"Statistics is: the fun of finding patterns in data; the pleasure of making discoveries; the import of deep philosophical questions; the power to shed light on important decisions and the ability to guide decisions..... in business, science, government, medicine, and industry... "Professor David Hand, Royal Statistical Society President
What is StatsRef?
StatsRef is a free, web-based statistical analysis resource.
It provides a comprehensive guide to statistical concepts, methods and tools, with many examples being provided using a variety of software tools such as R, MATLab and SPSS to clarify the
concepts discussed. It aims to be comprehensive in terms of concepts and techniques (but not necessarily exhaustive), representative and independent in terms of software tools, and above all practical in terms of application and implementation.
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Who is StatsRef for?
Undergraduates and Postgraduates studying statistics and statistical analysis as a component of their specific discipline (e.g. social sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, engineers), and for Professional research scientists.
Students studying for academic or professional qualifications in statistics will find that the level and content adopted is that of the Ordinary and Higher Level Certificates of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS). Much of the material included in this Handbook is also appropriate for the Graduate Diploma level also
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