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Topic: Statistics for the Terrified v6.01 evaluation copies
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 Concept Stew Ltd Posts: 1 Registered: 11/30/10
Statistics for the Terrified v6.01 evaluation copies
Posted: Nov 30, 2010 11:38 AM
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APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING

The new release of Statistics for the Terrified, v6.01, is now out, and may
be of interest to list members. This is a straightforward Statistics
tutorial (teaching Statistics itself, not a replacement for SPSS!)
Statistics is needed by everyone - and with that in mind we are keen to get
feedback from anyone involved in teaching research methods or statistics to
students, or from anyone on the list who might be interested.

You can download an evaluation copy (which will run for a limited period)

from:

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/emfph68aA9C.html.

More information can also be found on our teachers page:

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/teachers.html

As a teacher of Statistics for many years in universities, I noticed that
putting too much reliance on mathematics didn't get us anywhere. I found
that students were happy to be convinced about what was going on in
Statistics if it could be converted to a more amenable problem of common
sense and pattern recognition - which luckily is very possible. Once the
students had assimilated the concepts, they found the mathematics was much
easier, because suddenly there was a point to it. So for me, it is all about
the way the information unfolds - understand the concept first then back it
up with the mathematics if necessary.

Statistics for the Terrified is a straightforward guide to basic (and
not-so-basic) Statistics which I developed initially for my own teaching
duties in the early 1990s. Expanded and developed under HEFCE's ITTI
initiative and later, it is used in many universities and colleges to reach
the otherwise difficult group of students who want or need to understand the
principles without having to work through the mathematics first. These might
be, for example, students of Archaeology, Psychology, Politics, Geography
etc., who want to understand research rather than the mathematical
discipline of Statistics. The package enables these students to approach
more traditional teaching with increased confidence.

The software will run happily on any PC from Windows 95 up to Windows 7 (NT
is still not recommended!).

We also have a Statistics glossary and a number of discussion pieces on our
website which can be used free for teaching. We add to this frequently -
most recently a piece on sample size - and if there is anything you would
like us to cover, please let us know:

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk/PAGES/freeresources2.html

If you have any other questions, or any comments on the software or the free
resources, please don't hesitate to get in touch,

Kind regards,

Stephen

Stephen Morris

Director

Concept Stew Ltd

139 Brick Lane

London

E1 6SB

http://www.conceptstew.co.uk