Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

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For one-quarter/semester courses that focus on the basics or combine statistics with research methods.This unique text prepares students to understand the statistical methods they will encounter in research articles by taking a conceptual approach, emphasizing doing computations using the definitional formulas to ingrain the underlying ideas, teaching procedures verbally, numerically, and visually. Focusing on understanding, it emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, and explains everything in clear, simple language.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 200.7 x 256.5 x 15.2mm | 607.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • glossary, references, index
  • 0130261866
  • 9780130261861

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Displaying the Order in a Group of Numbers. 2. The Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and z Scores. 3. Correlation and Prediction. 4. Some Key Ingredients for Inferential Statistics: The Normal Curve, Probability, and Population versus Sample. 5. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing. 6. Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples. 7. Making Sense of Statistical Significance: Decision Error, Statistical Power, and Effect Size. 8. Introduction to the t Test. 9. The t Test for Independent Means. 10. Introduction to the Analysis of Variance. 11. Chi-Square Tests and Strategies When Population Distributions Are Not Normal. 12. Making Sense of Advanced Statistical Procedures in Research Articles. Appendix: Tables. Answers to Selected Practice Problems. Glossary. Glossary of Symbols. References. Index.show more

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