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 If you're encountering statistics for the first time, and want a readable, supportive introduction, then this is the book for you. There are plenty of excellent stats books in the world, but very few of them are entertaining reading. One result is that many students are deterred by stats. But this book is different. Written in an informal style, it guides the reader gently through the field from the simplest descriptive statistics to multidimensional approaches. It's written in an accessible way, with few calculations and fewer equations, for readers from a broad set of academic disciplines ranging from archaeology to zoology. There are numerous illustrative examples that guide the reader through: how to answer various types of research question; how to use different forms of analysis; the strengths and weaknesses of particular methods; and, methods that may be useful but that don't usually appear in statistics books. In this way, the book's emphasis is on understanding how statistics can be used to help answer research questions, rather than on the minute details of particular statistical tests
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource (x, 137 p.)
 Contents

 Some introductory concepts
 Measurement theory
 Descriptive statistics
 Patterns in data and presentation of data
 'None of the above' : the role of knowledge representation
 The sixfold paths : some observations on probability theory
 Inferential statistics : some introductory thoughts
 Nonparametric statistics
 Correlations
 Parametric statistics
 Multidimensional statistics
 Some general considerations
 Isbn
 9780335235025
 Label
 Using statistics : a gentle introduction
 Title
 Using statistics
 Title remainder
 a gentle introduction
 Statement of responsibility
 Gordon Rugg
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 If you're encountering statistics for the first time, and want a readable, supportive introduction, then this is the book for you. There are plenty of excellent stats books in the world, but very few of them are entertaining reading. One result is that many students are deterred by stats. But this book is different. Written in an informal style, it guides the reader gently through the field from the simplest descriptive statistics to multidimensional approaches. It's written in an accessible way, with few calculations and fewer equations, for readers from a broad set of academic disciplines ranging from archaeology to zoology. There are numerous illustrative examples that guide the reader through: how to answer various types of research question; how to use different forms of analysis; the strengths and weaknesses of particular methods; and, methods that may be useful but that don't usually appear in statistics books. In this way, the book's emphasis is on understanding how statistics can be used to help answer research questions, rather than on the minute details of particular statistical tests
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 Rugg, Gordon
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QA276.12
 LC item number
 .R833 2007eb
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents

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 Open up study skills
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 Statistics
 SCIENCE
 Statistics
 Statistics
 Electronic books
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 Using statistics : a gentle introduction, Gordon Rugg, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [127]128) and index
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 online resource
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 Some introductory concepts  Measurement theory  Descriptive statistics  Patterns in data and presentation of data  'None of the above' : the role of knowledge representation  The sixfold paths : some observations on probability theory  Inferential statistics : some introductory thoughts  Nonparametric statistics  Correlations  Parametric statistics  Multidimensional statistics  Some general considerations
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (x, 137 p.)
 Form of item
 electronic
 Isbn
 9780335235025
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 computer
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 rdamedia
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 ill.
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 remote
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 (OCoLC)245101148
 (OCoLC)ocn245101148
 Label
 Using statistics : a gentle introduction, Gordon Rugg, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [127]128) and index
 Carrier category
 online resource
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 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

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 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Some introductory concepts  Measurement theory  Descriptive statistics  Patterns in data and presentation of data  'None of the above' : the role of knowledge representation  The sixfold paths : some observations on probability theory  Inferential statistics : some introductory thoughts  Nonparametric statistics  Correlations  Parametric statistics  Multidimensional statistics  Some general considerations
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource (x, 137 p.)
 Form of item
 electronic
 Isbn
 9780335235025
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 Other physical details
 ill.
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (OCoLC)245101148
 (OCoLC)ocn245101148
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