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100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

  • Author: Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324575
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 1997
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In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions. “The key strength of this book is the straightforward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format. . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged.” —Jamie Brown, Mercer University “The sequencing of the questions works very well—from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class. . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand.” —Linda Martinez, California State University, Long Beach “Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly.” —Jennifer R. Salmon, Eckerd College

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods

  • Author: Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1412992036
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 172
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How do I create a good research hypothesis? How do I know when my literature review is finished? What is the difference between a sample and a population? What is power and why is it important? In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand the process of research. This invaluable guide answers the essential questions that students ask about research methods in a concise and accessible way.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement

100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement

  • Author: Bruce B. Frey
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483324583
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 216
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100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement asks (and answers) important questions about the world of social science measurement. It is ideal as an introduction to students new to the concepts, to advanced students and professionals looking to review ideas and procedures, as well as to those interested in knowing more about a test they have to take or how to interpret the score they receive.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research

100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research

  • Author: Lisa M. Given
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483346897
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research, by Lisa M. Given, addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

Your Statistical Consultant

Your Statistical Consultant

  • Author: Rae R. Newton,Kjell Erik Rudestam
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412997593
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 356
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Discussing the issues that surround a range of statistical questions and controversies, the Second Edition reveals divergent perspectives on these issues and offers practical advice and examples for conducting statistical analyses that reflect the authors′ interpretation of the consensual wisdom of the field. It is a compendium of statistical knowledge - some theoretical, some applied - that addresses those questions most frequently asked by students and colleagues struggling with statistical analyses.

Answering Questions With Statistics

Answering Questions With Statistics

  • Author: Robert F. Szafran,Robert Szafran
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412991323
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 429
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By making introductory statistics interesting through comparing data on today's student generation with their parents' generation, and asking students to consider how people change as they grow older, the book uses data on subjective beliefs (such as freedom of speech and abortion) as well objective characteristics (years of schooling, marital status) to teach basic statistics using SPSS.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics

  • Author: Emily E. Anderson,Amy Corneli
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506348696
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 224
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100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics by Emily E Anderson and Amy Corneli is an essential guide for graduate students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. It identifies ethical issues that individuals must consider when planning research studies as well as provides guidance on how to address ethical issues that might arise during research implementation. Questions such as assessing risks, to protecting privacy and vulnerable populations, obtaining informed consent, using technology including social media, negotiating the IRB process, and handling data ethically are covered. Acting as a resource for students developing their thesis and dissertation proposals and for junior faculty designing research, this book reflects the latest U.S. federal research regulations to take effect mostly in January 2018.

