By Cole Davis. This ebook is available in the following downloadable formats: pdf (for reading on PC or MAC), epub (iPad, Nook, and most ebook readers), .
This book teaches statistics in a cheerful, straightforward manner, cherry-picking from two similar, easy-to-use open source software packages, which are being adopted by universities across the world. Without mathematical formulae, no previous statistical knowledge is assumed. Yet the lucid writing and clear structure takes the reader quickly and logically from beginner to graduate level. All tests come with worked examples from criminology.
Tests include t tests, one-way ANOVA, and their non-parametric equivalents, correlations and regression; categorical analyses including binomial, chi square and more; factorial ANOVA; MANOVA; principal components analysis and factor analysis; logistic regression; partial correlations; the Kaplan-Meier curve; an
introduction to Bayesian statistics.
The book takes a consistent approach to effect sizes, as well as covering data assumptions and confidence intervals. This should appeal to students, academics and professionals.