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User-friendly and engaging#xA0;introduction to elementary statistics.#xA0; #xA0; Written in a personal and informal style, this book helps readers make the leap from apprehension to comprehension of elementary statistics.#xA0; Statistics For The Terrified, 5 e#xA0; is intended as a supplemental text for #xA0;undergraduate or graduate courses in statistics and research methods, as a refresher for students who have already taken a statistics course, or as a primer for new students of elementary statistics. #xA0; Millions of people have math anxiety- yet this is rarely taken into consideration in textbooks on statistics.#xA0; This book presents self-help strategies that help people manage their math anxiety so they can relax and build confidence while learning statistics.#xA0;#xA0; After covering the essentials required for the journey into statistics, the remainder of the book presents an introduction to elementary statistics with a great deal of encouragement, support, step-by-step assistance, and numerous concrete examples, without lengthy theoretical discussions.
Table of Contents
|Essentials for Statistics||p. 1|
|Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics||p. 2|
|Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics||p. 4|
|Overcoming Math Anxiety||p. 7|
|How to Deal with Math Anxiety||p. 12|
|Basic Math Review||p. 15|
|Positive and Negative Numbers||p. 17|
|Decimals and Percents||p. 21|
|Exponents and Roots||p. 21|
|Order of Computation||p. 22|
|Answers to Example Problems||p. 26|
|Describing Univariate Data||p. 29|
|Frequency Distributions||p. 30|
|Scales of Measurement||p. 31|
|Frequency Distributions||p. 33|
|Graphing Data||p. 37|
|The Normal Curve||p. 39|
|Answers to Problems||p. 41|
|Descriptive Statistics||p. 42|
|Measures of Central Tendency||p. 43|
|Selecting a Measure of Central Tendency||p. 45|
|Measures of Variability||p. 48|
|Answers to Problems||p. 55|
|The Normal Curve||p. 56|
|What Is the Normal Curve?||p. 57|
|Proportions of Scores Under the Normal Curve||p. 58|
|Answers to Problems||p. 61|
|Percentiles and Standard Scores||p. 62|
|Standard Scores||p. 65|
|Other Standard Scores||p. 67|
|Converting Standard Scores to Percentiles||p. 69|
|A Word of Caution||p. 75|
|Answers to Problems||p. 76|
|Correlation Coefficients and Linear Regression||p. 79|
|Correlation Coefficients||p. 80|
|Correlation Coefficients||p. 81|
|Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient||p. 82|
|Interpreting Correlation Coefficients||p. 86|
|Other Methods of Correlation||p. 88|
|Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient||p. 88|
|Answers to Problems||p. 89|
|Linear Regression||p. 90|
|Regression Equations||p. 91|
|Standard Error of the Estimate||p. 94|
|Answers to Problems||p. 96|
|Inferential Statistics||p. 97|
|Introduction to Inferential Statistics||p. 98|
|The Sampling Experiment||p. 100|
|Sample Values (Statistics) and Population Values (Parameters)||p. 102|
|The Null Hypothesis||p. 105|
|Type I and Type II Errors||p. 107|
|Statistical Significance and Type I Error||p. 108|
|Answers to Problems||p. 110|
|The t Test||p. 112|
|The t Test for Independent Samples||p. 113|
|Formulas for the t Test for Independent Samples||p. 114|
|The Critical Value of t: tcrit||p. 116|
|Requirements for Using the f Test for Independent Samples||p. 118|
|The t Test for Dependent (Matched) Samples||p. 119|
|Directional Versus Nondirectional Tests||p. 122|
|Answers to Problems||p. 124|
|Analysis of Variance (Anova)||p. 125|
|Computation Steps||p. 130|
|Strength of Association||p. 132|
|Post hoc Analyses||p. 133|
|The Scheffé Method of Post hoc Analysis||p. 133|
|Answers to Problems||p. 136|
|Additional Topics: Nonparametric Statistics and Using Statistical Software Programs||p. 137|
|Nonparametric Statistics: Chi-Square||p. 138|
|One-Way Test of Chi-Square||p. 139|
|Yates' Correction for Continuity||p. 141|
|A Bit More||p. 142|
|Answers to Problems||p. 143|
|How to Use SPSS||p. 144|
|Starting SPSS||p. 145|
|Basic Steps in Data Analysis||p. 148|
|Finding Help in SPSS||p. 156|
|Proportions of Area Under the Normal Curve||p. 161|
|Table of Random Numbers||p. 165|
|Critical Values of t||p. 170|
|Critical Values of F||p. 172|
|Critical Values of Chi-Squared||p. 176|
|Glossary of Formulas||p. 178|
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