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Statistics II for Dummies

Statistics II for Dummies

Deborah J. Rumsey

ISBN: 978-0-470-54388-7

Dec 2012

408 pages



The ideal supplement and study guide for students preparing for advanced statistics

Packed with fresh and practical examples appropriate for a range of degree-seeking students, Statistics II For Dummies helps any reader succeed in an upper-level statistics course. It picks up with data analysis where Statistics For Dummies left off, featuring new and updated examples, real-world applications, and test-taking strategies for success. This easy-to-understand guide covers such key topics as sorting and testing models, using regression to make predictions, performing variance analysis (ANOVA), drawing test conclusions with chi-squares, and making comparisons with the Rank Sum Test.


Part I: Tackling Data Analysis and Model-Building Basics.

Chapter 1: Beyond Number Crunching: The Art and Science of Data Analysis.

Chapter 2: Finding the Right Analysis for the Job.

Chapter 3: Reviewing Confi dence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests.

Part II: Using Different Types of Regression to Make Predictions.

Chapter 4: Getting in Line with Simple Linear Regression.

Chapter 5: Multiple Regression with Two X Variables.

Chapter 6: How Can I Miss You If You Won’t Leave? Regression Model Selection.

Chapter 7: Getting Ahead of the Learning Curve with Nonlinear Regressio.

Chapter 8: Yes, No, Maybe So: Making Predictions by Using Logistic Regression.

Part III: Analyzing Variance with ANOVA.

Chapter 9: Testing Lots of Means? Come On Over to ANOVA!

Chapter 10: Sorting Out the Means with Multiple Comparisons.

Chapter 11: Finding Your Way through Two-Way ANOVA.

Chapter 12: Regression and ANOVA: Surprise Relatives!

Part IV: Building Strong Connections with Chi-Square Tests.

Chapter 13: Forming Associations with Two-Way Tables.

Chapter 14: Being Independent Enough for the Chi-Square Test.

Chapter 15: Using Chi-Square Tests for Goodness-of-Fit (Your Data, Not Your Jeans).

Part V: Nonparametric Statistics: Rebels without a Distribution.

Chapter 16: Going Nonparametric.

Chapter 17: All Signs Point to the Sign Test and Signed Rank Test.

Chapter 18: Pulling Rank with the Rank Sum Test.

Chapter 19: Do the Kruskal-Wallis and Rank the Sums with the Wilcoxon.

Chapter 20: Pointing Out Correlations with Spearman's Rank.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 21: Ten Common Errors in Statistical Conclusions.

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get Ahead by Knowing Statistics.

Chapter 23: Ten Cool Jobs That Use Statistics.

Appendix: Reference Tables.