Practical Statistics for Educators, Fifth Edition, is a clear and easy-to-follow text written specifically for education students in introductory statistics courses and in action research courses. It is also a valuable resource and guidebook for educational practitioners who wish to study their own settings.
The book introduces educational students and practitioners to the use of statistics in education. Basic concepts in statistics are explained in a clear language. Examples taken from the field of education are presented to illustrate the various concepts, terms, and statistical tests that are discussed in the book. The use of formulas and equations is minimal and is only used to explain certain points; therefore, the book users are not required to do any computations. The topics of testing and test score interpretation, reliability, and validity are included in the book to help educators understand these topics that are essential for practitioners in education. Chapter previews and summaries and a glossary of the main terms and concepts help readers navigate the book and focus on the most important points. Exercises and activities at the end of the chapters allow readers to apply their newly-acquired knowledge.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 255 x 179 x 19 mm
Edition: Fifth Edition
A great book for understanding basic statistics and research with practical examples.
I highly recommend this book. -- Daniel R. Tomal, Concordia University Chicago; author of Action Research for Educators
A brilliant gem full of practical, hands-on information ripe for the educational researcher's data driven decision needs, this book is the perfect balance of abstract theory and practical example intertwined always with the needs of educators in mind. I use this book in my educational research courses, with program evaluation for non-profits and highly recommend it to faculty teaching statistics or action research. -- Michelle Ann Bakerson, Indiana University South Bend
To the reader who is a researcher, this is your text. To the administrator who needs a quick reference for understanding of statistical material, this is your text. To the doctoral candidate who's writing a dissertation, this is your text. The author makes difficult material understandable...finally! * School Administrator *