## Basic Statistics for the Behavioral SciencesEach statistical procedure in this text is presented in a conceptual, intuitive manner to illustrate how it fills a need in the process. Students anxious about math will benefit from a scaled back emphasis on the discipline, plain language, and a step-by-step approach that reintroduces, reviews, and reinforces procedures. In addition, references to psychology have been reduced to make the text more inclusive of all behavioral sciences. The text has been revised to streamline the narrative without reducing content, make presentations more concise, and add more explanatory techniques. Nearly all examples include specific variables and questions rather than generic data, and most are taken from everyday life so that students gain an intuitive feel for the meaning of scores and develop an ability to think in statistical terms. |

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Statistics and the Research Process | 15 |

DESCRIBING SAMPLES | 39 |

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ANOVA average axis central tendency Chapter computational formula condition confidence interval correlation coefficient crit critical value cumulative frequency data points describe descriptive statistics determine different scores distribution of means equal estimate example experiment factor Figure Fobt frequency distribution H0 is true independent variable indicates inferential statistics interaction interval or ratio larger levels located measure of central median negative normal distribution null hypothesis number of scores obtain participants percentile pill polygon population of scores population variance predict scores probability produce proportion of variance random sample ranks raw score population recall region of rejection regression line reject H0 relative frequency REMEMBER sample data sample mean sampling distribution sampling error scatterplot score occurs significant simple frequency skewed distribution standard deviation standard error standard normal curve statistical procedures sum of squares summarize symbol Table tail tion transform two-way Type I error variance accounted z-distribution z-score zero