## Book description

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 Fisher’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 resources

## Table of contents

- Preface
- 1. Basic Concepts of Measurement
- 2. Probability
- 3. Inferential Statistics
- 4. Descriptive Statistics and Graphic Displays
- 5. Categorical Data
- 6. The t-Test
- 7. The Pearson Correlation Coefficient
- 8. Introduction to Regression and ANOVA
- 9. Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA
- 10. Multiple Linear Regression
- 11. Logistic, Multinomial, and Polynomial Regression
- 12. Factor Analysis, Cluster Analysis, and Discriminant Function Analysis
- 13. Nonparametric Statistics
- 14. Business and Quality Improvement Statistics
- 15. Medical and Epidemiological Statistics
- 16. Educational and Psychological Statistics
- 17. Data Management
- 18. Research Design
- 19. Communicating with Statistics
- 20. Critiquing Statistics Presented by Others
- A. Review of Basic Mathematics
- B. Introduction to Statistical Packages
- C. References
- D. Probability Tables for Common Distributions
- E. Online Resources
- F. Glossary of Statistical Terms
- Index
- About the Author
- Colophon
- Copyright

## Product information

- Title: Statistics in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition
- Author(s):
- Release date: November 2012
- Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
- ISBN: 9781449316822

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