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Statistical Persuasion: How to Collect, Analyze, and Present Data...Accurately, Honestly, and Persuasively, 1st Edition

  • Robert W. Pearson
  • ISBN-10: 1412974968
  • ISBN-13: 9781412974967
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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This textbook focuses attention on the conceptual understanding of statistics, the signposts of (in)appropriate research design and quality measurement, the selection of the right statistical tools under different conditions, and the presentation of substantive and technical results. Accompanied by robust ancillaries The Password-Protected Instructor Resources at http://www.sagepub.com/pearsonsp/ offers sample syllabi; an instructor’s manual; PowerPoint lecture slides, test questions and answer keys for each chapter and a final comprehensive examination, solution sets to lab exercises, and handouts for students. The Student Study Site at http://www.sagepub.com/pearsonsp/ offers a student workbook that includes exercises, essay assignments, and sample data sets. Video lectures concerning key concepts are also available on YouTube.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1. Introduction
2. Research Design and Data Collection
3. Measurement
4. Data Editing, Transformation, Index Construction, and Weights
5. Statistics as Description
6. Charts and Graphs
7. Percentages and Contingency Tables
8. Samples and Statistical Inference
9. Statistics as Group Differences
10. Statistics as Relationships
11. Regression Analysis
12. Detecting and Correcting Violations of Regression Assumptions
13. Time Series Analysis, Program Assessment, and Forecasting
14. Presenting Persuasive Statistical Analyses
APPENDIX A: FROM WHENCE DO DATA COME? KEY STATISTICAL SITES FROM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT
APPENDIX B: HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT STATISTICS
APPENDIX C: IN-CLASS QUESTIONNAIRE
REFERENCES