Study Guide to Accompany Neil J Salkind’s Statistics for People who (Think They ) Hate Statistics 5/ed

  • Author: Neil. J . Salkind
  • Publisher: Sage Publications
  • ISBN-13: 9781483351513
  • Pages: 192
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2015
  • Price USD: 37.00


About The Book

The student Study Guide to accompany the bestselling Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics, Fifth Edition helps students develop an understanding of an often intimidating and difficult subject with an approach that is informative, personable, and clear, taking students through various statistical procedures, beginning with descriptive statistics, correlation, and graphical representation of data, through inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and more. The Fifth Edition offers more examples and exercises than ever before, so students can apply their knowledge in a hands-on way. The Study Guide includes chapter outlines and summaries, learning objectives, key terms, true/false, short answer and essay questions, and answers to all questions.

 Table Of Contents :
Chapter 1: Statistics or Sadistics? It’s up to You
Chapter 2: Means to an End: Computing and Understanding Averages
Chapter 3: Vive La Différence: Understanding Variability
Chapter 4: A Picture Really is Worth a Thousand Words
Chapter 5: Ice Cream and Crime: Correlation Coefficients
Chapter 6: Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity
Chapter 7: Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions
Chapter 8: Are Your Curves Normal? Probability and Why It Counts
Chapter 9: Significantly Significant: What It Means for You and Me
Chapter 10: Only the Lonely: The One-Sample Z Test
Chapter 11: t(ea) for Two: Test between the Means of Different Groups
Chapter 12: t(ea) for Two (Again): Tests between the Means of Related Groups
Chapter 13: Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14: Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance
Chapter 15: Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
Chapter 16: Predicting Who’ll Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression
Chapter 17: What to Do When You’re Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Non-Parametric Tests
Chapter 18: Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know about

About The Author:

Neil J. Salkind
The University of Kansas
Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to letterpress print (see for more), read, swim with the Lawrence River City Sharks, bake brownies (see the recipe at, and poke around old Volvos and old houses