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Statistics in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

by Sarah Boslaugh

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Need to learn statistics for your job? Want help passing a statistics course? Statistics in a Nutshell is a clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this edition helps you gain a solid understanding of statistics without the numbing complexity of many college texts.

Each chapter presents easy-to-follow descriptions, along with graphics, formulas, solved examples, and hands-on exercises. If you want to perform common statistical analyses and learn a wide range of techniques without getting in over your head, this is your book.

  • Learn basic concepts of measurement and probability theory, data management, and research design
  • Discover basic statistical procedures, including correlation, the t-test, the chi-square and Fisher's exact tests, and techniques for analyzing nonparametric data
  • Learn advanced techniques based on the general linear model, including ANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple linear regression, and logistic regression
  • Use and interpret statistics for business and quality improvement, medical and public health, and education and psychology
  • Communicate with statistics and critique statistical information presented by others
  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    O'Reilly Media
    Edition:
    2
    Publication Date:
    2012

    Format

    • Kindle Book
    • OverDrive Read 11.9 MB
    • Adobe PDF eBook 18.2 MB
    • Adobe EPUB eBook 11.9 MB
    • Open PDF eBook 18.3 MB
    • Open EPUB eBook 11.9 MB

    Sarah Boslaugh (Author)

    Sarah Boslaugh holds a PhD in Research and Evaluation from the City University of New York and have been working as a statistical analyst for 15 years, in a variety of professional settings, including the New York City Board of Education, the Inst...

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