Thursday, December 29, 2016

online texts on statistics

Why Statistics

World of Statistics   Has a goal of "Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society"

American Statistical Association's Statistical Significance   "highlights the contributions statisticians make to society, from health care and economy to national security and the environment."

The International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP)   Goal is to "contribute to promoting statistical literacy across the world"

My own opinion: Using statistics, you may sometimes get things wrong, but if you don't use statistics, you will almost always get things wrong.

Statistics books, guides

What statistics should I use   UCLA's guide

Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View   by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi. 2016.

CADDIS Volume 4: Data Analysis  basic concepts, of basic stat and some advanced stat too. Last updated 2016.

Collaborative Statistics   Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Around 2013

Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics   Basics, t-tests, anova. Last updated in 2015. From Richard Lowry, Professor of Psychology Emeritus. Vassar College

Dabbling in the Data. A Hands-on Guide to Participatory Data Analysis   from Public Profit. "This guide provides a gentle introduction to practical approaches to explore and analyze data"  No date given.

Electronic Textbook   Complete on line statistics text book, with many advanced topics. 2013.

Engineering Statistics   although much is for engineers, some is also useful for social research. For example a chapter on exploratory analysis  has a section about graphing the data. Another section on quantitative techniques describes many of the usual statistical tests used in social science. 2012

Handbook of biological statistics   for biology but much is applicable to any field.  2014, John H. McDonald, professor of biology at University of Delaware.

HyperStat   HyperStat Online is an introductory-level hypertext statistics book.  Also comprehensive links to other on line stat books and links to some stat jokes. Looks like last revised in 2013. Also from David Lane.

Introductory Statistics   and Multivariate Statistics   from David Stockburger. 2016. Dr. Stockburger is from Missouri State University

Introductory Statistics. OpenStax,  OpenStax CNX. Oct 31, 2016   "Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings"

The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice   basic stats to anova and regression. As of 2012, the website isn't being updated. He put it together in a book.

A New View of Statistics   all the usual topics, but pretty comprehensive (from 2013). Will G Hopkins 

Online Statistics Education: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study   A public domain on line stat multi media course (although to me it looks like an on line text book.) Includes the stat book in various forms, web, interactive on itunes, mobile, pdf. From David Lane and others. No date given.

Probability and statistics EBook  

Statistics at square one   From BMJ, an on line brief stat text, from 1997.  Also see Epidemiology for the uninitiated  

Statistics: power from data   general on line stat book with chapters about data collection, processing, problems, presenting, analyzing.  2013

Stat Primer    an on line public domain stat manual. Burt Gerstman, 2016.

SticiGui: Statistics Tools for Internet and Classroom Instruction with a Graphical User Interface   includes a text book on basics and advanced basics. Philip B Stark, 2013

Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions   Professor Hossein Arsham, 2015

Usable Statistics   Some statistical tutorials with graphical demos. The website also has questions and answers and you can ask your own questions. Last updated in 2016. The site owner, Jeff Sauro, is a Six Sigma Black-Belt trained statistical analyst, and also has a couple of interesting articles about completion rates and small samples,  

Sites listing other statistics sites

Betty Jung's Statistics page     has links to many stat sites, on a wide variety of topics.

Probability and Statistics Resources   Professor Hossein Arsham

StatSci   intended to be a stats portal