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General TextBooks:

HyperStat Statistics Textbook
 a very welldesigned and wellconstructed "hypertextbook". Contents:
Introduction, Describing Univariate Data, Describing Bivariate Data, Introduction
to Probability, Normal Distribution, Sampling Distributions, Point Estimation,
Confidence Intervals, The Logic of Hypothesis Testing, Testing Hypotheses
with Standard Errors, Power, Introduction to BetweenSubjects ANOVA, Factorial
BetweenSubjects ANOVA, WithinSubjects ANOVA, Prediction, Chi Square,
DistributionFree Tests, and Measuring Effect Size

StatPrimer
 an online textbook by Bud Gerstman.

Part A covers general statistical concepts: Measurement and Sampling ,
StemandLeaf Plots and Frequency Tables, Summary Statistics, Introduction
to Probability Distributions, Estimating a Population Mean, Null Hypothesis
Testing a Mean, Paired Samples and Their Differences, Independent Samples
and Their Differences, Inference About a Proportion, Independent Proportions,
CrossTabulations, and ChiSquare Methods.

Part B emphasizes the design of experiments and studies: Data Entry and
Validation, Cohort Studies, CaseControl Studies, Inference About Variances,
Analysis of Variance, Correlation, Regression, Sample Size, Power, and Precision,
and Stratified Analysis 2x2 Tables

Dr. Hossein Arsham's Remarkable
Web Site (University of Baltimore)  A very large and very
impressive collection of online courses, tutorials, and related resources
for a wide variety of subjects related to:

Statistical Data Analysis for Managerial Decisions, with Excel For
Introductory Statistical Analysis

Business Statistics for Managerial Decision Making, with Excel for
Business Statistics

Science of Making Good Strategic Decisions, with Success Science,
Leadership Decision Making, Tools for Decision Analysis, TimeCritical Decision
Making for Economics and Finance, ZeroSum Games with Applications, Decision
Science Resources, A Collection of Keywords and Phrases

Goalseeking and Optimal Strategic Modeling and Solution Algorithms,
with Linear Programming (LP) and GoalSeeking Strategy, Integer Optimization
and the Network Models, Artificialvariable Free LP Solution Algorithms,
Tools for LP Modeling Validation, The Classical Simplex Method, Linear Algebra
and LP Connections, From Linear to Nonlinear Optimization: The Missing Chapter,
Construction of the Sensitivity Region for LP Models, Optimization with
Sensitivity Analysis Resources

Modeling and Simulation for Systems Analysis, Design and Control,
with System Simulation, , Modeling and Simulation Resources

Statistical Concepts and Tools for Data Analysis, with Questionnaire
Design and Surveys Sampling, Topics in Statistical Data Analysis, Computational
Statistics, Probability and Statistics Resources

Online Courses: Business Statistics, Decision Science/Management
Science/Operations Research.

Instructional and Training Resources: Zero Sagas in Four Dimensions,
Impact of the Internet on Learning & Teaching

Statistics at Square One  An excellent
online textbook. Contents:

Data display and summary

Mean and standard deviation

Populations and samples

Statements of probability and confidence intervals

Differences between means: type I and type II errors and power

Differences between percentages and paired alternatives

The t tests

The chisquared tests

Exact probability test

Rank score tests

Correlation and regression

Survival analysis

Study design and choosing a statistical test

NIST/SEMATECH Engineering
Statistics Handbook  an extensive webbased handbook of
engineeringoriented statistical techniques. Closely integrated with
Dataplot
and other statistical software packages.

Statistics Every Writer Should Know
 an excellent introduction to statistical concepts, presented in a clear
and nonintimidating way. Topics include: mean, median, percent changes,
per capita and rates, standard deviation and normal distribution, margin
of error, confidence intervals and sample sizes. Site includes a set of
frequently asked questions, and a Statistics Bulletin board  Post your
question about statistics, or help someone else by posting an answer to his
or her problem. Also links to its sister site:
Finding Data on the Internet

Introductory Statistics:
Concepts, Models, and Applications, and
Multivariate
Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications, by David W. Stockburger
(Southwest Missouri State University). Indepth coverage, with extensive
use of web technology (animated graphics, interactive calculating pages).

The Knowledge Base
 An Online Research Methods Textbook, by William M.K. Trochim (Cornell
University). An online textbook for an introductory course in research methods.

The Data Analysis
BriefBook  a condensed handbook, or an extended glossary, written in
encyclopedic format, covering subjects in statistics, computing, analysis,
and related fields; meant to be both introduction and reference for data
analysts, scientists and engineers (from CERN)

Stat Refresher Tutorial

The
statistics
of performance measurement, aimed at parents of children with special
educational needs, but also worthwhile for anyone who wants a good introductory
presentation of basic statistical concepts.

