Interpreting Basic Statistics : A Guide and Workbook Based on Excerpts from Journal Articles Paperback
* Students get valuable practice in interpreting statistical reporting as it actually appears in journals.
In each of the 62 exercises, your students will read a brief excerpt of statistical reporting from a published research article. * Each exercise begins with guidelines for interpreting the statistics in the excerpt. * The questions on the excerpts promote learning by requiring students to* interpret information in tables and figures,* perform simple calculations to further their interpretations,* critique data-reporting techniques, and * evaluate procedures used to collect data. * Each exercise covers a limited number of statistics, making it easy for you to coordinate the exercises with lectures and a main textbook. * The questions in each exercise are divided into two parts: (1) Factual Questions and (2) Questions for Discussion.
The factual questions require careful reading for details, while the discussion questions show students that interpreting statistics is more than a mathematical exercise.
These questions require them to apply good judgment as well as statistical reasoning in arriving at appropriate interpretations. * Thirteen new exercises interspersed throughout show how to interpret a greater array of statistical reporting.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/01/2002
- Category: Research methods: general
- ISBN: 9781884585395