# Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Macmillan, Feb 12, 2010 - Psychology - 576 pages
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 Copyright