# Explaining Psychological Statistics

John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - Psychology - 825 pages
This comprehensive graduate-level statistics text is aimed at students with a minimal background in the area or those who are wary of the subject matter. The new edition of this successful text will continue to offer students a lively and engaging introduction to the field, provide comprehensive coverage of the material, and will also include examples and exercises using common statistical software packages (SPSS).

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User Review  - DarkWater - LibraryThing

The book is honestly a great introduction to statistics, especially for psychology! Unfortunately, it is FULL of mathematical errors, especially in formulas, solutions to selected problems, and examples within the chapters. For a third edition, this seems pretty unacceptable. Read full review

### Contents

 PART 1 Chapter 8 B Basic Statistical Procedures 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 2 21 B Basic Statistical Procedures 32 Optional Material 42 B Basic Statistical Procedures 64
 Optional Material 464 Key Formulas 484 B Basic Statistical Procedures 498 Optional Material 517 Key Formulas 527 Optional Material 558 Key Formulas 569 B Basic Statistical Procedures 591

 Optional Material 74 Chapter 4 87 B Basic Statistical Procedures 102 Optional Material 113 Key Formulas 121 B Basic Statistical Procedures 136 Optional Material 149 Key Formulas 155 B Basic Statistical Procedures 167 Optional Material 177 Chapter 7 188 B Basic Statistical Procedures 199 Optional Material 214 Key Formulas 221 STATISTICAL POWER AND EFFECT SIZE 222 B Basic Statistical Procedures 233 Optional Material 241 HYPOTHESIS TESTS INVOLVING TWO MEASURES 255 B Basic Statistical Procedures 267 Optional Material 278 Key Formulas 285 B Basic Statistical Procedures 297 Optional Material 308 Key Formulas 314 B Basic Statistical Procedures 326 Optional Material 336 PART Four 342 B Basic Statistical Procedures 353 Optional Material 373 MULTIPLE COMPARISONS 386 B Basic Statistical Procedures 398 Optional Material 415 Key Formulas 423 B Basic Statistical Procedures 441
 Optional Material 613 Key Formulas 625 B Basic Statistical Procedures 641 Optional Material 663 Key Formulas 675 B Basic Statistical Procedures 686 Key Formulas 699 B Basic Statistical Procedures 708 Optional Material 718 Key Formulas 726 B Basic Statistical Procedures 735 Optional Material 748 Summary 753 Exercises 754 Key Formulas 755 Appendix A STATISTICAL TABLES 757 Critical Values of the t Distribution 760 Power as a Function of and 761 As a Function of and Power 762 Critical Values of Pearsons r 763 Table of Fishers Transformation from r to Z 764 Critical Values of the F Distribution for 05 765 Critical Values of the F Distribution for 01 767 Power of ANOVA for 05 768 Critical Values of the Studentized Range Statistic for 05 769 Orthogonal Polynomial Trend Coefficients 770 Probabilities of the Binomial Distribution for P 5 771 Critical Values of the 2 Distribution 772 Critical Values for the MannWhitney RankSum Test 774 Critical Values for the Wilcoxon SignedRanks Test 775 Appendix B ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES 777 References 799 Index 807 Copyright

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Barry H. Cohen, PhD, is the director of the master's program in psychology at New York University, where he has been teaching statistics for more than twenty years. He is the coauthor of two other successful statistics books from Wiley: Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Sixth Edition and Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.