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This textbook offers some effective examples, but not enough detail or explanation of concepts. It also has no connections to other primary sources or experts for definitions and explanations. It moves too quickly and is simply not appropriate for novices. Might work well as a supplementary text.
This book is fantastic. I teach geographers who need stats for their research and they always struggle with selecting the proper test, this book offers exactly that. Excellent textbook!
A comprehensive text that will support students when they are completing their research and dissertation modules.
Have not taught this course recently as another instructor has taken this course over. Will forward text to her.
I used the book to teach one course, however, will not adopt it in future courses.
- The book focusses too much on ANOVAs and related methods. Regressions are just mentioned on the side. This is a serious downside.
- The book contains serious mistakes in the example exercises. Some answers simply don't match the questions.
- The book is written in a language that is meant to make scary statstics less scary. In a way I like this approach; however, the authors overdo it. Some parts are almost patronizing.
Need more sociological statistical methods including binary logistic regression.
Additional information for computer-based statistics.
Emphasis on choosing the the most appropriate statistical test.
Ample examples of applied statistics.
I find this book useful, but it may be a little too advanced for some of the students on this course. Others may use it peridoically for certain aspects of their studies.
This book introduces the basics of statistics in a clear and good way. The structure is very logical and supports the step-by-step-learning process. However, it covers not all topics that are relevant for our curriculum and gives only a rough overview on statistical software. Since statistical calculations are nowadays done almost exlusively by Software, that aspect could have been emphasized more.
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Looking for Blackboard-friendly book
Great introduction to statistics which breaks down key concepts in a clear and concise way. Provides extra activities to be completed in seminars or tutorials.
This book may be too braod in its outlook for this course.
This book is excellent however, the faculty felt that it was to advanced for our undergrads
Decided on another text that has more of a research methods focus. Thanks!
Clear presentation of basic statistics with a research emphasis.
coverage of topics, organization, balance of technical information and hands on application, price
Our current text from Sage "Stats for People Who (Think They) Hate Stats" will be used again for the fall semester, 2011. The Instructor for the course is currently satisfied with this text from Sage.
When individual graduate students require statistical analysis, then I require them to purchase this text. It is easy to understand and concepts have been explained well. Also, this text is helpful for students in selecting the appropriate statistical tools for their projects.
Clear and concise with a focus on social sciences.
A book that is leaning more towards analysis of health research would work better for my students.