Statistics without tears: a primer for nonmathematiciansExplains the basic concepts of statistics, including sampling, distribution, significance, and common statistical relationships 
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Review: Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for NonMathematicians
User Review  Jessy Hancock  GoodreadsThis is a wonderful little companion for an introductory statistics class, my only qualm is it goes from calling scatter diagrams 'dot diagrams' to suddenly trying to explain chisquares using only ... Read full review
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Introduction  9 
Describing our sample  28 
Summarizing our data  38 
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