An Adventure in Statistics

An Adventure in Statistics

The Reality Enigma

  • Author: Andy Field
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473943930
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 768
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Shortlisted for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016 Shortlisted for the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers Award for Innovation in Publishing 2016 An Adventure in Statistics: The Reality Enigma by best-selling author and award-winning teacher Andy Field offers a better way to learn statistics. It combines rock-solid statistics coverage with compelling visual story-telling to address the conceptual difficulties that students learning statistics for the first time often encounter in introductory courses - guiding students away from rote memorization and toward critical thinking and problem solving. Field masterfully weaves in a unique, action-packed story starring Zach, a character who thinks like a student, processing information, and the challenges of understanding it, in the same way a statistics novice would. Illustrated with stunning graphic novel-style art and featuring Socratic dialogue, the story captivates readers as it introduces them to concepts, eliminating potential statistics anxiety. The book assumes no previous statistics knowledge nor does it require the use of data analysis software. It covers the material you would expect for an introductory level statistics course that Field’s other books (Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics and Discovering Statistics Using R) only touch on, but with a contemporary twist, laying down strong foundations for understanding classical and Bayesian approaches to data analysis. In doing so, it provides an unrivalled launch pad to further study, research, and inquisitiveness about the real world, equipping students with the skills to succeed in their chosen degree and which they can go on to apply in the workplace. The Story and Main Characters The Reality Revolution In the City of Elpis, in the year 2100, there has been a reality revolution. Prior to the revolution, Elpis citizens were unable to see their flaws and limitations, believing themselves talented and special. This led to a self-absorbed society in which hard work and the collective good were undervalued and eroded. To combat this, Professor Milton Grey invented the reality prism, a hat that allowed its wearers to see themselves as they really were - flaws and all. Faced with the truth, Elpis citizens revolted and destroyed and banned all reality prisms. The Mysterious Disappearance Zach and Alice are born soon after all the prisms have been destroyed. Zach, a musician who doesn’t understand science, and Alice, a geneticist who is also a whiz at statistics, are in love. One night, after making a world-changing discovery, Alice suddenly disappears, leaving behind a song playing on a loop and a file with her research on it. Statistics to the Rescue! Sensing that she might be in danger, Zach follows the clues to find her, as he realizes that the key to discovering why Alice has vanished is in her research. Alas! He must learn statistics and apply what he learns in order to overcome a number of deadly challenges and find the love of his life. As Zach and his pocket watch, The Head, embark on their quest to find Alice, they meet Professor Milton Grey and Celia, battle zombies, cross a probability bridge, and encounter Jig:Saw, a mysterious corporation that might have something to do with Alice’s disappearance… Author News "Eight years ago I had the idea to write a fictional story through which the student learns statistics via a shared adventure with the main character..." Read the complete article from Andy Field on writing his new book Times Higher Education article: “Andy Field takes statistics adventure to a new level” Stay Connected Connect with us on Facebook and share your experiences with Andy’s texts, check out news, access free stuff, see photos, watch videos, learn about competitions, and much more. Video Links Go behind the scenes and learn more about the man behind the book: Watch Andy talk about why he created a statistics book using the framework of a novel and illustrations by one of the illustrators for the show, Doctor Who. See more videos on Andy’s YouTube channel Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

  • Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,William Farber,Terri L. Germain-Williams,Elaine Paris,Bernd Thaller,Ingmar Lehmann
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452243085
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 217
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100 ways to get students hooked on math! That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it’s not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students’100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al’s explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You’ll discover high-interest ways to Teach to the Common Core’s math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understanding Encourage flexibility in problem solving Emphasize efficient test-taking strategies

How to Design and Report Experiments

How to Design and Report Experiments

  • Author: Andy Field,Graham Hole
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1847872980
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 384
  • View: 9341
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How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.

Statistics for the Social Sciences

Statistics for the Social Sciences

  • Author: R. Mark Sirkin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412905466
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 610
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Popular in previous editions, this Third Edition continues to help build students' confidence and ability in doing statistical analysis by slowly moving from concepts that require little computational work to those that require more. Author R. Mark Sirkin once again demonstrates how statistics can be used so that students come to appreciate their usefulness rather than fear them. Statistics for the Social Sciences emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of data to give students a feel for how data interpretation is related to the methods by which the information was obtained.

Ready, Set, Go: A Student Guide to Spss 13.0 and 14.0 for Windows: Second Edition

Ready, Set, Go: A Student Guide to Spss 13.0 and 14.0 for Windows: Second Edition

  • Author: Thomas W. Pavkov, Kent A. Pierce
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780071068147
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100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

100 Questions and Answers about Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

  • Author: Ivy M. Alexander,Yale University School of Nursing New Haven Connecticut Ivy M Alexander,Karla A. Knight
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • ISBN: 0763789569
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 330
  • View: 1570
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Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis and thirty-four million have osteopenia (low bone mass) with many more at risk. Whether you suspect you may have these conditions or have a friend or relative with osteoporosis or osteopenia, this informative book offers help for men and women of all ages.100 Questions & Answers About Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Second Edition provides authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, lifestyle decisions to improve bone health, sources of support, comments from men and women with bone loss, and much more.New Topics in the Second Edition include:FRAX® New drug information throughout the book Osteonecrosis of the jaw National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and bone loss testing

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Using Microsoft Excel 2016

  • Author: Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483374106
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 544
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.

Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys

Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys

Experiments on Question Form, Wording, and Context

  • Author: Howard Schuman,Stanley Presser
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761903598
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 372
  • View: 859
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Comprehensive in its coverage, Questions and Answers in Attitude Surveys covers such issues as question order and response order effects; the lack of overlap between respondent-generated categories for open-ended questions and the closed categories generated by research, even with extensive pre-testing with open questions; the effects of explicitly offering respondents a "don't know" or a middle opinion alternative; attitude strength and its relation to reliability; and issues of wording tone.

There's a Stat for That!

There's a Stat for That!

What to Do & When to Do it

  • Author: Bruce B. Frey
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483318761
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 120
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Bruce Frey’s There’s a Stat for That! is a brief, straightforward, and to-the-point guide to deciding which statistical analysis to use and when to use it. Designed for consultants, researchers, students, and those who already have the resources to tell them how to perform the analyses, this text explains why a particular statistical approach is the right one to use. The book affirms that regardless of the group design, once the variables are chosen and the measurement strategy is worked out, one can rest assured that there is a stat for that!

A Crash Course in Statistics

A Crash Course in Statistics

  • Author: Ryan J. Winter
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1544307055
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 96
  • View: 343
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A Crash Course in Statistics by Ryan J. Winter is a short introduction to key statistical methods including descriptive statistics, one-way and two-way ANOVA, the t-test, and Chi Square. Each of the five chapters provides an overview of each method, and then walks readers through a relevant example, using SPSS to highlight how to run the statistics and how to write up the results in APA style. Each chapter ends with a self-quiz so that readers can assess their understanding of each statistical concept. This “crash course” supplement is a must-have statistics refresher for students taking research methods classes; a handy additional reference for introductory statistics students; and a guide for anyone who needs to be a consumer of statistics.

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Excel 2010 Edition

  • Author: Neil J. Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452225230
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 458
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The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is the basis for this completely adapted Excel 2010 version. Author Neil J. Salkind presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate this book’s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Salkind begins the Excel version with a complete introduction to the software, and shows the students how to install the Excel Analysis ToolPak option (free) to earn access to a host of new and very useful analytical techniques. He then walks students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topic and set-off points that reinforce major themes. Finally, questions to chapter exercises, a complete glossary, and extensive Excel functionality are located at the back of the book. This Third Edition is updated for use with Excel 2010.

Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

  • Author: William E. Wagner, III,Brian Joseph Gillespie
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1544321090
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8111
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Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences by William E. Wagner, III and Brian J. Gillespie is designed to be paired with any undergraduate introduction to research methods text used by students in a variety of disciplines. It introduces students to statistics at the conceptual level—examining the meaning of statistics, and why researchers use a particular statistical technique, rather than computational skills. Focusing on descriptive statistics, and some more advanced topics such as tests of significance, measures of association, and regression analysis, this brief, inexpensive text is the perfect companion to help students who have not yet taken an introductory statistics course or are confused by the statistics used in the articles they are reading.

Communication Research Statistics

Communication Research Statistics

  • Author: John C. Reinard
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506320481
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 600
  • View: 4867
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While most books on statistics seem to be written as though targeting other statistics professors, John Reinard's Communication Research Statistics is especially impressive because it is clearly intended for the student reader, filled with unusually clear explanations and with illustrations on the use of SPSS. I enjoyed reading this lucid, student-friendly book and expect students will benefit enormously from its content and presentation. Well done!" --John C. Pollock, The College of New Jersey Written in an accessible style using straightforward and direct language, Communication Research Statistics guides students through the statistics actually used in most empirical research undertaken in communication studies. This introductory textbook is the only work in communication that includes details on statistical analysis of data with a full set of data analysis instructions based on SPSS 12 and Excel XP.