Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 1, 2004 - Psychology - 291 pages
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Master the essential statistical skills used in social and behavioral sciences

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style.

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences guides you to a better understanding of basic concepts of statistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented for selecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, this useful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statistical data, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics from tables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of worked examples.

As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant statistical concepts and techniques that will arm you with the tools you'll need for knowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
  

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Contents

One Descriptive Statistics
1
Two Introduction to Null Hypothesis Testing
28
Three The TwoGroup t II Test
48
Four Correlation and Regression
71
Five OneWay ANOVA and Multiple Comparisons
97
Six Power Analysis
122
Seven Factorial ANOVA
145
Eight RepeatedMeasures ANOVA
172
Nine Nonparametric Statistics
199
Appendix A Statistical Tables
226
Appendix B Answers to Putting it into Practice Exercises
243
References
275
Annotated Bibliography
278
Index
281
Acknowledgments
291
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About the author (2004)

BARRY H. COHEN, PHD, is Director of the masterís program in psychology at New York University, New York.
R. BROOKE LEA, PHD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
IRVING B. WEINER, PHD, University of South Florida in Tampa, served as a consulting editor on this volume.

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