Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/9/2002
  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL

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This introductory statistics text presents a range of topics, from simple to sophisticated, in clear, logical language with relevant research examples that motivates students so they always understand why they are learning the material and its relationship to their further work in the field.

Table of Contents


1. The Language of Statistics


2. Definitions and Scaling

3. The Frequency Distribution

4. Graphing Data

5. Measures of Central Tendency

6. Measures of Dispersion and Standard Scores

Review of Descriptive Statistics


7. Probability

8. The Normal Distribution

9. Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing

10. Significance of the Difference Between Two Sample Means

11. One-Way Analysis of Variance With Post Hoc Comparisons

12. Two-Way Analysis of Variance

13. Correlation and Regression

14. Chi Square

15. Alternatives to t and F

Review of Inferential Statistics

Choosing the Correct Inferential Test

APPENDIX 1: Brief Math-Algebra Review

APPENDIX 2: Glossary of Statistical Terms

APPENDIX 3: Symbol Glossary and Glossary of Computational Formulas

APPENDIX 4: Tables for Inferential Tests

APPENDIX 5: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises


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