## Statistical Reasoning for the Behavioral SciencesAccording to Richard Shavelson, the goal of any good statistics book is for readers not only to learn the meaning of statistical concepts but also to be able to use these concepts to solve problems. This new, revised edition of |

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### Contents

SECTION II | 36 |

SECTION III | 116 |

Descriptive Statistics for Joint Distributions | 143 |

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