Statistics: A Gentle Introduction

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge,Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412991714

Category: Computers

Page: 458

View: 4851

With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! Frederick L. Coolidge specifically designed his text to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.

Statistics

a gentle introduction

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780761954842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 290

View: 6945

Doing statistics for the first time? (`Don't panic'), says Fred Coolidge. He shows how statistics needn't be difficult or dull. He likens the role of the statistician to a detective, searching for clues to causation at the scene of a crime. He minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes practical assignments. The book contains a wealth of real-world examples that give students a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in.

Using Statistics: A Gentle Introduction

A Gentle Guide

Author: Rugg, Gordon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222188

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 3135

An introduction to statistics covers the concepts measurement theory, descriptive statistics, knowlege reprensentation, probability theory, correlations, and parametric statistics.

Statistics

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Frederick Lawrence Coolidge

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN: 9781412924948

Category: Social Science

Page: 397

View: 1751

A guide covering the basics of statistics provides information on such topics as standard scores, hypothesis testing, inferential statistics, functional analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics.

Statistics, A Gentle Introduction

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497027314

Category: Education

Page: 40

View: 4026

Facts101 is your complete guide to Statistics, A Gentle Introduction. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180092

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 8911

Providing the basic collection of statistical procedures used by social scientists, A Gentle Introduction to Stata presents the fundamental tools to learn Stata. The book begins with showing how to enter and manage data as well as perform basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. It then examines standard statistical procedures from a t test, nonparametric tests, measures of association, multiple regression, and logical regression. The book ends with guidelines for future work and advanced topics. This learning source is an excellent introduction for those with little statistical software experience while also a useful reference for more knowledgeable statisticians by offering a detailed index of commands.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Second Edition

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180432

Category: Computers

Page: 333

View: 2491

Updated to reflect the new features of Stata 11, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Third Edition continues to help new Stata users become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a data set as well as perform fundamental statistical analyses. New to the Third Edition A new chapter on the analysis of missing data and the use of multiple-imputation methods Extensive revision of the chapter on ANOVA Additional material on the application of power analysis The book covers data management; good work habits, including the use of basic do-files; basic exploratory statistics, including graphical displays; and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools, such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion. Rather than splitting these topics by their Stata implementation, the material on graphics and postestimation are woven into the text in a natural fashion. The author teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of do-files. Each chapter includes exercises and real data sets are used throughout.

Sankhyashastrachi Tondolakh

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351506940

Category: Reference

Page: 476

View: 821

With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! This textbook has been specifically designed to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.

Probability, Decisions and Games

A Gentle Introduction using R

Author: Abel Rodríguez,Bruno Mendes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119302617

