For undergraduate or graduate courses in Statistics and Research Methods.
User-friendly and engaging introduction to elementary statistics...
Written in a personal and informal style, this book helps readers make the leap from apprehension to comprehension. Statistics For The Terrified 4/e teaches students how to use SPSS, one of the most widely used statistical software packages. This book successfully encourages readers grasp the meaning of basic statistical concepts and to solve statistical problems through a unique blend of humor, logic, and common sense. Examples problems are provided using SPSS for every key concept along with step-by-step assistance, without the need for lengthy theoretical discussions.
SECTION I Essentials for Statistics
1 Effective Strategies for Studying Statistics
2 Overcoming Math Anxiety
3 How to Use SPSS
SECTION II Describing Univariate Data
4 Frequency Distributions
5 Descriptive Statistics
6 The Normal Curve
7 Percentiles and Standard Scores
SECTION III Correlation Coefficients and Linear Regression
8 Correlation Coefficients
9 Linear Regression
SECTION IV Inferential Statistics
10 Introduction to Inferential Statistics
11 The t Test
12 Analysis of Variance
13 Non-parametric Statistics: Chi-square
A Basic Math Concepts
B Proportions of Area under the Normal Curve
C Random Selection