Statistical Persuasion: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Data...Accurately, Honestly, and Persuasively (Paperback)
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Statistical Persuasion: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Data...Accurately, Honestly, and Persuasively (Paperback)

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Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 08/04/2010
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This text helps readers understand how to collect, manage, evaluate, and analyze data. It also provides guidelines for the presentation of analysis, especially for nonacademic audiences without training in statistical analysis. These guidelines help ensure that statistics and graphical displays tell the story that analysts want to convey while protecting their analysis from methodological criticism. Author Robert Pearson focuses attention on the conceptual understanding of statistics, while referring (sparingly) to specific formulas when they help reveal a conceptual point about the statistics.

Key Features

* Combines a concern for the design, collection, measurement, and the management of data with its analysis and presentation

* Provides examples and data concerning real world problems in education, crime, government performance, and other policy arenas

* Clearly demonstrates the steps used to generate the appropriate statistics and graphs in Excel and SPSS and then provides exercises to replicate and elaborate on these examples

This book and its supporting materials are ideally suited for graduate students in professional degree programs in public policy, education, social work, criminology, urban planning, and related schools as well as advanced undergraduates in these fields. The book's explanations, descriptions, illustrations, and step-by-step exercises create the skills and knowledge required of a policy analyst, advisor, consultant or the elected or appointed public official or nonprofit officer who wants to be better able to interpret and evaluate others' applied social research. Its data sets, solutions sets, instructors' manual, lecture slides, and student workbook provide instructors with a complete and fully integrated instructional package.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412974967
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 231 x 187 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"I am very impressed with Statistical Persuasion, by Dr. Robert W. Pearson. The textbook includes the technical and mathematical knowledge students need to understand basic statistics, and it also includes an integration of these elements within the important framework of research design. The combination of the textbook and ancillary support materials is a complete package."

-- Kristen A. Munger
"Statistical Persuasion will serve well those who are looking for a practical and pragmatic approach to using and interpreting statistics for applied purposes. This book would best serve as a text for a capstone course in statistics where the focus is on the presentation and consumption of statistical outcomes. It does an excellent job convincing the reader of the importance of designing a study tailored to the needs of a social science question so that the resulting findings can meaningfully answer the question." -- Jacqueline J. Carlson & Andrew N. Christopher

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