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100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

April 2014 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way.  It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Part 1: Why Statistics?
Part 2: Understanding Measures of Central Tendency
Part 3: Understanding Measures of Variability
Part 4: Illustrating Data
Part 5: Understanding Relationships
Part 6: Understanding Measurement and Its Importance
Part 7: Understanding the Role of Hypothesis in Statistics
Part 8: Understanding the Normal Curve and Probability
Part 9: Understanding the Concept of Significance
Part 10: Understanding Differences between Groups
Part 11: Looking at Relationships between Variables
Part 12: Other Statistical Procedures

“The key strength of this book is the straight forward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged.”

Jamie Brown, Mercer University

“The sequencing of the questions works very well—from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand.”

Linda Martinez, California State University, Long Beach

“Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly.”

Jennifer R. Salmon, Eckerd College

It is a very good book for my students as introductory textbook.

Dr Abdel-Salam Gomaa Abdel-Salam
Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, University of Qatar
September 3, 2015

This book answer key questions about statistics.

Dr Abdallah Namoun
Manchester Business School, Manchester Business School
September 18, 2014

Brief summary of the most important concepts for beginners in statistics. Absolutely recommendable for first year social science students.

Mrs Claudia Seifert
Communication, Technical University of Dresden
September 3, 2014

I will certainly recommend this as a very helpful book to Level 4 students

Mrs Adele Creer
computing, Isle of Man College
August 27, 2014

This book offers concise and clear answers to many questions about statistics, something I think will be very appreciated by students working on their quantitative projects. It is a nice complement to the more extended textbooks on statistics.

Dr Ragnheiður Arnardóttir
School of Health Sciences, Univ. of Akureyri
July 4, 2014
Key features
  • The concise question-and-answer format makes this an ideal reference for beginners and professionals, alike.
  • Each stand alone question is addressed with an answer and explanation, allowing readers to garner the information they need quickly and easily.
  • Questions can be read in any order, providing maximum flexibility.
  • The presentation is clear, easy to read and understand, and often humorous, making for an enjoyable and informative read.
  • Each of the 100 answers ends with suggested questions contained in the book to further learning on related topics.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Question #5

Question #9

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