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Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview 7th Edition by Fred Pyrczak, ISBN-13: 978-1138894761



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Routledge; 7th edition (June 18, 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 252 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1138894761
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1138894761

New to the Seventh Edition

Retaining the key features and organization that have made this book an indispensable text for teaching and learning the basic concepts of statistical analysis, this new edition features:

    • discussion of the use of observation in quantitative and qualitative research
    • the inclusion of introductions to the book, and each Part.
    • section objectives listed at the beginning of each section to guide the reader.
    • new material on key topics such as z-scores, probability, Central Limit Theorem, Standard Deviation and simple and multiple regression
    • Expanded discussion on t test with separate sections for independent and dependent samples t tests, as well as one-sample t test
    • progressive analysis of bivariate vs multivariate statistics (starts with the basic concepts and moves to more complex analysis as the student progresses)
    • updated and extended pedagogical material such as Chapter Objectives, exercises and worked examples to test and enhance student’s understanding of the material presented in the chapter
    • Bolded key terms, with definitions and Glossary for quick referral
    • expanded Appendices include a brief reference list of some common computational formulas and examples.
    • a Glossary of key terms has been added at the end of the book, with references to sections in parenthesis.

About the Author

Dr Deborah M. Oh is professor in Research Methods and Statistics at California State University, Los Angeles since 1998. She earned her PhD from Columbia University, New York and teaches statistics to a diverse student population in both undergraduate and graduate levels.


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