Discovering statistics using SAS : (and sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll) /
Andy Field and Jeremy Miles.
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London, UK : SAGE, c2010.
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xxxii, 719 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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1849200920 (Paper), 9781849200929 (Paper)
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London, UK : SAGE, c2010.
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1849200920 (Paper)
9781849200929 (Paper)
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7329589
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2010-10-01:
If one believes that the study of statistics is enhanced by a scatological approach, then this may be the appropriate work for that reader. Field (Univ. of Sussex, UK) notes in the introduction that "if you want a book that incorporates digital rectal stimulation then you have just spent your money wisely." Throughout the book, Field, along with coauthor Miles (RAND Corp.), frequently illustrates statistical concepts using sexual motifs. Examples include statements such as "Is there a relationship between gender and arousal?" or "Is there a relationship between film watched and arousal?" Pictures of Field himself with captions like "Me playing with my ding-a-ling" appear throughout the book. Some might feel that such an approach is a distraction to serious study. For others, the scatological element may seem to trivialize the subject matter as well as the person who teaches it. Unfortunately, such an approach negates any of the text's worthwhile content. Summing Up: Not recommended. D. J. Gougeon University of Scranton
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Main Description
Hot on the heels of Andy Field "s best-selling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition (2009), the author has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt this textbook for SAS using the most up-to-date commands and programming language available in latest release 9.2. As with its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS takes the entry level student from first principles right the way through to advanced level statistical concepts all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SAS . Its approach is to teach statistical concepts as well as the computational principles, commands and language of the SAS software package in one textbook, and given this comprehensive coverage this textbook should be enthusiastically adopted on a wide variety of statistics courses.
Main Description
Hot on the heels of Andy Field's best-selling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition (2009), the author has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt this textbook for SAS® using the most up-to-date commands and programming language available in latest release 9.2. As with its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS® takes the entry level student from first principles right the way through to advanced level statistical concepts all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SAS®. Its approach is to teach statistical concepts as well as the computational principles, commands and language of the SAS® software package in one textbook, and given this comprehensive coverage this textbook should be enthusiastically adopted on a wide variety of statistics courses.
Main Description
Hot on the heels of the 3rd edition of Andy Field's award-winning Discovering Statistics Using SPSS comes this brand new version for students using SAS®. Andy has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt the book with all the most up-to-date commands and programming language from SAS® 9.2. If you're using SAS®, this is the only book on statistics that you will need! The book provides a comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, covering everything you're likely to need to know for your course, all presented in Andy's accessible and humourous writing style. Suitable for those new to statistics as well as students on intermediate and more advanced courses, the book walks students through from basic to advanced level concepts, all the while reinforcing knowledge through the use of SAS®. A 'cast of characters' supports the learning process throughout the book, from providing tips on how to enter data in SAS® properly to testing knowledge covered in chapters interactively, and 'real world' and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive. The book's companion website (see link above) provides students with a wide range of invented and real published research datasets. Lecturers can find multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter to support their teaching.
Main Description
Hot on the heels of the 3rd edition of Andy Field's award-winning Discovering Statistics Using SPSS comes this brand new version for students using SAS®. Andy has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt the book with all the most up-to-date commands and programming language from SAS® 9.2. If you're using SAS®, this is the only book on statistics that you will need!The book provides a comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, covering everything you're likely to need to know for your course, all presented in Andy's accessible and humourous writing style. Suitable for those new to statistics as well as students on intermediate and more advanced courses, the book walks students through from basic to advanced level concepts, all the while reinforcing knowledge through the use of SAS®.A 'cast of characters' supports the learning process throughout the book, from providing tips on how to enter data in SAS® properly to testing knowledge covered in chapters interactively, and 'real world' and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive.The book's companion website (www.sagepub.co.uk/fieldandmilesSAS) provides students with a wide range of invented and real published research datasets, multiple choice questions and a flashcard glossary to test their learning, links to other study skills resources and lots more. Lecturers can find additional multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter to support their teaching.
Main Description
Hot on the heels of Andy Field's best-selling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition (2009), the author has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt this textbook for SASr using the most up-to-date commands and programming language available in latest release 9.2. As with its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS® takes the entry level student from first principles right the way through to advanced level statistical concepts all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SAS®. Its approach is to teach statistical concepts as well as the computational principles, commands and language of the SAS® software package in one textbook, and given this comprehensive coverage this textbook should be enthusiastically adopted on a wide variety of statistics courses.
Main Description
Hot on the heels of Andy Field's best-selling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition (2009), the author has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt this textbook for SASr using the most up-to-date commands and programming language available in latest release 9.2. As with its sister textbook, Discovering Statistics Using SAS takes the entry level student from first principles right the way through to advanced level statistical concepts all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SAS . Its approach is to teach statistical concepts as well as the computational principles, commands and language of the SAS software package in one textbook, and given this comprehensive coverage this textbook should be enthusiastically adopted on a wide variety of statistics courses.
Table of Contents
Why Is My Evil Lecturer Forcing Me To Learn Statistics?
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Statistics (Well, Sort Of)
The SAS Environment
Exploring Data with Graphs
Exploring Assumptions
Correlation
Regression
Logistic Regression
Comparing Two Means
Comparing Several Means: ANOVA (GLM 1)
Analysis of Covariance, ANCOVA (GLM 2)
Factorial ANOVA (GLM 3)
Repeated-measures Designs (GLM 4)
Mixed Design ANOVA (GLM 5)
Non-parametric Tests
Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
Exploratory Factor Analysis
Categorical Data
Multilevel Linear Models
Epilogue: Life After Discovering Statistics
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