Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Using Microsoft Excel 2016

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483374106

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 4158

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Excel 2010 Edition

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452225230

Category: Mathematics

Page: 458

View: 8274

The bestselling text Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics is the basis for this completely adapted Excel 2010 version. Author Neil J. Salkind presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate this book’s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Salkind begins the Excel version with a complete introduction to the software, and shows the students how to install the Excel Analysis ToolPak option (free) to earn access to a host of new and very useful analytical techniques. He then walks students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. Pedagogical features include sidebars offering additional technical information about the topic and set-off points that reinforce major themes. Finally, questions to chapter exercises, a complete glossary, and extensive Excel functionality are located at the back of the book. This Third Edition is updated for use with Excel 2010.
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Excel Statistics

A Quick Guide

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483374068

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 4503

Ideal for those already familiar with basic Excel features, this updated Third Edition of Neil J. Salkind’s Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide shows readers how to utilize Microsoft® Excel’s functions and Analysis ToolPak to answer simple and complex questions about data. Part I explores 35 Excel functions, while Part II contains 20 Analysis ToolPak tools. To make it easy to see what each function or tool looks like when applied, at-a-glance two-page spreads describe each function and its use with corresponding screenshots. In addition, actual data files used in the examples are readily available online at an open-access Student Study Site.
Posted in Social Science

Little Daughter

A Memoir of Survival in Burma and the West

Author: Zoya Phan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184737719X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8445

Zoya Phan was born in the remote jungles of Burma, to the Karen ethnic group. For decades the Karen have been under attack from Burma's military junta; Zoya's mother was a guerrilla soldier, her father a freedom activist. She lived in a bamboo hut on stilts by the Moei River; she hunted for edible fungi with her much-loved adopted brother, Say Say. Many Karen are Christian or Buddhist, but Zoya's parents were animist, venerating the spirits of forest, river and moon. Her early years were blissfully removed from the war. At the age of fourteen, however, Zoya's childhood was shattered as the Burmese army attacked. With their house in flames, Zoya and her family fled. So began two terrible years of running from guns, as Zoya joined thousands of refugees hiding in the jungle. Her family scattered, Zoya sought sanctuary across the border in a Thai refugee camp. Conditions in the camp were difficult, and Zoya now had to care for her ailing mother. Zoya, a gifted pupil, was eventually able to escape, first to Bangkok and then, with her enemies still pursuing her, in 2004 she fled to the UK and claimed asylum. The following year, at a 'free Burma' march, she was plucked from the crowd to appear on the BBC, the first of countless interviews with the world's media. She became the face of a nation enslaved, rubbing shoulders with presidents and film stars. By turns uplifting, tragic and entirely gripping, this is the extraordinary true story of the girl from the jungle who became an icon of a suffering land.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Online Surveys For Dummies

Author: Vivek Bhaskaran,Jennifer LeClaire

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470610558

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 2498

The easy way to build effective online surveys for your business, with three months of free service! By targeting select response groups, online surveys are a great way to help your business, group, or organization get valuable feedback quickly. But with over 40 vendors and hundreds of options available, where do you start? This friendly book walks you step by step through the process of creating, launching, and getting results from an online survey. You'll learn about the tools involved, what results to expect, how to build a compelling survey, tips for identifying the right audience, and how to analyze the results. Discover What a survey is and how to put one together Survey lingo and a sample survey to study How to develop questions and assemble them into an attractive, easy-to-use interface that encourages response Tips for identifying and contacting the respondents you want to hear from The steps involved in making a usable analysis of the results Pitfalls to avoid, things to check out before launching a survey, and best practices With the book, you'll also receive three months of free service from a top survey vendor to get you started.
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Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States

Developed in the Official and Historical Annals of the Republic

Author: Benjamin Franklin Morris

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298518392

Category:

Page: 834

View: 349

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Encyclopedia of Human Development

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412904757

Category: Psychology

Page: 1616

View: 1306

The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.
Posted in Psychology

The Leader's Guide to Storytelling

Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

Author: Denning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787976750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3634

In his best-selling book, Squirrel Inc., former World Bank executive and master storyteller Stephen Denning used a tale to show why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders. Now, in this hands-on guide, Denning explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Whoever you are in the organization CEO, middle management, or someone on the front lines you can lead by using stories to effect change. Filled with myriad examples, A Leader’s Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few available ways to handle the principal and most difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. The right kind of story at the right time, can make an organization “stunningly vulnerable” to a new idea.
Posted in Business & Economics

Why Don't Students Like School?

