Used in this Handbook
Applied Statistics Handbook was developed to serve as a quick reference for undergraduate
and graduate liberal arts students taking research methods courses. The Handbook augments classroom lecture and
commonly available statistical texts by providing an easy to follow outline for conducting
and interpreting data analysis and hypothesis tests. It
was not designed as a stand-alone statistical text, although some may wish to use it
concurrently with a comprehensive lecture series.
approach of this Handbook is to present commonly used steps and formulas in statistics,
provide an example of how to conduct the calculations by hand, and then an example of
software output. The software output has
annotated interpretations. This approach connects classically taught statistics with
statistical software output. The output is
very similar to SAS, SPSS, and other common statistical software, so skills learned with
the Handbook are transferable to almost any statistical software to include the analysis
module available in Microsoft Excel.
is an easy to use statistical software system that provides modules for analyzing raw
(electronic data not aggregated) and summary data (multiple records reduced to counts,
means, proportions, etc.). Most of the
software output presented in the Handbook was created with AcaStat.
Handbook works well with the Student Workbook. The
Workbook includes examples and practical exercises designed to teach applied analytical
skills. It is designed to work with AcaStat
software but can also be used with other statistical software packages.
Workbook is a free download from http://www.acastat.com.