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NCJ Number: 70102 Find in a Library
Title: Understanding Basic Statistics
Author(s): H W Kushner; G De Maio
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 389
Sponsoring Agency: Holden-Day Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94111
Sale Source: Holden-Day Publishers
500 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Designed for use in a one semester introductory statistics course for undergraduates, this textbook covers basic statistical techniques and their applications in the behavioral and social sciences.
Abstract: Following an introduction to basic statistics, the book provides chapters on measurement, data organization, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, and the normal curve. Probability theory and statistical inference using one sample, two samples, and multiple samples are presented. Further chapters discuss correlation, regression, multivariate analysis, and nonparametric studies. Each chapter ends with a list of main terms and symbols and a set of exercises to which answers are provided at the book's end. Figures, tables, footnotes, an index, a bibliography of about 130 entries, and appendixes presenting a glossary of symbols, a list of formulas, and standard statistical tables, are included.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Statistical analysis
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