Statistics Alive!

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-21
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Statistics need not be dull and dry! Wendy Steinberg and SAGE Publications bring you Statistics Alive! (available with or without SPSS v. 18.0). Presented in short, digestible modules and written in a conversational tone, with anecdotal stories and light-hearted humor, this textáis an enjoyable read. Students are shown the underlying logic to what theyÆre learning, and well-crafted practice and self-check features help ensure that that new knowledge sticks. Coverage of probability theory and mathematical proofs is minimized without sacrificing the rigor of the overall text.áInstructors will find Statistics Alive! perfect for use in departments of psychology, counseling, education, and more.á The 2nd edition includes new SPSS exercises and a new module on Introduction to Multiple Regression as well as new 'Another Calculation Example' Sections.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Supplemental Material for Use With Statistics Alive!
About the Author
Preliminary Information: "First Things First"
Math Review, Vocabulary, and Symbols
Measurement Scales
Tables and Graphs: "On Display"
Frequency and Percentile Tables
Graphs and Plots
Central Tendency: "Bull's-Eye"
Mode, Median, and Mean
Dispersion: "From Here To Eternity"
Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation
The Normal Curve and Standard Scores: "What's the Score?"
Percent Area and the Normal Curve
z Scores
Score Transformations and Their Effects
Probability: "Odds Are"
Probability Definitions and Theorems
The Binomial Distribution
Inferential Theory: "Of Truth and Relativity"
Sampling, Variables, and Hypotheses
Errors and Significance
The z Score as a Hypothesis Test
The One-Sample Test: "Are They From Our Part of Town?"
Standard Error of the Mean
Normal Deviate Z Test
One-Sample t Test
Interpreting and Reporting One-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
The Two-Sample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours"
Standard Error of the Difference Between the Means
t Test With Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
t test With Unequal Sample Sizes
t Test With Related Samples
Interpreting and Reporting Two-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
The Multisample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours or Theirs"
ANOVA Logic: Sums of Squares, Partitioning, and mean Squares
One-Way ANOVA: Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
Post Hoc Tests: "So Who's Responsible?"
Turkey HSD Test
Scheffé Test
More Than One Idependent Variable: "Double Dutch Jump Rope"
Main Effects and Interaction Effects
Factorial ANOVA
Nonparametric Statistics: "Without Form or Void"
One-Variable Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
Two-Variable Chi-Square: Test of Independence
Effect Size and Power: "How Much Is Enough?"
Measures of Effect Size
Power and the Factors Effecting It
Correlation: "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"
Relationship Strength and Direction
Pearson r
Correlation Pitfalls
Linear Prediction: "You're So Predictable"
Linear Prediction
Standard Error of Prediction
Introduction to Multiple Regression
Review: "Say It Again, Sam"
Selecting the Appropriate Analysis
Normal Curve Table
Binomial Table
t Table
F Table (ANOVA)
Studentized Range Statistic (for Tukey HSD)
Chi-Square Table
Correlation Table
Odd Solutions Texbook Exercises
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