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Exercising Essential Statistics

Exercising Essential Statistics

3rd Edition
  • Evan Berman - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Xiaohu Wang - City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, University of Central Florida, USA

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November 2011 | 192 pages | CQ Press
With new critical thinking questions, data-based exercises, tips on data presentation, and suggested reading lists, this workbook gets students comfortable applying each technique. Helpful software primers on SPSS and Excel provide essential skills. The workbook's CD includes seven data sets that cover a range of measures and applications (available in SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, Stata, and Excel).
Why Statistics for Public Managers and Analysts?
Research Design
Conceptualization and Measurement
Measuring and Managing Performance: Present and Future
Data Collection
Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Contingency Tables
Getting Results
Hypothesis Testing with Chi-square
Measures of Association
The T-test
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Simple Regression
Multiple Regression
Logistic Regression
Time Series Analysis
Survey of Other Techniques
Appendix: Statistical Tables

Clear language perfect for early graduate students.

Public Administration Dept, Rutgers University-Newark
August 11, 2016

This text is essential reading for every student research project as it provides the hands-on focus and experimentation in a variety statistical analysis methods.

These skills and appraoches are so often not taught formally within HE expect to facilitate PhD research and many undergraduate and postgraduate students miss out on this understanding.

The structured approach of this text make it an ideal teching and learning resource.

Mr Paul Matthews
Business Administration , University College Birmingham
April 10, 2013

This book is very useful for public health students, it simplify the statistics. I would highly recommend it for those who have basic knowledge in statistics.

Dr Maryam Ba-Break
Nuffield Ctr for Int'l Health & Dev, Leeds University
July 31, 2012

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Evan M. Berman

Evan M. Berman is Professor of Public Management and Director of Internationalization at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. Prior, he was the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, local government, and public governance in Asia. He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section of Personnel and Labor Relations. He has over 125 publications and 12 books, including People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011), Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Third Edition (CQ Press,... More About Author

XiaoHu Wang

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