Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Cengage Learning, Jan 25, 2010 - Psychology - 672 pages
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David Howell’s practical approach focuses on the context of statistics in behavioral research, with an emphasis on looking at data before jumping into a test. This provides students with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics: why and how certain methods are used rather than just doing techniques by rote. Students move beyond number crunching to discover the meaning of statistical results and how they relate to the research questions being asked. FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES contains an abundance of real data and research studies as a base and moves through an analysis of data.
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I have really enjoyed this book so far, as much as one can enjoy reading a book for a class. It makes statistics feel less like math and the necessary skills seem more easily obtainable.

Contents

Introduction
1
Basic Concepts
17
Displaying Data
35
Measures of Central Tendency
63
Measures of Variability
80
The Normal Distribution
111
Basic Concepts of Probability
134
Sampling Distributions and Hypothesis Testing
156
Factorial Analysis of Variance
452
RepeatedMeasures Analysis of Variance
483
ChiSquare
502
Nonparametric and DistributionFree Statistical Tests
536
Choosing the Appropriate Analysis
565
Arithmetic Review
572
Symbols and Notation
579
Basic Statistical Formulae
582

Correlation
188
Regression
230
Multiple Regression
268
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means One Sample
301
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means Two Related Samples
335
Hypothesis Tests Applied to Means Two Independent Samples
352
Power
381
OneWay Analysis of Variance
406
Data Set
586
Statistical Tables
590
Glossary
608
References
614
Answers to Exercises
620
Index
641
Credits
652
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David C. Howell is a professor emeritus and former chair of the psychology department at the University of Vermont. Professor Howell's primary area of research is in statistics and experimental methods. He is also the author of STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY, currently in an Eighth Edition (Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013), and the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STATISTICS IN BEHAVIOR SCIENCE (2005) with Brian Everitt. Before retiring, he frequently served as consultant to other faculty, both in the psychology department and in departments as disparate as Geology and Animal Sciences, and brings those experiences to this endeavor. Professor Howell's other interests include computing and the World Wide Web, and how technology affects communication, teaching, and research.

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