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eBook Statistics For Dummies Education Bundle ePub

by Deborah J. Rumsey

  • ISBN: 0470537035
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Deborah J. Rumsey
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (June 22, 2009)
  • Pages: 355
  • ePub book: 1151 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1651 kb
  • Other: mobi lit mbr docx
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 977

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Rumsey's book, Statistics for Dummies, teaches introductory statistics using interesting, real life examples. After trying to take Statistics in college I bought this book. It really explains it so you can understand how it works.

Rumsey's book, Statistics for Dummies, teaches introductory statistics using interesting, real life examples. She makes the subject (almost) fun. The Statistics Workbook for Dummies makes Dr. Rumsey's book a better teaching resource. Each chapter of the workbook begins with a sample problem followed by its solution.

and real-world problems, Statistics For Dummies gives you everything you need to analyze and interpret d. .In 2003 his first book, Chemistry For Dummies, was published Organic Chemistry. The Complete Yoga Poses.Statistics and probability for engineering applications with Microsoft Excel. Published by: you purchased, you may download SPSS Stat. Calculus II For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)). 85 MB·211,654 Downloads.

Statistics For Dummies" departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in.AUTHOR BIO: Deborah Rumsey is the Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at Ohio State University.

Statistics For Dummies" departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways: Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculationsClear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problemsUpfront and honest answers to your questions like, "What does this really mean?" and "When and how I will.

Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State . Rumsey, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Statistics Education Specialist at The Ohio State University. She is the author of Statistics Workbook For Dummies, Statistics II For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies.

Statistics II For Dummies The ideal supplement and study guide for students preparing . She is the author of the both books in this bundle.

Statistics II For Dummies 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. Additionally, she has published many papers and given many professional presentations on the subject of Statistics Education.

Deborah Jean Rumsey-Johnson (born 1961) is an American statistician and statistics educator. She is an associated professor and program specialist in statistics at the Ohio State University. Rumsey earned her P. at Ohio State in 1993. Her dissertation, Nonresponse in Social Network Analysis, was supervised by Elizabeth Stasny. In 2002 she became founding director of the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education.

Deborah Rumsey has a PhD in Statistics from The Ohio State University (1993). She is a Statistics Education Faculty Member for the Department of Statistics. Dr. Rumsey has been given the distinction of being named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. She has also won the Presidential Teaching Award from Kansas State University. She is the author of Statistics For Dummies, Statistics Workbook For Dummies, and Probability For Dummies. She has published numerous papers and given many professional presentations on the subject of statistics education.

About the Author Deborah J. Rumsey, PhD, is a Statistics Education Specialist and Auxiliary Professor in the Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University.

While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The fun and easy way to get down to business with statistics. About the Author Deborah J. Rumsey is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry .

Statistics For Dummies shows you how to interpret and critique graphs and charts, determine the odds with probability, guesstimate with confidence using confidence intervals, set up and carry out a hypothesis test, compute statistical formulas, and more.

In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is “data,” as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that…” and “The data bear this out….” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you can…

Determine the odds Calculate a standard score Find the margin of error Recognize the impact of polls Establish criteria for a good survey Make informed decisions about experiments

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life, from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways:

Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your number one resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe. Still having trouble? Then even the odds by charting a course through Statistics Workbook For Dummies, which offers 270+ pages with hundreds of practice problems featuring ample workspace to work out the problems. Each problem includes a step-by-step answer set to identify where you went wrong (or right). By the time you finish reading Statistics For Dummies and working through all the problems, probability won’t have a chance against you!

AUTHOR BIO: Deborah Rumsey is the Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center at Ohio State University.

Comments

Yramede Yramede
I bought this to prepare for a course. This is more of an opinion book on how the media presents stats, there are some examples of how the stats are calculated, but not at any real depth. Really disappointed. Wish I would not have bought the Kindle version. I would have returned it. If you are looking for something to prep for a class or learning about statistics this is NOT your book. Keep looking. EZ Statistics from Barron's or the Schaum's books are pretty good.
Tane Tane
Let me put it like this: My husband struggled a lot with this subject and didn't feel prepared at all.

He is otherwise a 4.9 GPA student, but this subject had him completely confused.

We bought this book and he used it a lot.
This book enabled him to get an A in this class. There was no way he would have passed the class without this book.

If you are required to take statistics in college, get this book. It'll help you more than any other official resource.
Bladebringer Bladebringer
This book saved my Statistics! I'm a graduate student and I need to know about stats for my research. I have taken stats classes but I did not do well. In order to finish my dissertation I have to relearn it. This book talks about the basic concepts in plain English. I was able to understand the basic concepts that the professors never explained in the classes. Once the basics are understood, all the advanced Stats just make sense to me now. I also bought the Statistics for Dummies II from the same author and she talks about more advanced Statistics that I will be actually using for my dissertation. I highly recommend this book to those who are not good at Mathematics and Statistics and want to learn it from the basic, in plain English.
Ghordana Ghordana
Next week, about 30 high school science teachers will be taking the last of a series of five workshops intended to help them be more skilled. My task as #5 is to tune 'em up in statistics. I wanted a book they could take with them, one that was (1) relatively affordable, (2) a go-to in finding an appropriate approach to a wide range of statistical questions, and (3) reasonably up-to-date. After considerable search, I concluded this was likely to be a best fit.

