Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Science

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Cengage Learning, Apr 17, 2007 - Psychology - 592 pages
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This brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best-seller offers the straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and wealth of real-world examples that professors AND students have come to appreciate. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and gain a conceptual understanding of statistics. To ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can understand statistics, the authors skillfully by integrate applications that reinforce concepts. The authors take care to show students how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them comprehend published findings and will lead them to become savvy consumers of information. Known for its exceptional accuracy and examples, this text also has a complete supplements package to support instructors with class preparation and testing.
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Easy to read and understand, easy help on homework problems on odd numbers (let's you check figures), simplifies statistics (however, I would've preferred that the book actually uses the actual signs ... Read full review

Contents

Frequency Distributions
33
Central Tendency
55
Variability
84
zScores Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions
113
Probability
134
Probability and Samples The Distribution of Sample Means
160
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
188
Introduction to the t Statistic
232
RepeatedMeasures and TwoFactor Analysis of Variance
378
Correlation and Regression
422
The ChiSquare Statistic Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence
471
Basic Mathematics Review
505
Statistical Tables
527
Solutions for OddNumbered Problems in the Text
539
General Instructions for Using SPSS
553
Statistics Organizer
556

The t Test for Two Independent Samples
257
The t Test for Two Related Samples
287
Estimation
310
Introduction to Analysis of Variance
335
References
565
Index
569
Summary of Statistics Formulas
576
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Frederick J Gravetter is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has taught at Brockport since the early 1970s, specializing in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Sixth Edition; and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Sixth Edition.

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