Making Sense of Statistics

A Non-Mathematical Approach

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137201703

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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Making Sense of Statistics provides a thorough, but accessible, introduction to statistics and probability, without the distractions of mathematics. The book does not require you to use any algebraic formulae or equations, but it does explain how and why methods work, and exactly what answers mean. Guidance is provided on how to design investigations, analyze data and interpret results. There are exercises and case studies from a variety of areas of application, and an accompanying website from which interactive spreadsheet models and data files can be downloaded.

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology

Author: Gerry Mulhern,Brian Greer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230357997

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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'I became a psychology student because I'm curious about why people behave as they do. Why am I expected to study statistics?' Statistics is one of the most useful elements of any psychology degree. This popular textbook will equip you with the tools needed not only to make sense of your own data and research, but also to think critically about the research and statistics you will encounter in everyday life. Features include: - Logical, intuitive organization of key statistical concepts and tests with an emphasis on understanding which test to use and why - Innovative graphic illustrations and insightful dialogues that help you to get to grips with statistics - Concise, easy-to-follow guidelines for making sense of SPSS - COverage of more complex tests and concepts for when you need to dig deeper Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology will help you design experiments, analyse data with confidence and establish a solid grounding in statistics; it will become a valuable resource throughout your studies. Gerry Mulhern is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and was President of the British Psychological Society from 2010 to 2011. Brian Greer is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, USA. He has taught statistics to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education. At www.palgrave.com/psychology/mulhern2e, students and lecturers will find a wealth of resources, including additional data sets, extra guidance on tests and lecture slides.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Statistics in Psychology

Explanations without Equations

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137282401

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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A refreshing and much-needed introduction to statistics in psychology for students who 'don't get numbers'. Jones breaks from the traditional, numerical approaches, drawing on non-numerical examples and scenarios from both psychological literature and everyday life to explain key statistical concepts. This is an ideal companion to core textbooks.

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

Author: Patrick Dunleavy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802087

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

Models at Work

A Practitioner's Guide to Risk Management

Author: J. Farid

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137371641

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 613

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This book provides a much needed 'middle ground' for risk practitioners who need an in-depth understanding of risk management without excessive formulae or theory. Written to appeal to a broad but financially-minded audience, it provides coverage of risk management and the frameworks commonly applied in the financial services industry.

The Trend Management Toolkit

A Practical Guide to the Future

Author: A. Kjaer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

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In a fast moving world, businesses need to keep up with data analysis and pattern spotting to identify future opportunities. Anne Lise Kjaer presents a unique methodology for global trend spotting along with practical tools and approaches to help companies and organizations analyse market changes and determine the way ahead.

The Politics Companion

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137266317

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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An extremely accessible student companion covering all the main aspects of political science from the nature of the disciplines and main components of courses to study skills, key terms and concepts; the main theoretical approaches and key thinkers and research studies. Reflecting the increasing internationalism of courses and study, the book is truly international in scope and will be the ideal complement for students around the world to Palgrave Macmillan's highly successful range of course texts.

What Chinese Want

Culture, Communism and the Modern Chinese Consumer

Author: Tom Doctoroff

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 023034030X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

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A sweeping examination of contemporary Chinese consumer behavior explains the complex differences between Chinese and Western culture while revealing how marketers and businesses can take advantage of current opportunities.

Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

Author: Wander Lowie,Bregtje Seton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137284900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Using numbers and research methods in your studies can be a little daunting at first. This book gives you straightforward guidance and no-nonsense advice on using, analysing and interpreting statistics and methodologies in empirical work. Each topic is introduced by an activity to help stimulate thought, and this is followed by a full explanation and exercises. Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics: – explores different types of research and explains how to choose a methodology – gives clear explanations of statistical and mathematical terms – builds confidence and skills through hands-on exercises, examples and 'how-to' sections – offers online learning resources, including demonstrations with real data to be used with the software package SPSS Assuming no previous knowledge of methodology and statistics, this book will help you to acquire and strengthen your understanding, practice what you have learnt and feel comfortable with applying this new expertise to your own work.

The House Advantage

Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business

Author: Jeffrey Ma

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230109681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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As part of the notorious MIT Team depicted in Ben Mezrich's now classic Bringing Down the House, Jeff Ma used math and statistics to master the game of blackjack and reap handsome rewards at casinos. Years later, Ma has inspired not only a bestselling novel and hit movie, but has also started three different companies—the latest of which, Citizen Sports, is an innovative marriage of sports, betting, and digital technology—and launched a successful corporate speaking career. The House Advantage reveals Ma's cutting-edge mathematical insights into the world of statistics and makes them applicable to a wide business audience. He argues that numbers are the key to analyzing nearly everything in the world of business, from how to spot and profit from global market inefficiencies to having multiple backup plans in anticipation of every probability. Ma's stories and business lessons are as intriguing as they are universally applicable.

