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Sarah Boslaugh

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Statistics in a Nutshell fills the gap between overly simple books such as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics and overly complex college statistics textbooks. This book teaches readers how to perform most common statistical analysis, and understand statistical techniques presented in research articles. The Second Edition includes a new chapter (Communicating with Statistics) and two appendices (Probability Tables for Common Distributions and Online Resources). Overall, about 35 percent of the text will be new and an additional 40 percent thoroughly revised.

Need to learn statistics for your job? Want help passing a statistics course? Statistics in a Nutshell is a clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone new to the subject. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this edition helps you gain a solid understanding of statistics without the numbing complexity of many college texts.

Each chapter presents easy-to-follow descriptions, along with graphics, formulas, solved examples, and hands-on exercises. If you want to perform common statistical analyses and learn a wide range of techniques without getting in over your head, this is your book.

  • Learn basic concepts of measurement and probability theory, data management, and research design
  • Discover basic statistical procedures, including correlation, the t-test, the chi-square and Fisherâ??s exact tests, and techniques for analyzing nonparametric data
  • Learn advanced techniques based on the general linear model, including ANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple linear regression, and logistic regression
  • Use and interpret statistics for business and quality improvement, medical and public health, and education and psychology
  • Communicate with statistics and critique statistical information presented by others
Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 591 pages
ISBN-10: 1449316824
Item Weight: 1.52 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 1.4 x 9.0 inches
Sarah Boslaugh holds a PhD in Research and Evaluation from the City University of New York and have been working as a statistical analyst for 15 years, in a variety of professional settings, including the New York City Board of Education, the Institutional Research Office of the City University of New York, Montefiore Medical Center, the Virginia Department of Social Services, Magellan Health Services, Washington University School of Medicine, and BJC HealthCare. She has taught statistics in several different contexts and currently teaches Intermediate Statistics at Washington University Medical School. She has published two previous books: An Intermediate Guide to SPSS Programming: Using Syntax for Data Management (SAGE Publications, 2004) and Secondary Data Sources for Public Health (forthcoming from Cambridge U. Press, 2007) and am currently editing the Encyclopedia of Epidemiology for SAGE Publications (forthcoming, 2007).