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 5922

INTRODUCES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, DECISION THEORY, AND GAME THEORY, AND FEATURES INTERESTING EXAMPLES OF GAMES OF CHANCE AND STRATEGY TO MOTIVATE AND ILLUSTRATE ABSTRACT MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS Covering both random and strategic games, Probability, Decisions and Games features a variety of gaming and gambling examples to build a better understanding of basic concepts of probability, statistics, decision theory, and game theory. The authors present fundamental concepts such as random variables, rational choice theory, mathematical expectation and variance, fair games, combinatorial calculus, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, Bernoulli trials, zero-sum games and Nash equilibria, as well as their application in games such as Roulette, Craps, Lotto, Blackjack, Poker, Rock-Paper-Scissors, the Game of Chicken and Tic-Tac-Toe. Computer simulations, implemented using the popular R computing environment, are used to provide intuition on key concepts and verify complex calculations. The book starts by introducing simple concepts that are carefully motivated by the same historical examples that drove their original development of the field of probability, and then applies those concepts to popular contemporary games. The first two chapters of Probability, Decisions and Games: A Gentle Introduction using R feature an introductory discussion of probability and rational choice theory in finite and discrete spaces that builds upon the simple games discussed in the famous correspondence between Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat. Subsequent chapters utilize popular casino games such as Roulette and Blackjack to expand on these concepts illustrate modern applications of these methodologies. Finally, the book concludes with discussions on game theory using a number of strategic games. This book: · Features introductory coverage of probability, statistics, decision theory and game theory, and has been class-tested at University of California, Santa Cruz for the past six years · Illustrates basic concepts in probability through interesting and fun examples using a number of popular casino games: roulette, lotto, craps, blackjack, and poker · Introduces key ideas in game theory using classic games such as Rock-Paper-Scissors, Chess, and Tic-Tac-Toe. · Features computer simulations using R throughout in order to illustrate complex concepts and help readers verify complex calculations · Contains exercises and approaches games and gambling at a level that is accessible for readers with minimal experience · Adopts a unique approach by motivating complex concepts using first simple games and then moving on to more complex, well-known games that illustrate how these concepts work together Probability, Decisions and Games: A Gentle Introduction using R is a unique and helpful textbook for undergraduate courses on statistical reasoning, introduction to probability, statistical literacy, and quantitative reasoning for students from a variety of disciplines. ABEL RODRÍGUEZ, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), CA, USA. The author of 40 journal articles, his research interests include Bayesian nonparametric methods, machine learning, spatial temporal models, network models, and extreme value theory. BRUNO MENDES, PhD, is Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. BRUNO MENDES, PhD, is Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.INTRODUCES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, DECISION THEORY, AND GAMETHEORY, AND FEATURES INTERESTING EXAMPLES OF GAMES OF CHANCE AND STRATEGY TOMOTIVATE AND ILLUSTRATE ABSTRACT MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTSCovering both random and strategic games, Probability, Decisions and Games features a varietyof gaming and gambling examples to build a better understanding of basic concepts of probability,statistics, decision theory, and game theory. The authors present fundamental concepts such asrandom variables, rational choice theory, mathematical expectation and variance, fair games,combinatorial calculus, conditional probability, Bayes Theorem, Bernoulli trials, zero-sum games andNash equilibria, as well as their application in games such as Roulette, Craps, Lotto, Blackjack, Poker,Rock-Paper-Scissors, the Game of Chicken and Tic-Tac-Toe. Computer simulations, implementedusing the popular R computing environment, are used to provide intuition on key concepts and verifycomplex calculations.The book starts by introducing simple concepts that are carefully motivated by the same historicalexamples that drove their original development of the field of probability, and then applies those conceptsto popular contemporary games. The first two chapters of Probability, Decisions and Games: A GentleIntroduction using R feature an introductory discussion of probability and rational choice theory in finiteand discrete spaces that builds upon the simple games discussed in the famous correspondence betweenBlaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat. Subsequent chapters utilize popular casino games such as Rouletteand Blackjack to expand on these concepts illustrate modern applications of these methodologies. Finally,the book concludes with discussions on game theory using a number of strategic games. This book:• Features introductory coverage of probability, statistics, decision theory and game theory, and hasbeen class-tested at University of California, Santa Cruz for the past six years• Illustrates basic concepts in probability through interesting and fun examples using a number ofpopular casino games: roulette, lotto, craps, blackjack, and poker• Introduces key ideas in game theory using classic games such as Rock-Paper-Scissors, Chess,and Tic-Tac-Toe.• Features computer simulations using R throughout in order to illustrate complex concepts andhelp readers verify complex calculations• Contains exercises and approaches games and gambling at a level that is accessible for readerswith minimal experience• Adopts a unique approach by motivating complex concepts using first simple games and thenmoving on to more complex, well-known games that illustrate how these concepts work togetherProbability, Decisions and Games: A Gentle Introduction using R is a unique and helpful textbook forundergraduate courses on statistical reasoning, introduction to probability, statistical literacy, andquantitative reasoning for students from a variety of disciplines.ABEL RODRÍGUEZ, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statisticsat the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), CA, USA. The author of 40 journal articles, hisresearch interests include Bayesian nonparametric methods, machine learning, spatial temporalmodels, network models, and extreme value theory.BRUNO MENDES, PhD, is Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at theUniversity of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

Statistics

A Guide to the Use of Statistical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Author: R. J. Barlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118723236

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9055

The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A.C. Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett Written by a physicist, Statistics is tailored to the needs of physical scientists, containing and explaining all they need to know. It concentrates on parameter estimation, especially the methods of Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood, but other techniques, such as hypothesis testing, Bayesian statistics and non-parametric methods are also included. Intended for reasonably numerate scientists it contains all the basic formulae, their derivations and applications, together with some more advanced ones. Statistics features: * Comprehensive coverage of the essential techniques physical scientists are likely to need. * A wealth of examples, and problems with their answers. * Flexible structure and organisation allows it to be used as a course text and a reference. * A review of the basics, so that little prior knowledge is required.

