Essential Statistics For Public Managers and Policy Analysts, 2nd Edition

Author: Evan M Berman

Publisher: CQ Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 285

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Discounted packages available!OPTION 1Text + WorkbookOPTION 2Text + Workbook + SPSS Student-Version Software·With clear and straightforward instruction, a companion workbook, and an unbeatable price, Essential Statistics affords maximum flexibility for students and instructors. Brief chapters hone in on core concepts and tools, allowing students to start working with data on the computer from the very start. Learning objectives and key term lists frame chapters while a wealth of graphics&BAD:mdash;tables, figures, and boxes&BAD:mdash;visually help explain statistical techniques and enhance skill acquisition.In answering to helpful feedback from adopters, this second edition touts important improvements:A simplified organization&BAD:mdash;moving from 8 to 16 chapters&BAD:mdash;separates out statistical techniques making it easier for instructors to assign text materials throughout a semester and for students to master one skill at a time.Added examples and detail&BAD:mdash;from scenarios public managers and policy analysts are likely to encounter on the job&BAD:mdash;offer application of each technique in practice. Further explanation of research methods, now more than four chapters, offers students a great refresher or lays needed groundwork. New &BAD:ldquo;getting started&BAD:rdquo; boxes prompt students to ask themselves questions along the way that promote application and reinforce basic skills.Expanded coverage of crosstabs, logistic regression, and time series analysis, as well as reference to important new scholarship and enhanced discussion of research ethics and data sources.·SPSS was acquired by IBM in October 2009

Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gregory J. Privitera

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 732

Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences is a concise version of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by award-winning teacher, author, and advisor Gregory J. Privitera. The Second Edition provides balanced coverage for today’s students, connecting the relevance of core concepts to daily life with new introductory vignettes for every chapter, while speaking to the reader as a researcher when covering statistical theory, computation, and application. Robust pedagogy allows students to continually check their comprehension and hone their skills while working through carefully developed problems and exercises that include current research and seamless integration of IBM® SPSS® Statistics. Readers will welcome Privitera’s thoughtful instruction, conversational voice, and application of statistics to real-world problems.

Essential Statistics

Exploring the World Through Data

Author: Robert Gould

Publisher: Pearson


Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 584

View: 729

This book is ideal for a one-semester course in statistics, offering a streamlined presentation of Introductory Statistics: Exploring the World through Data, by Gould/Ryan. Exploring the World through Data We live in a data-driven world, and the goal of this text is to teach students how to access and analyze these data critically. Authors Rob Gould, Colleen Ryan, and Rebecca Wong want students to develop a "data habit of mind" because learning statistics is an essential life skill that extends beyond the classroom.and Regardless of their math backgrounds, students will learn how to think about data and how to reason using data. With a clear, unintimidating writing style and carefully chosen pedagogy, this text makes data analysis accessible to all students. Also available with MyStatLab MyStatLab(tm) from Pearson is the world's leading online resource for teaching and learning statistics, integrating interactive homework, assessment, and media in a flexible, easy-to-use format. MyStatLab is a course management system that delivers improving results in helping individual students succeed. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)& Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase boththe physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134466012 / 9780134466019 Essential Statistics Plus MyStatLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134134400 / 9780134134406 Essential Statistics 0321847997 / 9780321847997 My StatLab Glue-in Access Card 032184839X / 9780321848390 MyStatLab Inside Sticker for Glue-In Packages

Essential Statistics

Author: William Navidi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education


Category: Mathematics


View: 686

Navidi/Monk, Essential Statistics was developed around three central themes Ë Clarity, Quality, and Accuracy. These central themes were born out of extensive market research and feedback from statistics instructors across the country. The authors paid close attention to how material is presented to students, ensuring that the content in the text is very clear, concise, and digestible. High quality exercises, examples and integration of technology are important aspects of an Introductory Statistics text. The authors have provided robust exercise sets that range in difficulty. They have also focused keen attention to ensure that examples provide clear instruction to students. Technology is integrated throughout the text, providing students examples of how to use the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculators, Microsoft Excel and Minitab. The accuracy of Elementary Statistics was a foundational principle always on the minds of the authors. While this certainly pertains to all aspects of the text, the authors also exhausted energy in ensuring the supplements have been developed to fit cohesively with the text.

