|Title:||A New View of Statistics|
|Subjects:||Health, Mathematics, Society and Social Sciences|
|Key words:||introduction, statistics, sports science|
|Education Level:||Higher Education|
|License:||All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright|
I have written these pages for researchers and students in the sport and exercise sciences. I also hope to get hits from students and researchers struggling to understand stats in other disciplines.
If you're new to stats, most of what you read here will be a new view. But even if you have done some stats, there's plenty here that's new. For example, I've discarded most details of computation, in the hope that you will get a better understanding of the concepts. Let's leave the computations to the computers! You'll also find a new unified treatment of effect statistics and their magnitudes, a new emphasis and heaps of new stuff on validity and reliability, new valid methods to calculate reliability, a new exalted position for confidence intervals, a new attack on statistical significance and hypothesis testing, the first plain-language explanation of Bayesian analysis on the Web, a new way to understand all statistical models, a new simple treatment of non-parametric analyses, a new method of doing repeated measures with missing values (yes, it's true!), new simple ways to estimate sample sizes, and best of all, a highly ethical new way to reduce sample size. And as you may have noticed, I am blazing a trail with the use of plain language for a text of this sort.