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Your statistical consultant : answers to your data analysis questions

Author: Rae R Newton; Kjell Erik Rudestam
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Discussing the issues that surround a range of statistical questions and controversies, the Second Edition reveals divergent perspectives on these issues and offers practical advice and examples for conducting statistical analyses that reflect the authors' interpretation of the consensual wisdom of the field. It is a compendium of statistical knowledge - some theoretical, some applied - that addresses those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
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Newton, Rae R.
Your statistical consultant.
Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, ©2013
(DLC) 2012023277
(OCoLC)795504386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rae R Newton; Kjell Erik Rudestam
ISBN: 9781452289656 1452289654 9781506374673 1506374670
OCLC Number: 980879246
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 356 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I. Data collection and exploration --
ch. 1. Getting started with statistical analysis : where do I obtain data, and how do I prepare data for statistical analysis? --
ch. 2. How do I examine data prior to analysis? --
Part II. The logic of statistical analysis : issues regarding the nature of statistics and statistical tests --
ch. 3. Traditional approaches to statistical analysis and the logic of statistical inference --
ch. 4. Rethinking traditional paradigms : power, effect size, and hypothesis-testing alternatives --
ch. 5. What are the assumptions of statistical testing? --
ch. 6. An introduction to statistical models : explaining relationship patterns --
ch. 7. How do I select the appropriate statistical test? --
Part III. Issues related to variables and their distributions --
ch. 8. How do I deal with missing values, outliers, and non-normality? --
ch. 9. Types of variables and their treatment in statistical analysis --
Part IV. Understanding the big two : major questions about analysis of variance and regression analysis --
ch. 10. Questions about analysis of variance --
ch. 11. Questions about multiple regression analysis --
ch. 12. The bigger picture.
Responsibility: Rae R. Newton, Kjell Erik Rudestam.

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