Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Cengage Learning, Feb 1, 2007 - Psychology - 608 pages
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David Howell's practical approach focuses on the context of statistics in behavioral research, with an emphasis on looking before leaping; investigating the data before jumping into a test. This provides you with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics: why and how certain methods are used rather than just doing techniques by rote. Learn faster and understand more because Howell's texts moves you beyond number crunching, allowing you to discover the meaning of statistical results and how they relate to the research questions being asked.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Concepts
16
Displaying Data
32
Measures of Central Tendency
60
Measures of Variability
75
The Normal Distribution
103
Basic Concepts of Probability
124
Sampling Distributions and Hypothesis Testing
143
Factorial Analysis of Variance
418
RepeatedMeasures Analysis of Variance
444
ChiSquare
462
Nonparametric and DistributionFree Statistical Tests
493
Choosing the Appropriate Analysis
519
Arithmetic Review
526
Symbols and Notation
533
Basic Statistical Formulae
536

Correlation
170
Regression
211
Multiple Regression
245
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means One Sample
279
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means Two Related Samples
309
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means Two Independent Samples
325
Power
350
OneWay Analysis of Variance
374
Statistical Tables
540
Glossary
558
References
564
Answers to Exercises
569
Index
589
List of Applications
596
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About the author (2007)

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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