A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom

Author: Daniel T. Willingham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470730454

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4008

Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal
Posted in Education

The Elementary Forms of Statistical Reason

Author: Raymond Paul Cuzzort,James S. Vrettos

Publisher: Worth Pub

ISBN: 9780312089467

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 317

View: 9123

Examines statistics within a social context, relates statistical thinking to everyday situations, and portrays the relationship between ordinary reason and statistical reason.
Posted in Mathematical statistics

Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111846432X

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 6959

Take the mystery out of statistical terms and put Excel to work! If you need to create and interpret statistics in business or classroom settings, this easy-to-use guide is just what you need. It shows you how to use Excel's powerful tools for statistical analysis, even if you've never taken a course in statistics. Learn the meaning of terms like mean and median, margin of error, standard deviation, and permutations, and discover how to interpret the statistics of everyday life. You'll learn to use Excel formulas, charts, PivotTables, and other tools to make sense of everything from sports stats to medical correlations. Statistics have a reputation for being challenging and math-intensive; this friendly guide makes statistical analysis with Excel easy to understand Explains how to use Excel to crunch numbers and interpret the statistics of everyday life: sales figures, gambling odds, sports stats, a grading curve, and much more Covers formulas and functions, charts and PivotTables, samples and normal distributions, probabilities and related distributions, trends, and correlations Clarifies statistical terms such as median vs. mean, margin of error, standard deviation, correlations, and permutations Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you make sense of statistics and use Excel's statistical analysis tools in your daily life.
Posted in Computers

The Essentials of Statistics: A Tool for Social Research

Author: Joseph F. Healey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445740

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4104

Framed in a student-friendly writing style, this text presents the essentials of statistics with an applied approach. Author Joseph Healey encourages skill development for statistical literacy, emphasizing computational competence and the ability to read social science literature with greater comprehension. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Posted in Social Science

Even You Can Learn Statistics

A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statistics

Author: David M. Levine,David F. Stephan

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780137025930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3388

Even You Can Learn Statistics: A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statisticsi s a practical, up-to-date introduction to statistics—for everyone! Thought you couldn’t learn statistics? You can—and you will! One easy step at a time, this fully updated book teaches you all the statistical techniques you’ll need for finance, quality, marketing, the social sciences, or anything else! Simple jargon-free explanations help you understand every technique. Practical examples and worked-out problems give you hands-on practice. Special sections present detailed instructions for developing statistical answers, using spreadsheet programs or any TI-83/TI-84 compatible calculator. This edition delivers new examples, more detailed problems and sample solutions, plus an all-new chapter on powerful multiple regression techniques. Hate math? No sweat. You’ll be amazed at how little you need. Like math? Optional “Equation Blackboard” sections reveal the mathematical foundations of statistics right before your eyes! You’ll learn how to: • Construct and interpret statistical charts and tables with Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc 3 • Work with mean, median, mode, standard deviation, Z scores, skewness, and other descriptive statistics • Use probability and probability distributions • Work with sampling distributions and confidence intervals • Test hypotheses with Z, t, chi-square, ANOVA, and other techniques • Perform powerful regression analysis and modeling • Use multiple regression to develop models that contain several independent variables • Master specific statistical techniques for quality and Six Sigma programs About the Web Site Download practice files, templates, data sets, and sample spreadsheet models—including ready-to-use solutions for your own work! www.ftpress.com/youcanlearnstatistics2e
Posted in Business & Economics