Guide to Basic
Laboratory Statistics (Java)

Statistics: The Study of Stability
in Variation

Interpreting
Regression Output  an indepth guide (in MS Word) to understanding
the many things that come out of a regression analysis.

Introduction
to Probability, by Grinstead and Snell (a complete book, in Adobe Acrobat
and Postscript format, that can be downloaded all at once, or chapter by
chapter)

Basic Principles of Statistical
Analysis

Seeing Statistics by Gary
McClelland  an online textbook containing many animated (Java) demonstrations.
A tour, and part of the complete book, is available free.

SurfStat
Australia

BioestadĂstica
aplicada a BioquĂmica y Farmacia (Biostatistics for Biochemistry
and Pharmacology)  in Spanish! The Introduction and Table of Contents are
on the web; each chapter links to an Adobe PDF document containing a faithful
rendition of the printed chapter.
 Textbook rental for the duration of a course can save you 80 to 90% of the cost of buying the textbook outright.
Books Related to Specific
Software Packages:
 Some books on the R programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics

Introductory Statistics with R, Peter Dalgaard

Modern Applied Statistics with Splus, WN Venables and BD Ripley

R Graphics, Poul Murrell

Lattice (Multivariate DataVisualization with R), Deepayan Sarkar

Vijay
Gupta has authored a number of excellent books, including SPSS for Beginners,
Interpreting Regression Output, Comprehensive Excel, Excel for Beginners,
Charting in Excel, Excel  Beyond the Basics, Managing & Tabulating Data
in Excel, Statistical Analysis with Excel, and Financial Analysis Using Excel.
You can purchase and download these books
from his web
site, and you can download many sections of the individual books
for free.

A textbook on evaluation,
statistics, and measurement, developed by Bill Miller of Iowa State U,
in conjunction with his free
OpenStat statistical
package. The software and textbook are both available for free download
from his web site.

Data Analysis with
Epi Info  an online textbook by Bud Gerstman. Describes analyses for
continuous or binary outcomes; single group, paired samples, or two or more
independent groups; one or more continuous predictors; stratified tables
(with confounding and interaction); and much more.

Curvefit.com  a complete guide to nonlinear
regression. Most of the information here is excerpted from Analyzing Data
with GraphPad Prism, a book that accompanies the program GraphPad
Prism. You can
download this book
as a pdf file.

Graphpad web site of statistical
resources  short articles, book chapters, bibliographies, and (commercial)
software. Wellwritten, downtoearth, and helpful.

The Instat Guide to Choosing
and Interpreting Statistical Tests, from
Graphpad.

Electronic Statistics
Textbook (by StatSoft)  very extensive and wellorganized (can also
be downloaded for quicker access from your hard drive)
Reference Compendia
and Glossaries:

Numerical Recipes  The Art of Scientific
Computing (2^{nd} ed.)  the classic works by W.H. Press et
al.  a truly monumental collection of mathematical and statistical algorithms.
The complete books are available free, in Postscript and Adobe Acrobat
downloadable format, in three versions: C, Fortran 77, and Fortran 90 (parallel
computing). If you prefer, you can buy the hardcover books from Amazon.com
(click on one of the links below to go to their web site):

Handbook
of Mathematical Functions  the classic 1964 megacompendium of tables,
formulas, graphs and definitions, by Abramowitz and Stegun. Consists of scanned
page images, so it's not the easiest to read, but everything is there!

Glossary
of Statistics (in particular, rerandomisation statistics)

Glossary,
from HyperStat online textbook

PROPHET StatGuide
Glossary, from Northwestern University

The Data Analysis
BriefBook  a condensed handbook, or an extended glossary, written in
encyclopedic format, covering subjects in statistics, computing, analysis,
and related fields. An introduction and reference for data analysts, scientists
and engineers.

SurfStat
Glossary, from the Australian National University

Glossary of statistical terms
used in evidencebased medicine

Glossary
of over 30 statistical terms; explanations vary from short definitions
to extensive explanations, with graphics and hyperlinks

A very impressive
Compendium
of over 50 probability distribution functions, giving the formula,
expressions for the mean, SD, percentiles, higher moments, random variable
generation procedures (if available), and insight into where that type of
distribution function arises. In Adobe PDF format.

Online Encyclopedia  Browse articles
in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature
& Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places,
Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports,
Everyday Life, and more.
Online
Journals:

Journal of Statistics
Education, a refereed electronic journal on postsecondary teaching of
statistics

InterStat (Statistics on the
Internet)  an online journal where one can publish or read about any
aspect of statistical research or innovative method. Abstracts of articles
are available for viewing; from there, you can read or download the article
(or any comments written about it), in Portable Document Format (. pdf) or
Postscript (.ps) format.

Journal of Statistical Software 
an electronic, peerreviewed, free journal.

Journal of Official Statistics  published
by the national statistical office of Sweden. Publishes articles on statistical
methodology and theory, with an emphasis on applications. Free access to
fulltext articles in pdf format
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