Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Wood, Michael, 1949-

Title Making sense of statistics : a non-mathematical approach / Michael Wood
Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  519.5 Woo/Mso  AVAILABLE
 MELB  519.5 Woo/Mso  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 208 pages : charts ; 22 cm
Series Palgrave study guides
Palgrave study guides.
Contents 1. Introduction: statistics, non-mathematical methods and how to use this book -- 2. Probability, samples, buckets and balls -- 3. Summing things up: graphs, averages, standard deviations, correlations and so on -- 4. Why use statistics? pros, cons and alternatives -- 5. Calculating probabilities: mental ball crunching and computer games -- 6. Possible worlds and actual worlds: how can we decide what's true? -- 7. How big is the error? confidence intervals -- 8. Checking if anything is going on: tests of null hypotheses -- 9. Predicting the unpredictable or explaining the inexplicable: regression models -- 10. How to do it and what does it mean? the design and interpretation of investigations -- App. A. Using spreadsheets (Excel) for statistics -- App. B. A brief guide to the statistical package, SPPS
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references: pages 192-201
Subject Statistics.
LC no. 00002490
ISBN 1403901074 paperback