Taming Japan's Deflation

The Debate over Unconventional Monetary Policy

Author: Gene Park,Saori N. Katada,Giacomo Chiozza,Yoshiko Kojo

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501728180

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 1695

Bolder economic policy could have addressed the persistent bouts of deflation in post-bubble Japan, write Gene Park, Saori N. Katada, Giacomo Chiozza, and Yoshiko Kojo in Taming Japan's Deflation. Despite warnings from economists, intense political pressure, and well-articulated unconventional policy options to address this problem, Japan's central bank, the Bank of Japan (BOJ), resisted taking the bold actions that the authors believe would have significantly helped. With Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's return to power, Japan finally shifted course at the start of 2013 with the launch of Abenomics—an economic agenda to reflate the economy—and Abe's appointment of new leadership at the BOJ. As Taming Japan's Deflation shows, the BOJ's resistance to experimenting with bolder policy stemmed from entrenched policy ideas that were hostile to activist monetary policy. The authors explain how these policy ideas evolved over the course of the BOJ's long history and gained dominance because of the closed nature of the broader policy network. The explanatory power of policy ideas and networks suggests a basic inadequacy in the dominant framework for analysis of the politics of monetary policy derived from the literature on central bank independence. This approach privileges the interaction between political principals and their supposed agents, central bankers; but Taming Japan's Deflation shows clearly that central bankers' views, shaped by ideas and institutions, can be decisive in determining monetary policy. Through a combination of institutional analysis, quantitative empirical tests, in-depth case studies, and structured comparison of Japan with other countries, the authors show that, ultimately, the decision to adopt aggressive monetary policy depends largely on the bankers' established policy ideas and policy network.
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Principles of Finance with Excel

Author: Simon Benninga,Tal Mofkadi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190296384

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

View: 9035

Offering exceptional resources for students and instructors, Principles of Finance with Excel, Third Edition, combines classroom-tested pedagogy with the powerful functions of Excel software. Authors Simon Benninga and Tal Mofkadi show students how spreadsheets provide new and deeper insightsinto financial decision making.The third edition of Principles of Finance with Excel covers the same topics as standard financial textbooks - including portfolios, capital asset pricing models, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and dividend policy, and option pricing - and can therefore be used in any introductorycourse. In addition, it introduces Excel software as it applies to finance students and practitioners. Throughout the book, the implementation of finance concepts with Excel software is demonstrated and explained. A separate section of PFE provides thorough coverage of all Excel software topics usedin the book: graphs, function data tables, dates, Goal Seek, and Solver.Visit www.oup.com/us/benninga for student and instructor resources, including all the spreadsheets used as examples in the text and in the end-of-chapter problems.
Posted in Business & Economics

Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412989752

Category: Education

Page: 399

View: 8961

Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that have made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics an international bestseller. He provides an overview of the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. The Second Edition includes more opportunities to practice, and end-of-chapter sections that apply the material to everyday concerns regarding the assessment of behavior.
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Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies

Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119337062

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 3540

Understanding the world of R programming and analysis has never been easier Most guides to R, whether books or online, focus on R functions and procedures. But now, thanks to Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies, you have access to a trusted, easy-to-follow guide that focuses on the foundational statistical concepts that R addresses—as well as step-by-step guidance that shows you exactly how to implement them using R programming. People are becoming more aware of R every day as major institutions are adopting it as a standard. Part of its appeal is that it's a free tool that's taking the place of costly statistical software packages that sometimes take an inordinate amount of time to learn. Plus, R enables a user to carry out complex statistical analyses by simply entering a few commands, making sophisticated analyses available and understandable to a wide audience. Statistical Analysis with R For Dummies enables you to perform these analyses and to fully understand their implications and results. Gets you up to speed on the #1 analytics/data science software tool Demonstrates how to easily find, download, and use cutting-edge community-reviewed methods in statistics and predictive modeling Shows you how R offers intel from leading researchers in data science, free of charge Provides information on using R Studio to work with R Get ready to use R to crunch and analyze your data—the fast and easy way!
Posted in Computers

Theories of human development

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 270

View: 8478

Provides a clearly written, basic introduction to the different theoretical approaches to understanding human development, designed for the first-year student of human development. Features an overview and discussion of the maturational/biological, psychoanalytic, behavioral, and cognitive-developmental theories of human development, and includes applied examples of every theory and a set of seven questions used to compare and contrast theories presented throughout the book.
Posted in Psychology

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis

Author: Kyle C. Longest

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483356647

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4585

Using Stata for Quantitative Analysis, Second Edition offers a brief, but thorough introduction to analyzing data with Stata software. It can be used as a reference for any statistics or methods course across the social, behavioral, and health sciences since these fields share a relatively similar approach to quantitative analysis. In this book, author Kyle Longest teaches the language of Stata from an intuitive perspective, furthering students’ overall retention and allowing a student with no experience in statistical software to work with data in a very short amount of time. The self-teaching style of this book enables novice Stata users to complete a basic quantitative research project from start to finish. The Second Edition covers the use of Stata 13 and can be used on its own or as a supplement to a research methods or statistics textbook.
Posted in Social Science