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Using Statistics: A Gentle Introduction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Univ Pr
Publication date April 30, 2008
Pages 137
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780335222186
ISBN-10 0335222188
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $26.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
A lot of students have to learn some statistics as part of their degree. Students in this situation usually find statistics stressful, difficult, and difficult to relate to the rest of their degree. This book is intended to help students in this situation. It explains how statistics can be used as a helpful tool. description: Product Description: 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
  • 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.

Using Statistics is key reading for students who are looking for help with quantitative projects, but would like a qualitative introduction that takes them gently through the process.

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1 edition from Open Univ Pr (April 30, 2008)
9780335222193 | details & prices | 137 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $127.95
About: If you're encountering statistics for the first time, and want a readable, supportive introduction, then this is the book for you.
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1 edition from Open Univ Pr (April 30, 2008)
9780335222186 | details & prices | 137 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $26.00
About: A lot of students have to learn some statistics as part of their degree.

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