Statistical Methods for Psychology

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Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2009 - Psychology - 792 pages
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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, especially psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasize conceptual understanding. Along with a significantly updated discussion of effect sizes and examples on how to write up the results of data analysis, this Sixth Edition continues to focus students on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book's success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment.
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Contents

Basic Concepts
1
Describing and Exploring Data
15
The Normal Distribution
65
Sampling Distributions and Hypothesis Testing
85
Basic Concepts of Probability
111
Categorical Data and ChiSquare
139
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means
179
Power
225
Factorial Analysis of Variance
413
RepeatedMeasures Designs
461
Multiple Regression
515
Analyses of Variance and Covariance as General Linear Models
579
LogLinear Analysis
629
Resampling and Nonparametric Approaches to Data
659
Appendices
691
References
725

Correlation and Regression
245
Alternative Correlational Techniques
293
Simple Analysis of Variance
317
Multiple Comparisons Among Treatment Means
363
Answers to Exercises
735
Index
757
Glossary of Symbols
769
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

David C. Howell is a professor emeritus and former chair of the psychology department at the University of Vermont. Professor Howell's primary area of research is in statistics and experimental methods. He is also the author of STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY, currently in an Eighth Edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013), and the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STATISTICS IN BEHAVIOR SCIENCE (2005) with Brian Everitt. Before retiring, he frequently served as consultant with other faculty, both in the psychology department and in departments as disparate as Geology and Animal Sciences, and brings those experiences to this endeavor. Professor Howell's other interests include computing and the World Wide Web, and how technology affects communication, teaching, and research.

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