Choosing and Using Statistics

Choosing and Using Statistics

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Choosing and Using Statistics remains an invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work. Features new to this edition: Now features information on using the popular free program, R Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon No previous knowledge of statistics is assumedCalculating a goodness of fit to a Poisson distribution is surprisingly awkward in MINITAB, although not quite as awkward ... 1 Make sure that the data are in a single column of the actual data, not the frequencies. ... 3 First you should generate a table of the tallied observations: Go to the a#39;Stata#39; menu, then a#39;Tablesa#39; then a#39;Tallyanbsp;...

Title:Choosing and Using Statistics
Author:Calvin Dytham
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-08-02


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