## Basic Statistics: Tales of DistributionsLearn 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. 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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### 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 |

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Hypothesis Testing Effect Size and Confidence Intervals TwoSample Designs | 191 |

Analysis of Variance OneWay Classification | 223 |

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