Beginning Statistics (2nd ed.)

An Introduction for Social Scientists

by Liam Foster, Ian Diamond, Julie Banton

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ISBNs
  • 9781446280690
  • 9781473909212
  • 9781473909229
In the Second Edition of this bestselling textbook, the authors use real-world examples to introduce basic principles in statistics with no prior knowledge or experience assumed. With an emphasis on describing concepts, showing through example and illustrating points with graphs and displays, this book will provide readers with a step-by-step introduction to using statistics.

Chapters address the following questions:
  • Why bother learning statistics in the first place and are they relevant to real life?
  • How do I make sensible tables and informative graphs?
  • What are descriptive and inferential statistics and how are they used?
  • What are regression and correlation anyway?

  • SAGE Publications; November 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473909212
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Beginning Statistics
  • Author: Liam Foster; Ian Diamond; Julie Banton
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446280690
  • 9781473909212
  • 9781473909229

In The Press

This book very neatly steps from definition to worked example and interpretation with the writing lively and clear. The first edition has been my ‘go to’ jargon buster textbook whenever I or a student need statistical language or calculations explaining transparently and I welcome the second edition with its updated examples.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446280690
  • 9781473909212
  • 9781473909229