Research Methods in Human Resource Management

Investigating a Business Issue

Author: Valerie Anderson

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 1843983540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 8416

Fully mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Advanced module on Investigating a Business Issue from an HR Perspective, Research Methods in Human Resource Management is a key resource for anyone undertaking a research report. It covers the planning and execution of HRM research projects, from investigating and researching HR issues to designing and implementing research and then evaluating and reviewing the results. Filled with international examples to provide a global perspective, this fully updated 3rd edition of Research Methods in Human Resource Management balances theoretical frameworks and practical guidance. It includes increased attention to methodology issues, more real-life examples and a discussion of ethics in line with current research and practice. 'Review and Reflect' sections at the end of each chapter help apply learning to personal experience and professional development, and multiple-choice questions and a glossary of terms help students understand the key concepts. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and annotated web links.

SP 048 CO

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351506940

Category: Reference

Page: 476

View: 805

With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! This textbook has been specifically designed to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.

The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research

Author: Ruth Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293343

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 1033

For some students, research can be a daunting and intimidating topic when beginning your degree. This lively book helps you understand why research is important, gives a straightforward account of the essential knowledge that you will need and demystifies the language and process of research. It focuses on the skills you will use throughout your degree, and how research and evidence can make a difference to the world you will encounter in practice. It outlines: · What research is · Qualitative and quantitative approaches · The practicalities of doing research · Using evidence in practice. The chapters are full of practical tools and draw on a range of student experiences, making it the perfect textbook for undergraduates. Ruth Taylor is a Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean at Anglia Ruskin University.

Sankhyiki

Ek Parichay

Author: Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9351507246

Category: Reference

Page: 476

View: 2508

With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! This textbook has been specifically designed to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.

Ich gehöre zu dir

Bailey - Ein Freund fürs Leben - Buch zum Film - Roman

Author: W. Bruce Cameron

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641065178

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2820

Bailey ist clever, faul und ziemlich frech. Am Ende eines tristen Lebens als Straßenköter fragt er sich, wozu er überhaupt auf der Welt war, und ist verblüfft, plötzlich als wunderschöner Rassehund wiedergeboren zu werden. Der achtjährige Ethan nimmt ihn bei sich auf, und Bailey lernt, was es heißt, einen echten Freund zu haben. Aber seine Reise ist noch nicht beendet, er muss weiterziehen und noch viel lernen. Als er Ethan nach vielen Jahren wiedersieht, ergibt alles plötzlich einen Sinn ...

Denken wie ein Neandertaler

Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805346047

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9670

The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.

Probability, Decisions, and Games

A Gentle Introduction Using R

Author: Abel Rodriguez,Bruno Mendes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781119302643

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: N.A

View: 7115

A Gentle Introduction to Optimization

Author: B. Guenin,J. Könemann,L. Tunçel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107053447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 7023

Assuming only basic linear algebra, this textbook is the perfect starting point for undergraduate students from across the mathematical sciences.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Edition

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 9781597181426

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

View: 6145

A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Fourth Edition is for people who need to learn Stata but who may not have a strong background in statistics or prior experience with statistical software packages. After working through this book, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a dataset, and perform fundamental statistical analyses. This book is organized like the unfolding of a research project. You begin by learning how to enter and manage data and how to do basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. Then you learn how to perform standard statistical procedures from t tests, nonparametric tests, and measures of association through ANOVA, multiple regression, and logistic regression. Readers who have experience with another statistical package may benefit more by reading chapters selectively and referring to this book as needed. The fourth edition has incorporated numerous changes that were new with Stata 13. Coverage of the marginsplot command has expanded. This simplifies the construction of compelling graphs. There is a new chapter showing how to estimate path models using the sem (structural equation modeling) command. Menus have been updated, and several minor changes and corrections have been included based on suggestions from readers.