimann,Peter Filzmoser,Robert Garrett,Rudolf Dutter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119965284

Category: Science

Page: 362

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Few books on statistical data analysis in the natural sciences are written at a level that a non-statistician will easily understand. This is a book written in colloquial language, avoiding mathematical formulae as much as possible, trying to explain statistical methods using examples and graphics instead. To use the book efficiently, readers should have some computer experience. The book starts with the simplest of statistical concepts and carries readers forward to a deeper and more extensive understanding of the use of statistics in environmental sciences. The book concerns the application of statistical and other computer methods to the management, analysis and display of spatial data. These data are characterised by including locations (geographic coordinates), which leads to the necessity of using maps to display the data and the results of the statistical methods. Although the book uses examples from applied geochemistry, and a large geochemical survey in particular, the principles and ideas equally well apply to other natural sciences, e.g., environmental sciences, pedology, hydrology, geography, forestry, ecology, and health sciences/epidemiology. The book is unique because it supplies direct access to software solutions (based on R, the Open Source version of the S-language for statistics) for applied environmental statistics. For all graphics and tables presented in the book, the R-scripts are provided in the form of executable R-scripts. In addition, a graphical user interface for R, called DAS+R, was developed for convenient, fast and interactive data analysis. Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R provides, on an accompanying website, the software to undertake all the procedures discussed, and the data employed for their description in the book.

Geostatistics Explained

An Introductory Guide for Earth Scientists

Author: Steve McKillup,Melinda Darby Dyar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521763223

Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

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This reader-friendly introduction to geostatistics demystifies complex concepts and makes formulas and statistical tests easy to apply. With wide-ranging examples from topics across the Earth and environmental sciences, and worked examples at the end of each chapter, this book can be used for undergraduate courses or for self-study and reference.

Perceiving Geometry

Geometrical Illusions Explained by Natural Scene Statistics

Author: Catherine Q. Howe,Dale Purves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387254883

Category: Medical

Page: 126

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During the last few centuries, natural philosophers, and more recently vision scientists, have recognized that a fundamental problem in biological vision is that the sources underlying visual stimuli are unknowable in any direct sense, because of the inherent ambiguity of the stimuli that impinge on sensory receptors. The light that reaches the eye from any scene conflates the contributions of reflectance, illumination, transmittance, and subsidiary factors that affect these primary physical parameters. Spatial properties such as the size, distance and orientation of physical objects are also conflated in light stimuli. As a result, the provenance of light reaching the eye at any moment is uncertain. This quandary is referred to as the inverse optics problem. This book considers the evidence that the human visual system solves this problem by incorporating past human experience of what retinal images have typically corresponded to in the real world.

Statistik für Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Entdecken Sie mit "Statistik für Dummies" Ihren Spaß an der Statistik und werfen Sie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der so beliebten Manipulation von Zahlenmaterial! Deborah Rumsey zeigt Ihnen das nötige statistische Handwerkszeug wie Stichprobe, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Bias, Median, Durchschnitt und Korrelation. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsmöglichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und werden über die unterschiedlichen Methoden der Auswertung erstaunt sein. Schärfen Sie mit diesem Buch Ihr Bewusstsein für Zahlen und deren Interpretation, so dass Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen kann!

Explaining Psychological Statistics

Author: Barry H. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470007184

Category: Psychology

Page: 825

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This comprehensive graduate-level statistics text is aimed at students with a minimal background in the area or those who are wary of the subject matter. The new edition of this successful text will continue to offer students a lively and engaging introduction to the field, provide comprehensive coverage of the material, and will also include examples and exercises using common statistical software packages (SPSS).