# Statistics Unplugged

Cengage Learning, Aug 3, 2009 - Psychology - 248 pages
It takes a real teacher, such as Professor Sally Caldwell, to write a statistics textbook that allows students to truly understand and connect with the subject matter. STATISTICS UNPLUGGED comes into its Second Edition with the same goals as in the First Edition: to help students overcome their apprehension of statistics. Caldwell does this by emphasizing the logic behind statistical analysis, and by helping students gain an intuitive understanding of statistics not just by focusing on formulas and equations. Student feedback about the book repeatedly points out Caldwell’s student-friendly language and how she writes in a way that makes the material understandable. Brief and affordable, STATISTICS UNPLUGGED succinctly alleviates student’s fears of formulas, and helps them to understand the relevance of statistics to their lives.
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User Review  - Suzi Belanger - Goodreads

The author did a fairly decent job of explaining statistics to a non-math reader. There were certain times I felt significantly more overwhelmed (I'm looking at you regression analysis), but I now understand conceptually what statistics are supposed to do before we put our own biases in. Read full review

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User Review  - Sommer - Goodreads

So one might ask, why put a statistics book on your reading list or even bother to review it? This book is awesome! I recommend it to anyone needing an introduction to statistics. It makes learning ... Read full review

### Contents

 Methods Material and Moments to Remember 1 The What and How of Statistics 4 Describing Data and Distributions 19 The Shape of Distributions 52 The Normal Curve 71 Four Fundamental Concepts 93 Confidence Intervals 108 Hypothesis Testing With a Single Sample Mean 148
 Analysis of Variance 221 The ChiSquare Test 255 Correlation and Regression 274 Appendixes 308 Answers to Chapter Problems 327 Glossary 333 References 339 Index 341

 Hypothesis Testing With Two Samples Mean Difference and Difference of Means 178 Beyond the Null Hypothesis 203