Chapters address the following questions:
Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life? How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs? What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used? What are regression and correlation anyway?
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 653 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 23 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
The authors of Beginning Statistics have written an ideal text for those students who are unfamiliar with and often petrified about statistical analysis. They have written a book that is comprehensive and which is made accessible by a writing style that eases the reader through explanations of complex ideas and uses lots of examples and exercises to facilitate understanding. They should be congratulated for writing such a clear but rigorous book.
-- Alan Bryman
This book very neatly steps from definition to worked example and interpretation with the writing lively and clear. The first edition has been my `go to' jargon buster textbook whenever I or a student need statistical language or calculations explaining transparently and I welcome the second edition with its updated examples.-- Paul Norman
Simple, brilliant, thoroughly entertaining - a logical and succinct introduction to essential social statistics pitched at the right level for beginners. The latest edition has several extended spotlights including a comprehensive annotation of statistics and its application in the real `big data' world, illustrative examples based on recent data, and most of all reflective learning outcomes for each chapter. I am convinced that this book is an indispensable resource for all under- and post-graduate students and social science researchers, highly recommended!-- Sabu S. Padmadas
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