9780131931671

Statistics For Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131931671

  • ISBN10:

    0131931679

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

This book brings to life the compelling underlying logic of statistical methods so that readers can not only do the computations, but also truly understand what they are doing and remember what they have learned for years to come.This book covers the basic introductory statistics and methods including central tendency and variability, inferential statistics (Z scores, the normal curve, sample versus population, and probability), the t test, the analysis of variance, correlation, prediction, and more.For research analysts and reporters in the field of psychology.

Table of Contents

Displaying the order in a group of numbers
Central tendency and variability
Some key ingredients for inferential statistics: Z scores, the normal curve, sample versus population, and probability
Introduction to hypothesis testing
Hypothesis testing with means of samples
Making sense of statistical significance: Effect size and statistical power
Introduction to the test: Single sample and dependent means
The test for independent means
Introduction to the analysis of variance
Factorial analysis of variance
Correlation
Prediction
Chi-square tests
Strategies when population distributions are not normal: Data transformations and rank-order tests
Integration and the general linear model
Making sense of advanced statistical procedures in research articles
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