Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-12-16
  • Publisher: WORTH
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Nolan and Heinzen offer an introduction to the basics of statistics that is uniquely suited for behavioral science students, with coverage anchor to real-world stories, a highly visual approach, helpful mathematical support, and step-by-step examples. The new edition focuses on emerging trends that are redefining contemporary behavioral statistics, while adding an remarkable new online feature, Choosing the Correct Statistical Test, in the book’s online component, LaunchPad.

Author Biography

Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Susan researches interpersonal consequences of mental illness and the role of gender in STEM fields. Susan holds leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and is the President of the Eastern Psychological Association — while also being a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She regularly gives talks about incorporating scientific literacy into the introductory course and across the psychology curriculum. Susan particularly enjoys her time in the classroom teaching Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, International Psychology and Statistics.
Tom Heinzen is Professor of Psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey. A graduate of Rockford College, he earned his Ph.D. in social psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. After publishing his first book on frustration  and creativity in government, Heinzen worked as a public policy research associate, consulted for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and then began his teaching career. He founded William Paterson University’s Psychology Club, established an undergraduate research conference, and has been awarded various teaching honors while continuing to write articles, books, and plays that support the teaching of general psychology and statistics. Heinzen, a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association, is also the editor of Many Things to Tell You, a volume of poetry by elderly writers. His current  research involves applying game design to higher education.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Statistics and Research Design

2. Frequency Distributions

3. Visual Displays of Data

4. Central Tendency and Variability

5. Sampling and Probability

6. The Normal Curve, Standardization, and z Scores

7. Hypothesis Testing with z Tests

8. Confidence Intervals, Effect Size, and Statistical Power

9. The Single-Sample t Test and The Paired-Samples t Test

10. The Independent-Samples t Test

11. One-Way ANOVA

12. Two-Way Between-Groups ANOVA

13. Correlation

14. Regression

15. Nonparametric Tests


A. Reference for Basic Mathematics

B. Statistical Tables

C. Solutions to Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems

D. Solutions to Check Your Learning Problems

E. Choosing the Appropriate Statistical Test

F. Reporting Statistics

G. Building Better Graphs Using Excel

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