Statistics for People Who (think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics for People Who (think They) Hate Statistics

Excel 2007 Edition

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Utilizing the personable and clear approach that made Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller, Neil J. Salkind focuses on the use of Excel as the primary analytic tool in the Second Edition of Statistics for People Who Think They Hate Statistics – Excel 2007 Edition. Salkind walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. Throughout the book, he reveals the full capabilities of Excel, beginning with Part I, which is an introduction to Excel to the end, where he presents an extensive overview of Excel functionality.

Key Features of the Second Edition:

  • Reflects all Excel material based on Excel 2007 including all screen grabs
  • Moves the reliability and validity chapter forward
  • Offers more examples throughout the text and more end of chapter exercises
  • Includes new and updated icons to explore certain topics in detail
  • Presents the answers to the Time to Practice exercises to follow in chapter rather than at end of book
  • Contains an Appendix detailing the differences between Excel 2003 to Excel 2007
  • Incorporates the use of the new Data Analysis Toolpak option
  • Covers formulas and functions in more detail

Robust Ancillaries

The password-protected Instructor Resources Site at includes:

  • Chapter Overviews
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Data sets
  • Questions and activities
  • Test questions with answers
  • SAGE journal articles & Web resources
  • Sample Syllabi

The student study site at contains

  • Data sets for Excel 97-2003
  • Data sets for Excel 2007
  • Time for Practice data sets
  • Journal articles
  • Chapter overview/objectives
  • Questions and activities
  • Web resources

Intended Audience

This text is designed for students taking Introduction to Statistics courses in applied disciplines, especially in business & management and the human services.

Praise for Neil Salkind and Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

“Salkind’s book is in a class by itself. It is easily the best book of its kind that I have come across. I enthusiastically recommend it for anyone interested in the subject, and even (and especially) for those who aren’t!” -Russ Shafer-Landau, Professor, University of Wisconsin

“Your book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics has cleared up confusion and partial understandings that I have had for years. It is a must for anyone beginning or continuing their journey in this science. I love it, and will use it for all of the foreseeable future.” -Ronald A. Straube, Performance Improvement Coordinator, Mission Regional Medical Center

“Salkind’s examples assist with the application of key concepts and tests. The book is easy to read due to the way information is presented-such as the Tech Talk, Things to Remember, the Key to Difficul

Book News
Salkind (U. of Kansas) updates this volume to accompany the 2007 update of Microsoft Excel. In it, he forgoes explicit theory for beginners in statistics in favor of conversational text explaining and illustrating major concepts with accompanying Excel activities. The topics covered include: formulas and functions, averages, variability, data illustration, correlations, reliability and validity, hypotheticals, probability, inferential statistics, analysis of variance, linear regression, and nonparametric tests. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE, c2010
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9781412971027
Characteristics: xxi, 399 p. : ill. ; 26 cm


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