Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Psychology - 656 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 begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. To ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can understand statistics, the authors skillfully 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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I haven't read any other statistics books, and after this I don't think I will. It made no sense at the end it just seemed like they were mixing words and equations. Read full review

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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

Introduction And Descriptive Statistics
1
Foundations Of Inferential Statistics
119
Using t Statistics For Inferences About Population Means And Mean Differences
249
Analysis Of Variance Tests For Differences Among Two Or More Population Means
363
Correlations And Nonparametric Tests
465
Basic Mathematics Review
562
Statistical Tables
584
Solutions for OddNumbered Problems in the Text
596
General Instructions for Using SPSS
611
Statistics Organizer
614
References
624
Index
628
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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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