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# Starting Statistics : a Short, Clear Guide.

Author: Neil Burdess London : Sage Publications, 2010. eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats Statistics: A Short, Clear Guide is an accessible, humorous and easy introduction to statistics for social science students. In this refreshing book, experienced author and academic Neil Burdess shows that statistics are not the result of some mysterious black magic", but rather the result of some very basic arithmetic. Getting rid of confusing x's and y's, he shows that it's the intellectual questions that come before and after the calculations that are important: (i) What are the best statistics to use with your data? and (ii) What do the calculated statistics tell you? Statistics: A Sh.  Read more... (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books Print version:Burdess, Neil.Starting Statistics : A Short, Clear Guide.London : Sage Publications Ltd., ©2010 Document, Internet resource Internet Resource, Computer File Neil Burdess Find more information about: Neil Burdess 9781446200322 1446200329 1283289369 9781283289368 699474194 1 online resource (201 pages) COVER; Contents; Part One -- Measurement; 1 Introducing measurement; 2 Measuring numbers; 3 Measuring categories; Part Two -- Standardisation; 4 Introducing standardisation; 5 Standardising categories; 6 Standardising numbers; Part Three -- Correlations; 7 Introducing correlations; 8 Correlations between categories; 9 Correlations between numbers; Part Four -- Sampling and estimation; 10 Introducing sampling; 11 Estimating numbers; 12 Estimating categories; Part Five -- Hypothesis testing; 13 Introducing hypothesis testing; 14 Hypotheses about categories; 15 Hypotheses about numbers. 16 Hypotheses about categories and numbersReferences; Index.

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Explains the basic ideas behind the statistics as clearly and briefly as possible, showing that the basics of statistics are something that virtually everyone can handle with a bit of time and effort.

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