Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral SciencesThis brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best seller offers the straightforward instruction, accuracy, builtin learning aids, and wealth of realworld 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. 
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User Review  Jennifer  GoodreadsEven if you've completely forgotten high school math like me, this textbook will catch you up in no time. It really broke statistics down into logical steps with (what I really appreciated) explanations as well as examples. Read full review
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User Review  Colleen  GoodreadsI 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
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 
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alpha level ANOVA average calculations central tendency Chapter chisquare test Cohen’s column compute confidence interval corresponding critical region critical value degrees of freedom demonstrate denominator dependent variable determine df values difference scores differences between treatments distance distribution of sample effect size estimated standard error evaluate exactly exam expected frequencies Fratio factor formula frequency distribution table graph hypothesis test identify inferential statistics interaction LEARNING CHECK located main effect median normal distribution Note null hypothesis number of scores obtained onetailed test participants Pearson correlation pooled variance population mean predicted probability problem proportion reject H0 reject the null relationship repeatedmeasures design research study sample data sample mean sample statistic sample variance scale selected set of scores shows significant difference Specifically SPSS SSbetween standard deviation tail test with 05 treatment conditions treatment effect twotailed test Type I error unit normal table unknown population zscore zero