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xii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
  • 1. Introduction to Social Science Research Principles and Terminology 2. Measures of Central Tendency 3. Measures of Variability 4. The Normal Distribution 5. Standardization and z Scores 6. Standard Errors 7. Statistical Significance, Effect Size, and Confidence Intervals 8. Correlation 9. t Tests 10. One-Way Analysis of Variance. 11. Factorial Analysis of Variance 12. Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance 13. Regression 14. The Chi-square Test of Independence 15. Factor Analysis and Reliability Analysis: Data Reduction Techniques. Appendixes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415872911 20160618
This inexpensive paperback provides a brief, simple overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique, ranging from basic concepts like central tendency and describing distributions to more advanced concepts such as t tests, regression, repeated measures ANOVA, and factor analysis. Each chapter begins with a short description of the statistic and when it should be used. This is followed by a more in-depth explanation of how the statistic works. Finally, each chapter ends with an example of the statistic in use, and a sample of how the results of analyses using the statistic might be written up for publication. A glossary of statistical terms and symbols is also included. New features in the third edition include: * a new chapter on Factor and Reliability Analysis especially helpful to those who do and/or read survey research, * new "Writing it Up" sections demonstrate how to write about and interpret statistics seen in books and journals, * a website at http://www.psypress.com/statistics-in-plain-english with PowerPoint presentations, interactive problems (including an overview of the problem's solution for Instructors) with an IBM SPSS dataset for practice, videos of the author demonstrating how to calculate and interpret most of the statistics in the book, links to useful websites, and an author blog, * new section on understanding the distribution of data (ch. 1) to help readers understand how to use and interpret graphs, * many more examples, tables, and charts to help students visualize key concepts. Statistics in Plain English, Third Edition is an ideal supplement for statistics, research methods, and/or for courses that use statistics taught at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as a reference tool for anyone interested in refreshing their memory about key statistical concepts. The research examples are from psychology, education, and other social and behavioral sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415872911 20160618
Green Library
APPPHYS-61-01, APPPHYS-61-01, BIO-61-01, BIO-61-01
xii, 230 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Preface-- Part I- SCIENCE-- 1. Practicing science: An overview-- 2. Discovery: Learning new things about the world-- 3. Credibility: Validating discovery claims-- Part II-SCIENCE and SOCIETY-- 4. Integrity: From science policy to responsible conduct of research-- 5. Informed consent and risk: Intersection of human research and genetics-- 6. Faith: More than one way to practice the world-- Afterword-- References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195064575 20160528
Scientific facts can be so complicated that only specialists in a field fully appreciate the details, but the nature of everyday practice that gives rise to these facts should be understandable by everyone interested in science. This book describes how scientists bring their own interests and passions to their work, illustrates the dynamics between researchers and the research community, and emphasizes a contextual understanding of science in place of the linear model found in textbooks with its singular focus on "scientific method." Everyday Practice of Science also introduces readers to issues about science and society. Practice requires value judgments: What should be done? Who should do it? Who should pay for it? How much? Balancing scientific opportunities with societal needs depends on appreciating both the promises and the ambiguities of science. Understanding practice informs discussions about how to manage research integrity, conflict of interest, and the challenge of modern genetics to human research ethics. Society cannot have the benefits of research without the risks. The last chapter contrasts the practices of science and religion as reflective of two different types of faith and describes a holistic framework within which they dynamically interact.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195064575 20160528
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller)
APPPHYS-61-01, APPPHYS-61-01, BIO-61-01, BIO-61-01
230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Written in the same cartoon format as "The Cartoon History of the Universe" and "The Cartoon Guide to the Computer", this book provides a humorous tour through modern statistics as it is practiced in a wide variety of fields - from the humanities to the sciences. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, then proceeds to cover data analysis, probability and all the other topics crucial to the study of statistics. Other books by Larry Gonick include "The Cartoon Guide to Genetics", "The Cartoon Guide to the United States" and "The Cartoon Guide to Physics".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062731029 20160528
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
APPPHYS-61-01, APPPHYS-61-01, BIO-61-01, BIO-61-01