1st Edition

Real Data A Statistics Workbook Based on Empirical Data

By Zealure Holcomb Copyright 1997
    144 Pages
    by Routledge

    144 Pages
    by Routledge

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    • In Real Data, students predict the answers to interesting questions. Then they analyze data supplied by leading researchers to see if there is empirical support for their predictions.

    • Students get practice in computing all the major statistics usually covered in an introductory statistics course.

    • Because each of the 35 exercises in Part A deals with only a limited number of statistics, the workbook is easily coordinated with all introductory statistics textbooks.

    • Part A emphasizes small data sets that are useful whether students are using calculators or computers. The exercises in this part are highly structured so students know exactly what is required of them.

    • Part B provides larger data sets for comprehensive analysis by computer users. Loosely structured, the data sets allow you to specify which statistics should be computed.

    • Sample topics: Kissing and Sexual Harassment; Basic Trust of Rape Survivors; Gambling and Stealing; Pregnancy Risk Among Adolescents Who Had Been Sexually Abused; Boys Interacting with Their Fathers; Racial Differences in Seeking Medical Assistance; Instructors’ Clothing and Student Evaluations; Students’ Attitudes Toward Math; and Physician-Assisted Suicide.

    • Using real data for analysis makes the traditional statistics class come alive.

    Part A: Data Sets for All Classes

    1. Percentages: I
     What Do People Look for in Prospective Partners? A Study of Personal Ads

    2. Percentages: II
     Have Americans Lost Their Compassion for the Homeless?

    3. Proportions
     Assaultive Behavior of Men and Women in Intimate Relationships

    4. Bar Graph for Nominal Data
     Is Binge Eating Related to Dieting?

    5. Frequency Distribution (Ungrouped Scores)
     Is a Stolen Kiss a Serious Form of Sexual Harassment?

    6. Frequency Distribution (Grouped Scores)
     Basic Trust of Rape Survivors

    7. Cumulative Frequencies, Cumulative Percentages, and Percentile Ranks
     Reasons People Give for Depression

    8. Frequency Polygon and Shapes of Distributions
     Are Gamblers More Likely to Steal than Non-Gamblers?

    9. Mean, Median, and Shapes of Distributions
     Average Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners of Male College Students

    10. Mean and Median
     Students’ Part-Time Work, GPA, and Days Absent from School

    11. Mean, Median, and Mode
     Drawing Happy Faces on Restaurant Checks: Does It Increase Tips?

    12. Mean and Standard Deviation for a Population
     Sudden Cardiac Deaths on the Day of a Major Earthquake

    13. Mean and Standard Deviation (Population Estimate from a Sample)
     Effects of Progressive and Sex-Object Images of Women in Advertisements

    14. Standard Scores
     Negative Behaviors of Boys When Interacting with Their Fathers

    15. Scattergram
    The Relationship Between Absences and GPA

    16. Pearson r: I
     Correlates of Suicide Rates

    17. Pearson r: II
     The Relationship Between Manic Tendencies and Eating Disorders

    18. Multiple Correlation
     Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and Perfectionism

    19. Linear Regression
     Flexibility of Work Schedule as a Predictor of Parenting Ability

    20. Standard Error of the Mean and 68% Confidence Interval
     Effects of Instructors’ Clothing on College Students’ Evaluations of Instruction

    21. Standard Error of the Mean and 95% Confidence Interval
     Self-Acceptance Self-Disclosure of Bisexual Men to Their Female Partners

    22. Standard Error of the Mean and 99% Confidence Interval
     Are Gay Men More Attached to Their Mothers or Their Fathers?

    23. t Test from Descriptive Statistics for Independent Data: I
     Comfort in Working with Persons with Disabilities

    24. t Test from Descriptive Statistics for Independent Data: II
     Hostile Feelings and Emotional Immaturity of Women with Histories of Incestuous Abuse

    25. t Test from Raw Scores for Independent Data
     Future Time Orientation and Condom Use for AIDS Prevention

    26. t Test for Dependent Data
     Are Multiple-Choice Test Items Easier than Open-Ended Items?

    27. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Two Means
     Computer Experience and Computer Hassles

    28. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Three Means
     College Students’ Seating Choices and Motivation to Achieve

    29. Significance of the Difference Between Variances
     Attitudes of Teachers Toward Children with Disabilities

    30. Standard Error of a Percentage and 95% Confidence Interval
     Risk for Pregnancy Among Adolescents Who Had Been Sexually Abused

    31. One-Way Chi-Square
     Forms of Abuse Among Adolescent Females

    32. Chi-Square Test for a 2 by 2 Table
     Financial Concerns and Suicidal Thoughts of HIV+ Men

    33. Chi-Square Test for a 2 by 4 Table
     Physicians’ Willingness to Participate in Assisted Suicide and Their Religious Affiliations

    34. Median Test
     Favorite Colors and Depression

    35. Mann-Whitney U Test
     Racial Differences in Seeking Medical Assistance
    Part B: Larger Data Sets for Computer Users

    36. Comprehensive Analysis: I
     Characteristics of Adolescent Male Gamblers

    37. Comprehensive Analysis: II
    Care-Seeking for Breast Cancer Symptoms

    38. Comprehensive Analysis: III
    Attitudes Toward Math, Math Achievement, and Expected Grades


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