Statistics for Library and Information Services

A Primer for Using Open Source R Software for Accessibility and Visualization

Author: Alon Friedman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Statistics for Library and Information Services, written for non-statisticians, provides logical, user-friendly, and step-by-step instructions to make statistics more accessible for students and professionals in the field of Information Science. It emphasizes concepts of statistical theory and data collection methodologies, but also extends to the topics of visualization creation and display, so that the reader will be able to better conduct statistical analysis and communicate his/her findings. The book is tailored for information science students and professionals. It has specific examples of dataset sets, scripts, design modules, data repositories, homework assignments, and a glossary lexicon that matches the field of Information Science. The textbook provides a visual road map that is customized specifically for Information Science instructors, students, and professionals regarding statistics and visualization. Each chapter in the book includes full-color illustrations on how to use R for the statistical model that particular chapter will cover. This book is arranged in 17 chapters, which are organized into five main sections: the first section introduces research design and data collection; the second section discusses basic statistical concepts, including descriptive, bivariate, time series, and regression analyses; section 3 covers the subject of visualization creation using Open Source R; section 4 covers decision making from the analysis; and the last section provides examples and references. Every chapter illustrates how to use Open Source R and features two subsections for the major ideas of the chapter: its statistical model and its visual representation. The statistical model captures the main statistical formulas/theories covered in each chapter, while the visual representation addresses the subject of the types of visualization that are produced from the statistical analysis model covered in that particular chapter. Don’t miss the book’s companion Web site at

Statistical Thinking for Non-Statisticians in Drug Regulation

Author: Richard Kay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 616

Written by a well-known lecturer and consultant to thepharmaceutical industry, this book focuses on the pharmaceuticalnon-statistician working within a very strict regulatoryenvironment. Statistical Thinking for Clinical Trials inDrug Regulation presents the concepts and statisticalthinking behind medical studies with a direct connection to theregulatory environment so that readers can be clear where thestatistical methodology fits in with industry requirements.Pharmaceutical-related examples are used throughout to set theinformation in context. As a result, this book provides adetailed overview of the statistical aspects of the design,conduct, analysis and presentation of data from clinical trialswithin drug regulation. Statistical Thinking for Clinical Trials in DrugRegulation: Assists pharmaceutical personnel in communicating effectivelywith statisticians using statistical language Improves the ability to read and understand statisticalmethodology in papers and reports and to critically appraisethat methodology Helps to understand the statistical aspects of the regulatoryframework better quoting extensively from regulatory guidelinesissued by the EMEA (European Medicines Evaluation Agency), ICH(International Committee on Harmonization and the FDA (Food andDrug Administration)

Using Reflection and Metacognition to Improve Student Learning

Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy

Author: Naomi Silver

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC


Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 215

Research has identified the importance of helping students develop the ability to monitor their own comprehension and to make their thinking processes explicit, and indeed demonstrates that metacognitive teaching strategies greatly improve student engagement with course material. This book -- by presenting principles that teachers in higher education can put into practice in their own classrooms -- explains how to lay the ground for this engagement, and help students become self-regulated learners actively employing metacognitive and reflective strategies in their education. Key elements include embedding metacognitive instruction in the content matter; being explicit about the usefulness of metacognitive activities to provide the incentive for students to commit to the extra effort; as well as following through consistently. Recognizing that few teachers have a deep understanding of metacognition and how it functions, and still fewer have developed methods for integrating it into their curriculum, this book offers a hands-on, user-friendly guide for implementing metacognitive and reflective pedagogy in a range of disciplines. Offering seven practitioner examples from the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, the social sciences and the humanities, along with sample syllabi, course materials, and student examples, this volume offers a range of strategies for incorporating these pedagogical approaches in college classrooms, as well as theoretical rationales for the strategies presented. By providing successful models from courses in a broad spectrum of disciplines, the editors and contributors reassure readers that they need not reinvent the wheel or fear the unknown, but can instead adapt tested interventions that aid learning and have been shown to improve both instructor and student satisfaction and engagement.

Research Design and Analysis

A Primer for the Non-Statistician

Author: Leslie D. Rosenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 349

A concise, straightforward overview of research design and analysis, helping readers form a general basis for designing and conducting research The practice of designing and analyzing research continues to evolve with advances in technology that enable greater technical analysis of data—strengthening the ability of researchers to study the interventions and relationships of factors and assisting consumers of research to understand and evaluate research reports. Research Design and Analysis is an accessible, wide-ranging overview of how to design, conduct, analyze, interpret, and present research. This book helps those in the sciences conduct their own research without requiring expertise in statistics and related fields and enables informed reading of published research. Requiring no background in statistics, this book reviews the purpose, ethics, and rules of research, explains the fundamentals of research design and validity, and describes how to select and employ appropriate statistical techniques and reporting methods. Readers gain knowledge central to various research scenarios, from sifting through reports of meta-analyses and preparing a research paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal to discussing, evaluating, and communicating research results. This book: Provides end-to-end guidance on the entire research design and analysis process Teaches readers how to both conduct their own research and evaluate the research of others Offers a clear, concise introduction to fundamental topics ideal for both reference and general education functions Presents information derived from the author’s experience teaching the subject in real-world classroom settings Includes a full array of learning tools including tables, examples, additional resource suggestions, complete references, and appendices that cover statistical analysis software and data sets Research Design and Analysis: A Primer for the Non-Statistician is a valuable source of information for students and trainees in medical and allied health professions, journalism, education, and those interested in reading and comprehending research literature.

Stages of social research

contemporary perspectives

Author: Dennis Forcese

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Statistics in MATLAB

A Primer

Author: MoonJung Cho

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 363

Fulfilling the need for a practical user’s guide, Statistics in MATLAB: A Primer provides an accessible introduction to the latest version of MATLAB® and its extensive functionality for statistics. Assuming a basic knowledge of statistics and probability as well as a fundamental understanding of linear algebra concepts, this book: Covers capabilities in the main MATLAB package, the Statistics Toolbox, and the student version of MATLAB Presents examples of how MATLAB can be used to analyze data Offers access to a companion website with data sets and additional examples Contains figures and visual aids to assist in application of the software Explains how to determine what method should be used for analysis Statistics in MATLAB: A Primer is an ideal reference for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering, mathematics, statistics, economics, biostatistics, and computer science. It is also appropriate for a diverse professional market, making it a valuable addition to the libraries of researchers in statistics, computer science, data mining, machine learning, image analysis, signal processing, and engineering.

Journalism Quarterly




Category: Journalism


View: 342

Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical materials.