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Nonparametric Statistics (2nd ed.) byCall Number: ebookISBN: 9781118840320Publication Date: 20140508
Few undergraduate statistics programs offer a course in nonparametric statistics. Most books written by statisticians are at the graduate level. This text is written by social scientists. It is mathematically accessible; however, there are some gaps we will need to fill in.
Hard copy of text is not required but is available at the GVSU Lakerstore bookstore.
Supplemental Texts
The following texts are more advanced nonparametric statistics texts for those interested in the mathematical details. I have drawn some notes from each of these texts that are incorporated in chapter reading guides. If you choose to look at these texts, don’t get bogged down in the different notation.

Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3rd ed.) byCall Number: Mary Idema Pew  4th Floor: QA278.8 .S74 2007ISBN: 9781584887010Publication Date: 20070306

Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3rd ed.) byCall Number: ebookISBN: 9781118677995Publication Date: 20131106
Simulation
Simulation of Random Events
(Video: Simulation of random events: video lesson, 0:7:57)
Why use simulation?
Some situations do not lend themselves to precise mathematical treatment. Others may be difficult, timeconsuming, or expensive to analyze. In these situations, simulation may approximate realworld results; yet, require less time, effort, and/or money than other approaches.
Bootstrapping
One method not covered in the Corder and Foreman text is bootstrapping. This very flexible technique allows us to do statistical inference in situations where the form of the sampling distribution is unknown.
We will use the following resources when we discuss bootstrapping:

Randomizationbased inference using the mosaic package byThis 19 page document (PDF) describes the use of the R package mosaic for doing bootstrapping for an introductory statistics text. We aren’t using that text, but it does give some brief background on bootstrapping in general.
Videos that discuss bootstrapping:
RStudio Server
The Corder and Foreman text shows how to use SPSS to perform some nonparametric analyses. We will also be using the statistical software R through a user interface called RStudio. GVSU now has a dedicated RStudio server that you can access as a student in STA 317 through an internet connection. You have been given an RStudio server account with password.
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