THE CLASSIC GUIDE, NOW FULLY REVISED AND UPDATED
Why do we need Statistics?
What do terms like 'dispersion', 'correlation', 'normal distribution' and 'significance' actually mean?
How can I learn how to think statistically?
This bestselling introduction is for anyone who wants to know how statistics works and the powerful ideas behind it. Teaching through words and diagrams instead of requiring you to do complex calculations, it assumes no expert knowledge and makes the subject accessible even to readers who consider themselves non-mathematical. This clear and informative 'tutorial in print' includes questions for you to respond to in the light of what you have read so far, ensuring your developing ability to think statistically.
Derek Rowntree has spent most of his working life in higher education. In 1969 he was appointed as one of the founding members of the Open University and played his part in developing new kinds of teaching to meet the challenges posed by the innovatory concept of 'open learning and distance education'. 30 years later, having stayed long enough to help a generation of academics learn how to teach and assess students they might never meet and, finally, to develop the first online courses, he retired as Professor of Educational Development.