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach

Author: Benjamin A. Pierce

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429232528

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Ben Pierce is recognized for his ability to make the complex subject of genetics as accessible as possible, giving students the big picture. By helping students easily identify the key concepts in genetics and by helping them make connections among concepts, Pierce allows students to learn the material with greater ease. W.H. Freeman is proud to introduce the Fourth Edition of Pierce’s Genetics: A Conceptual Approach. Visit the preview site at www.whfreeman.com/pierce4epreview

Introducing Quantitative Methods

A Practical Guide

Author: Daniela Aidley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137487224

Category:

Page: N.A

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This exciting new core textbook offers a clear and practical introduction to quantitative methods, taking a project-based approach. The author’s extensive knowledge and straightforward writing style ensure that students are steered through the process step-by-step, from developing research questions and preparing data for analysis, to explaining how to present data in appropriate formats, avoid bias, and write up results and reports. Featuring a comprehensive pedagogical framework and companion website, readers are encouraged to follow practice analyses as they go, with examples given in both SPSS and Excel, and templates are provided for students’ own research. In addition to covering the research project, chapters also cover the essential mathematical and statistical analyses that are a logical consequence of posing a quantitative research methods question. This is the perfect text for all social science students studying introductory modules on quantitative methods, research methods or statistics at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It also functions as an effective guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students faced with an independent research project.

Exploring Bioinformatics

Author: Caroline St. Clair,Jonathan E. Visick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 128402346X

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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Thoroughly revised and updated, Exploring Bioinformatics: A Project-Based Approach, Second Edition is intended for an introductory course in bioinformatics at the undergraduate level. Through hands-on projects, students are introduced to current biological problems and then explore and develop bioinformatic solutions to these issues. Each chapter presents a key problem, provides basic biological concepts, introduces computational techniques to address the problem, and guides students through the use of existing web-based tools and software solutions. This progression prepares students to tackle the On-Your-Own Project, where they develop their own software solutions. Topics such as antibiotic resistance, genetic disease, and genome sequencing provide context and relevance to capture student interest.

Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings

Diverse Perspectives

Author: Dr. Deirdre Martin

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783090677

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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This volume draws together current research on dyslexia and literacy in multilingual settings across disciplines and methodologies. The contributors, all internationally recognised in the field, address developmental and acquired literacy difficulties and dyslexia in a range of language contexts including EAL/EFL. The book uses theories and analytical frameworks of a critical nature to reveal prejudicial social practices, and suggests future research directions towards a critical re-consideration of current understandings of dyslexia in multilingual settings, with a view to foregrounding the potential for interdisciplinarity. The book also suggests ways forward for evidence-informed practice, and it will be a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students alike.

Constructions

A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure

Author: Adele E. Goldberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226300863

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 265

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Drawing on work in linguistics, language acquisition, and computer science, Adele E. Goldberg proposes that grammatical constructions play a central role in the relation between the form and meaning of simple sentences. She demonstrates that the syntactic patterns associated with simple sentences are imbued with meaning—that the constructions themselves carry meaning independently of the words in a sentence. Goldberg provides a comprehensive account of the relation between verbs and constructions, offering ways to relate verb and constructional meaning, and to capture relations among constructions and generalizations over constructions. Prototypes, frame semantics, and metaphor are shown to play crucial roles. In addition, Goldberg presents specific analyses of several constructions, including the ditransitive and the resultative constructions, revealing systematic semantic generalizations. Through a comparison with other current approaches to argument structure phenomena, this book narrows the gap between generative and cognitive theories of language.

Making Sense of Statistical Studies

Author: Roxy Peck,Daren S. Starnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979174766

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 186

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Making Sense of Statistical Studies consists of 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with valuable experience in designing and analyzing statistical studies. It is written for an upper middle-school or high-school audience having some background in exploratory data analysis and basic probability. The Making Sense of Statistical Studies Teacher's Module includes supporting resources to help you use MSSS effectively in your classroom.

Business Research

A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Author: Jill Collis,Roger Hussey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.

The Study Skills Handbook

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289260

Category: Education

Page: 432

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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Feeling Gender

A Generational and Psychosocial Approach

Author: Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349950823

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how feelings about gender have changed over three interrelated generations of women and men of different social classes during the twentieth century. The author explores the ways in which generational experiences are connected, what is continued, what triggers gradual or abrupt changes between generations - and between women and men within these generations. The book explores how new feelings of gender gradually change gender norms from within, and how they contribute to the incremental creation of new social practices.​​​ Nielsen suggests a new way of conducting psychosocial research that focuses on generational psychological patterns of gender identities and gendered subjectivities in times of change from a psychoanalytic perspective. Combining generational and longitudinal research, the book works with temporality as a theoretical as well as a methodological dimension. Theoretically it combines Raymond Williams' idea of "a structure of feeling" with the work of Eric Fromm, Hans Loewald, Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin.