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This book can be adopted as an essential book for the course in Econometrics, Stata course or Applied Statistics. It has a moderate amount of necessary formulas, gives the codes for Stata programs and its' outcomes (with print screens). The contents is logical, starting from simple tests, linear regression and going to multiple, with a discussion of time series and structural equation model.
Too broad for students
The fact that it approaches statistical analyses on two fronts( SPSS and STATA) makes it handy for students who want to learn both at the same time. It is brilliant 2 in 1 book.
A very useful textbook to understand basic statistics
Some errors in numbers.
Explanations are short,not detailed.
Example are a few.
This book is essential for students who wish to study SPSS in a more detailed way.
Useful but not to be essential text as it doesn't have enough detail.
SPSS support, cheap. Good suitability as a supporting textbook.
good explanations, too simplistic for doctoral level work.
A very good guide for basic practics in statistical methods with a main focus to SPSS, but also to STATA. My students preffered it (even if it is written not in their native language, german) because the usage of the statistical procedures is described with easy to understand screen-shots that can be recognised during their own work.
This is a basic overview which may be useful to students that need a more general refresher of SPSS or STATA. Overall, a really clear and concise text.
While this textbook is meant as a guide for statistical software, I appreciate the fact that the authors do attempt to present students with the mathematics behind some of the methods.
Kremelberg's Practical Statistics makes simplicity out of complex; a must have book for doctoral students who need to understand SPSS.
The following review regards the book “Practical statistics a quick and easy guide to IBM SPSS, Stata and other Statistical Software”, by David Kremelberg.
There are many textbooks about statistics. The first question we should answer is whether this book was necessary or not. To my point of view the answer is YES and I will explain why.
It is a good guide to SPSS. Students feel that it is easy to read it and operate SPSS step-by-step according to the illustration of this ook.
An excellent basic statistics text.
Great introduction to entry level graduate statistics using both SPSS and Stata. Should be accessible for most beginning graduate students and provide them with a solid quantitative foundation,
This is a very interesting and easy-to-read book. One of the best on "surface-teaching" or intuitive teaching of stats (i.e. the book does not present complex mathematical formulas but relies instead on statistical software outputs). I will strongly recommand the book to any graduate student using stats in their master's degree thesis and will add it to my course outline.
Thanks for putting together this great book!
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