Common errors in statistics (and how to avoid them). 3rd ed. (English) Zbl 1180.62001

Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons (ISBN 978-0-470-45798-6/pbk; 978-0-470-47392-4/ebook). xiii, 273 p. (2009).
Publisher’s description: Now in its third edition, this book continues to serve as a thorough and straightforward discussion of basic statistical methods, presentations, approaches, and modeling techniques. Further enriched with new examples and counterexamples from the latest research as well as added coverage of relevant topics, this new edition addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides a guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors’ emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research.
This edition has been considerably expanded and revised to include: A new chapter on data quality assessment; A new chapter on correlated data; An expanded chapter on data analysis covering categorical and ordinal data, continuous measurements, and time-to-event data, including sections on factorial and crossover designs; Revamped exercises with a stronger emphasis on solutions; An extended chapter on report preparation; New sections on factor analysis as well as Poisson and negative binomial regression.
Providing valuable, up-to-date information in the same user-friendly format as its predecessor, this text is an excellent book for students and professionals in industry, government, medicine, and social sciences.
For the second edition from 2006 see [Zbl 1160.62300].


62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
62-00 General reference works (handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, etc.) pertaining to statistics
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