Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition)

Statistics opens a window to the modern world, and this market-leading text makes it easy to understand! Larson and Farber’s Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, Sixth Edition, provides stepped out instruction, real-life examples and exercises, and the use of technology to offer the most accessible approach. The authors carefully develop theory through strong pedagogy, and examples show how statistics is used to picture and describe the world. In keeping with the premise that students learn best by doing, it includes more than 210 examples and more than 2300 exercises, to make the concepts of statistics a part of students’ everyday lives.

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Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition

Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking retains and refines the core perspectives of the previous editions: a focus on how to interpret statistical results rather than on how to analyze data, minimal use of equations, and a detailed review of assumptions and common mistakes.

With its engaging and conversational tone, this unique book provides a clear introduction to statistics for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of fields and also serves as a statistics refresher for working scientists. It is especially useful for those students in health-science related fields who have no background in biostatistics.

CONTENTS

Part A: Introducing Statistics 
 1. Statistics and Probability Are Not Intuitive
 2. The Complexities of Probability
 3. From Sample to Population 
Part B: Confidence Intervals 
 4. Confidence Interval of a Proportion 
 5. Confidence Interval of Survival Data 
 6. Confidence Interval of Counted Data 
Part C: Continuous Variables 
 7. Graphing Continuous Data
 8. Types of Variables 
 9. Quantifying Scatter 
10. The Gaussian Distribution 
11. The Lognormal Distribution and Geometric Mean
12. Confidence Interval of a Mean 
13. The Theory of Confidence Intervals
14. Error Bars 
PART D: P Values and Significance 
15. Introducing P Values 
16. Statistical Significance and Hypothesis Testing
17. Relationship Between Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance 
18. Interpreting a Result That Is Statistically Significant 
19. Interpreting a Result That Is Not Statistically Significant 
20. Statistical Power
21. Testing for Equivalence or Noninferiority
PART E: Challenges in Statistics 
22. Multiple Comparisons Concepts 
23. The Ubiquity of Multiple Comparison
24. Normality Tests
25. Outliers 
26. Choosing a Sample Size
PART F: Statistical Tests 
27. Comparing Proportions
28. Case-Control Studies
29. Comparing Survival Curves 
30. Comparing Two Means: Unpaired t Test
31. Comparing Two Paired Groups
32. Correlation 
PART G: Fitting Models to Data 
33. Simple Linear Regression
34. Introducing Models 
35. Comparing Models 
36. Nonlinear Regression
37. Multiple Regression 
38. Logistic and Proportional Hazards Regression
PART H The Rest of Statistics 
39. Analysis of Variance 
40. Multiple Comparison Tests After ANOVA 
41. Nonparametric Methods
42. Sensitivity and Specificity and Receiver-Operator Characteristic Curves 
43. Meta-analysis
PART I Putting It All Together 
44. The Key Concepts of Statistics
45. Statistical Traps to Avoid
46. Capstone Example 
47. Review Problems 
48. Answers to Review Problems 
 

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  1. 5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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    Don’t be fooled, you will still need to buy …, July 25, 2014
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    This review is from: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition) (Hardcover)
    Don’t be fooled, you will still need to buy the access code for “MyStatsLab” if your instructor requires it. It was an additional $100.00 via Pearson.

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  2. 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    For the ridiculous price of this book, you’d think …, September 6, 2014
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    Bonnie Taylor (Ballston Spa, NY) –

    This review is from: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition) (Hardcover)
    For the ridiculous price of this book, you’d think it would come with an access code to the Pearson MyStatLab that is a required supplement. It doesn’t. You still have to buy the online access separate from this book, which is an additional $95. By purchasing the online access, you’ll get an electronic version of the book. Check with your instructor first. I found out too late that I never needed to buy this book and that the electronic version was all that was needed. It’s a total racket.

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  3. 1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    I don’t like math and usual do quite a poor job in …, July 26, 2014
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    kathy <33 (Florida, USA) –

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    This review is from: Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World (6th Edition) (Hardcover)
    I don’t like math and usual do quite a poor job in it but I enjoyed this textbook. The examples were well done and easy to understand. The definitions were also easy to understand. The questions contained a lot of real world data so they were very easy to relate too.

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  4. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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    Great primer on statistics for biologists and clinicians, December 21, 2013
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    Natalie D. Fedorova “chitatel” (Potomac, MD) –
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    This review is from: Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition (Paperback)
    This is a fantastic book. It is well written and enjoyable to read. I bought it to complement Fundamentals of Biostatistics by Rosner I was reading at the time. This is the book you need to read if you want to understand the “why”, but not necessarily the “how” behind different statistical approaches or if you want to be able to interpret the results of a statistical analysis.

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  5. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    An excellent statistics book, January 24, 2014
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    This review is from: Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition (Paperback)
    For over a decade, I have been searching for a clear, lucid guide to statistics that I can use in my research and share with my students. Finally, after combing through dozens of books, I can say I found an excellent book.

    Harvey Motulsky seems to have pulled off the trick of writing a book with high explanatory power that will not intimidate the busy undergraduate, graduate student, postdoc, or primary investigator who wants to learn the necessary information but does not want to drown in esoteric details, problem sets, or unhelpful information. As a practicing neuroscientist, I appreciate a guide that is informative but also a pleasure to read (I don’t have time to read through the standard statistic texts I have come across).

    It is not surprising that Motulsky is also the CEO of GraphPad Software, the company that makes Prism. This software intuitively guides scientists into using the appropriate statistical tests for their data, and it is easily the best and most user-friendly statistical software on the market. I have used Prism for years and was unaware that Motulsky also wrote this book. Now I plan on recommending this book to my students and colleagues, and I purchased a copy for my office and lab.

    If you are a bioscientist intimidated by statistics (or feel like you could use a refresher after a long ago forgotten stats class), this book is a gem.

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  6. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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    If you want to understand the practice of Statistics read this book, May 17, 2014
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    This review is from: Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition (Paperback)
    I was taking an intro graduate level statistics course from a professor that focused only on the math and formulas. I am not a “numbers” person and I was struggling with the material. However, when I read Dr. Motulsky’s book I finally could connect what my professor was trying to teach us with the practical implications of what Statistics can (and cannot) tell us about our data. Statistics is a tool and nothing more, it does not prove or disprove anything but it does quantify to a particular degree if your sample can be trusted. Also, even though this book talks about biostats, it is not limiting … every discussion here can be applied to all subjects using statistics.

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