Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions

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Cengage Learning, May 16, 2007 - Mathematics - 496 pages
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Learn statistical reasoning and problem solving from a best--selling author who uses a wealth of examples from the social and behavioral sciences,, education,, nursing/allied health,, and business fields----as well as examples from everyday life--to help you learn and understand.. Praised for his clear explanations,, Spatz shows you how to start with a data set,, identify the questions it poses,, determine and carry out statistical procedures,, and using plain English,, tell the story the data reveal.
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Contents

Introduction
1
Frequency Distributions and Graphs
24
Central Tendency and Variability
40
Other Descriptive Statistics
69
Correlation and Regression
84
Theoretical Distributions Including the Normal Distribution
119
Samples Sampling Distributions and Confidence Intervals
141
Hypothesis Testing and Effect Size OneSample Designs
167
Analysis of Variance OneFactor Repeated Measures
250
Analysis of Variance Factorial Design
262
Chi Square Tests
294
More Nonparametric Tests
317
Choosing Tests and Writing Interpretations
344
Appendixes
357
References
465
Index
471

Hypothesis Testing Effect Size and Confidence Intervals TwoSample Designs
191
Analysis of Variance OneWay Classification
223

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Chris Spatz earned a Ph.D. from Tulane University in experimental psychology. He subsequently held NSF and NIMH postdoctoral fellowships in animal behavior at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a professor of psychology at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas. Spatz also held positions at The University of the South and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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