So why "Statistics for Dummies?"

-- Most statistics books seemed to be either too-brief pamphlets or really really expensive texts. At the Amazon new book price of around $12, this sure seemed relatively affordable for the amount of information

--Very good coverage of descriptive statistics, probability in theory & practice, inferential statistics for parametric situations, and clear strong apt advice to help achieve sound use of statistics and avoid some of the horrors, such as significance trolling.

There are 21 chapters, organized into three sections

--Part 1 (Vital Statistics About Statistics), Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, including everyday applications and tools of the trade such as definitions of variable, popularion, and confidence interval

--Part II (Number-Crunching Basics), Chapters 5, 6, 7, on central tendency, graphing categorical data, graphing numerical data

--Part IIII ( Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem), Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11 introducing random variables and the binomal distribution, the normal distribution, and the t-distribution, sampling distributions and the central limit theorem

-- Part IV (Guestimating and Hypothesizing with Confidence) Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, covering confidence concepts & indicators, p value concepts & applications, hypothesis testing formulae and examples

--Part V ( Statistics Studies and the Hunt for a Meaningful Relationship) with Chapters 16, 17, 18, and 19 dealing mostly with correlations and regression for quantitative, normally distributed data, two-way tables and probabilities

--Part VI is two bonus chapters, one on data sleuthing and the other on "ten surefire ways to boost your statistics exam score."

There's a good index and an appendix with the Z-table, the t-table, a set of bionomial tables up to n=20 each with a page of specific instructions on how to get p values or otherwise use the three tables. In all, 370 pages in the style---typography, side icons, and profuse examples including worked-out computations, of the 'for dummies" series.

ANY ALERTS? Yes.
--As other reviewers have eloquently said, this is suuplementary, an adjunct, a source-book text not a substitute for a full-on course in statistics. However, it seems great for purposes such as mine where I can give the students sections to read and pages for finding...as handy for my own use

--BOOK II IS NEEDED!!!! There is little on non-parametric measures beyond offering the median, mode, sem-interquartile range and such. Statistics for Dummies ii (which I review separately) is 390 pages covering the Chi Square test and its varied applications, as well as signed ranks, Kruskal-wallis, and the somewhat more advanced analyses such as regression, multiple regression, ANOVA, MANOVA, and dealing with non-linearity. Yes, there is some overlap but II is worth i's relatively low cost

OVERALL: The American Statistical Association released in March 2016 its first ever institutional statement on a major statistical policy (Wasserman and Lazar, The ASA's statement on p-values: context, process, and purpose.) This is NOT a book but a free. downloadable statement and does not compete with the published text such as "Statistics for Dummies."

Some reviewers were concerned about a possible over-emphasis on warnings, advice, and no-nos as maybe filler material. So I cross-walked the ASA policy statements on p values re context, process, and purpose. EVERY ITEM ASA emphasized is covered in this book, vividly, often, and appropriately. To me, that's underscoring author Deborah J. Rumsey's mastery of her material and ability to communicate it --- and of a certain ESP since this book was written well-before the ASA statement.

Thank you, Professor Rumsey.

Bottom line: I highly recommend "Statistics for Dummies."
Sharpmane Sharpmane
I wanted to broaden my knowledge of statistics without being overwhelmed, and this book was a great find as the explanations and the examples are very clearly stated and worked out in a fashion that was easy to follow. The author's deep knowledge, love of statistics, and coherent writing made reading this book a pleasure as it's provided my confidence to start digging deeper into more advanced topics related to statistics and probability.
anonymous anonymous
I bought this book to support my lectures in a course on modeling and simulation. Although it wasn't written for engineers or mathematicians, it works well for an introductory course as long as it provides examples and explanations that work very well for understanding not so direct or convoluted concepts like confidence intervals, hypothesis test or the relationship between z distribution and student's t. Deborah Rumsey, the author, explains every topic with deep insight and in a good mood --which is the distinctive Dummies' seal. She's not only clear to explain: she wants to be understood, and that is something that any reader should thank.

Recommended to whoever is interested in teaching, in remembering or in exploring what statistics are for and why they're so important.
Fordrelis Fordrelis
This is a solid entry in the "for dummies" series. My experience with these books, despite the somewhat cloying brand name, is that the books are surprisingly good. Usually an expert or experts is hired to write a book on some subject at an entry level degree of difficulty. It is somewhat formatted though the formatting is among books is not entirely uniform (nor should it be in my opinion given the wide range of subject matters these books address). Here the usual pattern is followed, resulting in a very usable primer on statistics that is fairly easy to read and understand and find things in.