With an emphasis on description, examples, graphs and displays rather than statistical formulae, this book is the ideal introductory guide for students across the social sciences.

How to Decide how to Decide

We have already been using the normal distribution to find out the probability of something happening (see Chapter 8). In a similar way, it can be used for formal decision-making. Chapters 11 and 12 provide a brief introduction to hypothesis testing.

We often want to know whether a sample is likely to come from a particular ...

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