Essential Medical Statistics

Author: Betty R. Kirkwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 175

Blackwell Publishing is delighted to announce that this book hasbeen Highly Commended in the 2004 BMA Medical Book Competition.Here is the judges' summary of this book: "This is a technical book on a technical subject but presentedin a delightful way. There are many books on statistics for doctorsbut there are few that are excellent and this is certainly one ofthem. Statistics is not an easy subject to teach or write about.The authors have succeeded in producing a book that is as good asit can get. For the keen student who does not want a book formathematicians, this is an excellent first book on medicalstatistics." Essential Medical Statistics is a classic amongst medicalstatisticians. An introductory textbook, it presents statisticswith a clarity and logic that demystifies the subject, whileproviding a comprehensive coverage of advanced as well as basicmethods. The second edition of Essential Medical Statistics hasbeen comprehensively revised and updated to include modernstatistical methods and modern approaches to statistical analysis,while retaining the approachable and non-mathematical style of thefirst edition. The book now includes full coverage of the mostcommonly used regression models, multiple linear regression,logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression, as wellas a chapter on general issues in regression modelling. Inaddition, new chapters introduce more advanced topics such asmeta-analysis, likelihood, bootstrapping and robust standarderrors, and analysis of clustered data. Aimed at students of medical statistics, medical researchers,public health practitioners and practising clinicians usingstatistics in their daily work, the book is designed as both ateaching and a reference text. The format of the book is clear withhighlighted formulae and worked examples, so that all concepts arepresented in a simple, practical and easy-to-understand way. Thesecond edition enhances the emphasis on choice of appropriatemethods with new chapters on strategies for analysis and measuresof association and impact. Essential Medical Statistics is supported by a web siteat Thisuseful online resource provides statistical datasets to download,as well as sample chapters and future updates.

Essential Statistics Using SAS University Edition

Author: Geoff Der

Publisher: SAS Institute


Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

View: 514

Students and instructors of statistics courses using SAS University Edition will welcome this book. Learning fundamental statistics is essential to solving problems with SAS. Essential Statistics Using SAS University Edition demonstrates how to use SAS University Edition to apply a variety of statistical methodologies, from the simple to the not-so-simple, to a range of data sets. Learn how to apply the appropriate statistical method to answer a particular question about a data set, and correctly interpret the numerical results that you obtain. SAS University Edition users who are new to SAS or who need a refresher course will benefit from the statistics overview and topics, such as multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and Poisson regression.

Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics

Author: Gary Smith

Publisher: Academic Press


Category: Mathematics

Page: 396

View: 660

Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics, Second Edition, is innovative in its focus on preparing students for regression/econometrics, and in its extended emphasis on statistical reasoning, real data, pitfalls in data analysis, and modeling issues. This book is uncommonly approachable and easy to use, with extensive word problems that emphasize intuition and understanding. Too many students mistakenly believe that statistics courses are too abstract, mathematical, and tedious to be useful or interesting. To demonstrate the power, elegance, and even beauty of statistical reasoning, this book provides hundreds of new and updated interesting and relevant examples, and discusses not only the uses but also the abuses of statistics. The examples are drawn from many areas to show that statistical reasoning is not an irrelevant abstraction, but an important part of everyday life. Includes hundreds of updated and new, real-world examples to engage students in the meaning and impact of statistics Focuses on essential information to enable students to develop their own statistical reasoning Ideal for one-quarter or one-semester courses taught in economics, business, finance, politics, sociology, and psychology departments, as well as in law and medical schools Accompanied by an ancillary website with an instructors solutions manual, student solutions manual and supplementing chapters

Exercising Essential Statistics

Author: Evan Berman

Publisher: CQ Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 184

View: 232

Through the use of critical thinking questions and data-based exercises, Evan Berman and Xiaohu Wang’s Exercising Essential Statistics helps students apply the techniques described in Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Fourth Edition. This accompanying workbook gives students the opportunity to practice these techniques through hands-on, carefully crafted exercises. Various examples are provided from human resource management, organizational behavior, budgeting, and public policy to illustrate how public administrators interact with and analyze data. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available in SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, Stata, and Excel).

Statistics Essentials For Dummies

Author: Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 890

Statistics Essentials For Dummies not only provides students enrolled in Statistics I with an excellent high-level overview of key concepts, but it also serves as a reference or refresher for students in upper-level statistics courses. Free of review and ramp-up material, Statistics Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point, with content focused on key course topics only. It provides discrete explanations of essential concepts taught in a typical first semester college-level statistics course, from odds and error margins to confidence intervals and conclusions. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical statistics concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.