Fundamental Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

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Harcourt Brace College Publishers, Jan 1, 1994 - Psychométrie - 469 pages
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As a textbook for the first course in applied statistics, [this book] is used primarily by students majoring in psychology, education, and other behavioral sciences. [The author] emphasize[s] the purpose, rationale, and application of important statistical concepts over rote memorization and the mechanical application of formulas. [This book] does not require much background in mathematics. ... the student need be familiar only with the thinking patterns learned in high school algebra and geometry; all relevant terms and operations are reviewed in Appendix 1. ... the book contains many computations and problems to solve, but most statistical formulas rely heavily on simple arithmetic, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the taking of square roots ... [The book] presents discriptive statistics, inducing central tendency, variability, relative position, regression, and correlation. [It] deals with elementary inferential statistics, including sampling distributions, the logic of hypothesis testing, elementary parametric tests, and simple analysis of variance ... -Pref.

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