Are statistics part of your job?

By O'Reilly Media
August 26, 2008 | Comments: 3
Statistics in a Nutshell — Need to learn statistics as part of your job, or looking for help to pass a statistics course? Statistics in a Nutshell is a clear and concise introduction and reference for anyone with no previous background in the subject. You get a firm grasp of the basics before moving into increasingly advanced material. Each chapter presents you with easy-to-follow descriptions illustrated by graphics, formulas, and plenty of solved examples. Organized into four distinct sections, Statistics in a Nutshell offers you:

Introductory material:
  • Different ways to think about statistics
  • Basic concepts of measurement and probability theory
  • Data management for statistical analysis
  • Research design and experimental design
  • How to critique statistics presented by others
Basic inferential statistics:
  • Basic concepts of inferential statistics
  • The concept of correlation, when it is and is not an appropriate measure of association
  • Dichotomous and categorical data
  • The distinction between parametric and nonparametric statistics
Advanced inferential techniques:
  • The General Linear Model
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and MANOVA
  • Multiple linear regression
Specialized techniques:
  • Business and quality improvement statistics
  • Medical and public health statistics
  • Educational and psychological statistics

Unlike many introductory books on the subject, Statistics in a Nutshell doesn't omit important material in an effort to dumb it down. And this book is far more practical than most college texts, which tend to over-emphasize calculation without teaching you when and how to apply different statistical tests.

With Statistics in a Nutshell, you learn how to perform most common statistical analyses, and understand statistical techniques presented in research articles. If you need to know how to use a wide range of statistical techniques without getting in over your head, this is the book you want.


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You can learn how to perform most common statistical analyses, and understand statistical techniques presented in research articles. A good book!

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