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Beginning statistics : an introduction for social scientists / Liam Foster, Ian Diamond, Julie Jeffries.

By: Foster, Liam.
Contributor(s): Diamond, Ian | Jefferies, Julie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, California ; New Delhi : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2015Edition: 2nd edition.Description: xxii, 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781446280706 (pbk.) .Subject(s): Statistics -- Methodology | Social sciences -- Statistical methodsDDC classification: 300.15195 FOS Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction Are Statistics Relevant to Real Life? 2.Data and Table Manners 3.Graphs and Charts 4.Averages and Percentiles 5.Spreads 6.Transforming Data 7.The Normal Distribution 8.From Samples to Populations 9.Getting Confident 10.Fun with Proportions 11.How to Decide How to Decide 12.More Tricky Decisions 13.Correlation and Regression 14.Analysing Tables with Categorical Data 15.Conclusion.
Summary: This book uses real-world examples to introduce basic principles in statistics with no prior knowledge or experience assumed. With an emphasis on describing concepts, showing through example and illustrating points with graphs and displays, this book will provide readers with a step-by-step introduction to using statistics. Chapters address the following questions: Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life? How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used? What are regression and correlation anyway?
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction
Are Statistics Relevant to Real Life?
2.Data and Table Manners
3.Graphs and Charts
4.Averages and Percentiles
5.Spreads
6.Transforming Data
7.The Normal Distribution
8.From Samples to Populations
9.Getting Confident
10.Fun with Proportions
11.How to Decide How to Decide
12.More Tricky Decisions
13.Correlation and Regression
14.Analysing Tables with Categorical Data
15.Conclusion.

This book uses real-world examples to introduce basic principles in statistics with no prior knowledge or experience assumed. With an emphasis on describing concepts, showing through example and illustrating points with graphs and displays, this book will provide readers with a step-by-step introduction to using statistics. Chapters address the following questions: Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life? How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used? What are regression and correlation anyway?

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