Statistics without tears: a primer for nonmathematiciansThis book is written in the belief that the basic concepts of statistics can be learned without having to perform calculations. It provides an introduction to the main concepts and terminology of statistics, providing the student with the ideas of the subject before getting involved in the associated calculations. 
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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
Review: Statistics Without Tears: An Introduction for NonMathematicians
User Review  Frank  GoodreadsThis introduction to Statistics is very good and there really are only few numbers and formulas in it. About 1/2  2/3 of the book does an excellent job of explaining the basic concepts of this ... Read full review
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Introduction  9 
Describing our sample  28 
Summarizing our data  38 
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