I really believe you can learn statistics. Most people have never spent much time thing about research and statistics. So I’m going to teach you to “think statistics.” If we take our time and walk through the process together, you’ll not only survive statistics but master it.
My name is Ken Tangen. I live in southern California (south of Disneyland, just before you hit the beach). But I have students from all over the world.
I know learning statistics can seem hard, so I’ve taken the information in my stat book, “Statistics Safari” and put it here for you. But it’s in smaller chunks and expanded coverage. By chopping up the material in little bits, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. You can work and complete a segment, celebrate and still have energy to move on. You can go as fast or slow as you want.
I’ve also expanded the coverage with more procedures, more examples and more practice problems. Statistics Safari is a good summary of statistics but here you’ll find even more help.
Square One, for example is a series of videos of how to conduct a research project. It starts from creating a hypothesis and goes step by step through the calculations, etc. I’m still adding to this series, so your comments will help guide its development.
Plus I’m adding videos that you can’t find anywhere else. These are short videos on every segment of the process. It will be an entire library of videos covering every aspect of statistics. I’m organizing them now and hope to make them public in the fall.
What I Actually Do
For the last 20+ years, I’ve been a professor and a consultant. I go back and forth between which I do full time and which is part time, but it seems I’m always doing both. My PhD is in psychology so I teach college and university courses online and face to face.
As a consultant, I work with corporations and non-profits on large-scale national and international projects. I write surveys people want to answer, evaluate training programs, and design processes to improve productivity. And I write books.
I’m also the primary care giver for my disabled daughter. As a college student, she went to Nicaragua for the summer and came home sick. She’s still quite sick: no longer able to walk on her own. She can’t sit straight up for any appreciable amount of time, her eye focus still goes screwy (technical term), and her muscles just don’t work. It’s been 10+ years now and there’s still no known cure.