Answering Questions With Statistics
- Robert Szafran - Stephen F. Austin State University, USA
Finally, an introductory statistics text that provides broad coverage, limited theory, clear explanations, plenty of practice opportunities, and examples that engage today's students!
Using General Social Survey data from 1980 and 2010, this textbook asks students to consider how young adults have changed over the last 30 years. Students learn to select an appropriate data analysis technique, carry out the analysis, and draw conclusions.
Very good book, ideally pitched for undergraduates to get to grips with. Enough detail to inform the reader but not too much to put off.
I would recommend adding more on different group and paired comparisons though. The procedure for different ANOVAs and MANOVAs is very different and one that many students struggle with. Maybe in the second edition?
It is easy to understand.
It was determined this book did not meet the needs of the course.
This title offers a clear presentation of statistical techniques without hand-calculation, which is more in line with an "authentic tasks" orientation to the material. SPSS instruction is tied nicely into the text and is exceptionally clear and concise. I am loving using this book. It took so much of the stress out of teaching statistics to Sociology majors who tend to be math-phobic.
This decision was taken with the biostats prefessor. We need a book that is more oriented toward medical students, using medical issues and problems.
Not using at this time, but will consider use with advanced students in future semesters.
still considering it for next year, but decided to use Agresti & Finlay's Statistical Methods for the Social Scineces instead, as it is more comprehensive.
like Salkind better
This is a well-written textbook. It explains the statistics in a very easy to understand. However there are lots of examples that international students might not understand.
Highly recommended. Layout not busy and support commentary with application