Don't worry; you don't need a lot of math to ace statistics. Not with THE ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS: A TOOL FOR RESEARCH, that is. It's practical, it's easy to follow, and it explains the basics of statistics in ways you can understand without the complicated math. Plus, it's packed with study tools so you can get ready for the test with no problem!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
PART I: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Chapter 2: Basic Descriptive Statistics: Percentages, Rat
ios and Rates, Frequency Distributions
Chapter 3: Charts and Graphs
Chapter 4: Measures of Central Tendency
Chapter 5: Measures of Dispersion
Chapter 6: The Normal Curve
PART II: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Chapter 7: Introduction to Inferential Statistics, the Sampling Distribution, and Estimation
Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing I: The One-Sample Case
Chapter 9: Hypothesis Testing II: The Two-Sample Case
Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing III: The Analysis of Variance
Chapter 11: Hypothesis Testing IV: Chi Square
PART III: BIVARIATE MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION
Chapter 12: Introduction to Bivariate Association and Measures of Association for Variables Measured at the Nominal Level
Chapter 13: Association Between Variables Measured at the Ordinal Level
Chapter 14: Association Between Variables Measured at the Interval-Ratio Level
PART IV: MULTIVARIATE TECHNIQUES
Chapter 15: Partial Correlation and Multiple Regression and Correlation
Appendix A: Area Under the Normal Curve
Appendix B: Distribution of t
Appendix C: Distribution of Chi Square
Appendix D: Distribution of F
Appendix E: Using Statistics: Ideas for Research Projects
Appendix F: An Introduction to SPSS for
Windows
Appendix G: Code Book for the General Social Survey, 2006
Appendix H: Glossary of Symbols
Answers to Odd-Numbered Computational Problems