# Statistics: A User Friendly Guide

###### Gerald C. Swanson
Publisher:
Grey Heron Press
Publication Date:
2013
Number of Pages:
198
Format:
Paperback
Price:
35.00
ISBN:
9780972458900
Category:
Textbook
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Introduction - How to Use This Book
1. The Fundamental Statistical Process
What is Statistics?
The Fundamental Statistical Process: Describing Reality
2. Measurement
Types of Measures
Nominal
Ordinal
Interval
Ratio
An Approach to Distinguishing Ratio and Interval Measures
Comparison of Levels of Scaling
3 Population Distributions and Measures of Central Tendency
Population Distributions
Visual and Graphic Representations of Distributions
Measures Used to Represent the Similarities
Mode
Median
Mean
Calculation of the Mean
4 Measures Used to Represent the Differences
Measures of Dispersion
Range
(Average Deviation)
Variance and Standard Deviation
An Easier Method to Calculate Variances and Standard Deviations
Validity and Reliability
5 Wrapping-up Descriptive Statistics
Probability concepts
The Normal Distribution
"Z" Score or Standard Score
6 Inferential Statistics
Creating a Sample
Sample Distributions
Sample Statistics
Simpler Calculations of Sample Variance and Standard Deviation
Degrees of Freedom
Sampling Distribution of Means
Standard Deviation of Means
Calculating Z Scores with Sample Values
7 Correlation/Regression and Statistical Tests
Correlation and Regression
Concepts of Testing
Levels of Significance and Confidence Intervals
Errors Associated with Tests
Statistical Tests
Chi Square Test
Sign Test
Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test
"t" Test
F Test
Analysis of Variance
Summary of Statistical Tests
Binomial Distribution
Simple Proportions
The Law of Large Numbers
Central Limit Theorem
Use of (n – 1) to Calculate Standard Deviations for Samples
Validation of the Standard Deviation of the Mean Calculation
9 Performing Statistical Tests
The Basis of Statistical Tests
A Word About the Use of Tables
Chi-Square Test of Significance
Sign Test of Significance
Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test
Student’s "t" Test of Differences Between Means
F Test of Sample Variance
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Appendices - Statistical Tables

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