Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-28
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Now you can become an intelligent consumer of scientific research, without being overwhelmed by the statistics! Jaccard and Becker's book teaches readers the basic skills for analyzing data and helps them become intelligent consumers of scientific information. Praised for its real-life applications, the book tells readers when to use a particular statistic, why they should use it, and how the statistic should be computed and interpreted. Because many readers, given a set of data, cannot determine where to begin in answering relevant research questions, the authors explicate the issues involved in selecting a statistical test. Each statistical technique is introduced by giving instances where the test is most typically applied followed by an interesting research example (each example is taken from psychology literature).

Table of Contents

Introduction and Mathematical Preliminaries
Frequency and Probability Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
Percentiles, Percentile Ranks, Standard Scores, and the Normal Distribution
Pearson Correlation and Regression: Descriptive Aspects
Estimation and Sampling Distributions
Hypothesis Testing: Inferences About a Single Mean
The Analysis Of Bivariate Relationships
Research Design and Statistical Preliminaries for Analyzing Bivariate Relationships
Independent Groups t Test
Correlated Groups t Test
One-Way Between-Subjects Analysis of Variance
One-Way Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance
Pearson Correlation and Regression: Inferential Aspects
Chi-Square Test
Nonparametric Statistics
Additional Topics
Two-Way Between-Subjects Analysis of Variance
Overview and Extension: Selecting the Appropriate Statistical Test for Analyzing Bivariate Relationships and Procedures for More Complex Designs
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