Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-31
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Based on over 30 years of successful teaching experience in this course, Robert Pagano's introductory book takes an intuitive, concepts-based approach to descriptive and inferential statistics. He uses the sign test to introduce inferential statistics, empirically derived sampling distributions, many visual aids and lots of interesting examples to promote reader understanding. One of the hallmarks of this book is the positive feedback from students-even students who are not mathematically inclined praise the text for its clarity, detailed presentation, and use of humor to help make concepts accessible and memorable. Thorough explanations precede the introduction of every formula-and the exercises that immediately follow include a step-by-step model that lets readers compare their work against fully solved examples. This combination makes the book perfect for users taking their first statistics course in psychology or other social and behavioral sciences.

Table of Contents

Statistics and Scientific Method
Descriptive Statistics
Basic Mathematical and Measurement Concepts
Frequency Distributions
Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
The Normal Curve and Standard Scores
Linear Regression
Inferential Statisitcs
Random Sampling and Probability
Binomial Distribution
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing Using the Sign Test
Sampling Distributions, Sampling Distribution of the Mean, the Normal Deviate (z) Test
Student's t-Test for Single Samples
Student's t-Test for Correlated and Independent Groups
Introduction to the Analysis of Variance
Introduction to Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Chi-Square and Other Nonparametric Tests
Review of Inferential Statistics
Review of Prerequisite Mathematics
Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions and Problems
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