Learn statistical reasoning and problem solving from a best--selling author who uses a wealth of examples from the social and behavioral sciences,, education,, nursing/allied health,, and business fields----as well as examples from everyday life--to help you learn and understand.. Praised for his clear explanations,, Spatz shows you how to start with a data set,, identify the questions it poses,, determine and carry out statistical procedures,, and using plain English,, tell the story the data reveal.
Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions, Ninth Edition, is a textbook for a one-term statistics
course in the social or behavioral sciences, education, or the allied health/
nursing field. Its focus is conceptualization, understanding, and interpretation, rather
than computation. Although designed to be comprehensible and complete for students
who take only one statistics course, it includes many elements that prepare students
for additional statistics courses. Basic experimental design terms such as independent
and dependent variables are explained so that students can be expected to write fairly
complete interpretations of their analyses. In many places, the student is invited to stop
and think or stop and do an exercise. Some problems simply ask the student to decide
which statistical technique is appropriate. In sum, this book’s approach reinforces
instructors who emphasize critical thinking in their course.