Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Macmillan, Feb 12, 2010 - Psychology - 576 pages
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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by Susan Nolan and Thomas Heinzen is a concise, readable text that covers key statistical concepts. Exploring its wide variety of creative, step-by-step examples, students using Essentials will learn how to choose the appropriate statistical test, understand its conceptual significance, and calculate each statistic. With inviting examples using real-world data, the text teaches students to apply concepts and formulas to statistical questions that they will encounter in their academic lives and outside the classroom.
 The clear, accessible explanations highlight a conceptual understanding of statistics that minimize the mathematical. Nolan and Heinzen’s brief text also provides the most opportunities for students to evaluate their understanding, with three tiers of exercises —Clarifying the Concepts, Calculating the Statistic, and Applying the Concepts— integrated after each major topic as well as at the end of each chapter.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to Statistics and Research Design
1
Frequency Distributions
21
Visual Displays of Data
43
Central Tendency and Variability
71
Sampling and Probability
93
The Normal Curve Standardization and z Scores
117
Hypothesis Testing with z Tests
147
Confidence Intervals Effect Size and Statistical Power
175
Regression
365
Chi Square and Other Nonparametric Tests
401
Reference for Basic Mathematics
A-1
Statistical Tables
B-1
Answers to the OddNumbered EndofChapter Exercises
C-1
Answers to the Check Your Learning Exercises
D-1
Choosing the Right Statistical Test
D-23
Writing an APA Results Section
D-27

The SingleSample t Test and the PairedSamples t Test
201
The IndependentSamples t Test
231
OneWay BetweenGroups and WithinGroups ANOVA
255
TwoWay ANOVA
303
Correlation
341
Glossary
D-29
References
R-1
Index
I-1
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