Statistics for Non-Statisticians

Authors: Madsen, Birger Stjernholm

  • Aimed at practitioners
  • The presentation is as non-mathematical as possible
  • Includes many examples of the use of statistical functions in spreadsheets
  • Employs a realistic sample survey as an exemplar throughout the book
  • Fills a gap in the existing literature on statistics
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About this Textbook

This book was written for those who need to know how to collect, analyze and present data. It is meant to be a first course for practitioners, a book for private study or brush-up on statistics, and supplementary reading for general statistics classes.
The book is untraditional, both with respect to the choice of topics and the presentation.
The topics were determined by what is most useful for practical statistical work: even experienced statisticians will find new topics or new approaches to traditional topics.
The presentation is as non-mathematical as possible. Mathematical formulae are presented only if they are necessary for calculations and/or add to readers’ understanding. A sample survey is developed as a realistic example throughout the book, and many further examples are presented, which also use data spreadsheets from a supplementary website.

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From the reviews:

“The book is built around 5 basic chapters dealing with collection of data, statistical concepts and tests. All subjects are illustrated by examples and references are made as to how this is estimated. … Birger Madsen’s book is built around arguments of this kind of underpinning examples. There are formulas, calculations, and graphics, so that plenty of assistance is provided, irrespective of how one gets to grips with the subject in the easiest possible way.” (Peter Linde, International Statistical Review, Vol. 81 (1), 2013)

“The book is organized in nine chapters. They successively introduce the basics in descriptive Statistics (that is, presentation, collection and description of data) and the main notions in classical analytical Statistics … . contains a summary of Probability and Statistics, a glossary of terms and, like most books in this field, tables of useful distributions. The presentation of the book, both visually and mathematically, is good and well organized and may provide a pleasant (and useful) reading for … statisticians and non-statisticians.” (Marco Castrillon Lopez, The European Mathematical Society, February, 2012)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistics for Non-Statisticians
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17656-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17656-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17655-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 160
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