# Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Cengage Learning, Jan 25, 2010 - Psychology - 672 pages
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 Copyright

### About the author (2010)

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.