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The Art of Data Analysis : How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics

Author: Kristin H Jarman
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2013]
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"With an emphasis on critical thinking, The Art of Data Analysis: How to Answer Almost Any Question Using Basic Statistics presents fun and unique examples, guides readers through the entire data collection and analysis process, and introduces basic statistical concepts along the way. Leaving proofs and complicated mathematics behind, the author portrays the more engaging side of statistics and emphasizes its role  Read more...
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Jarman, Kristin H.
Art of data analysis.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc., [2013]
(DLC) 2013000381
(OCoLC)828834121
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin H Jarman
ISBN: 9781118413333 1118413334 9781118413357 1118413350 1118411315 9781118411315 9781118514924 1118514920 9781118514948 1118514947 9781118514931 1118514939 9781118514900 1118514904
OCLC Number: 828834229
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 179 pages) : illustrations, charts
Contents: The Basics. Statistics: The Life of the Party --
Lions, and Tigers, and ... Bigfoot? Oh, My: How Questionable Data Can Screw Up an Otherwise Perfectly Good Statistical Analysis --
Asteroid Belts and Spandex Cars: Using Descriptive Statistics to Answer Your Most Weighty Questions --
Baseball, Game Shows, and Sidekicks: Who Cares about Probability Anyway? --
What It's Like to Be Normal: Probability Distributions and One Rule That Could Make You Wildly Popular --
What a Few Estimates and a Little Probability Can Do for You. Men Are Insensitive and Women Are Illogical. Really: Asserting Your Stereotypes with Confidence --
Godzilla versus King Kong: How Hypothesis Tests Can Be Used to Settle the Battle of the Movie Monsters --
Lab Rats and Roommates: Analysis of Variance and How to Channel Your Inner Mad Scientist --
When the Zombie Flu Went Viral: Regressing the Myth Out of Urban Myths --
Appendix A: Critical Values for the Standard Normal Distribution --
Appendix B: Critical Values for the T-Distribution --
Appendix C: Critical Values for the Chi-Squared Distribution.
Responsibility: Kristin H. Jarman.

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With a focus on presenting basic statistical concepts in a friendly and accessible style, this book focuses on the more subjective side of statistics--the art of data analysis.  Read more...
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