Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Cengage Learning, 2009 - Mathematics - 783 pages
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By far the best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, this text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through Learning Checks, examples, step-by-step Demonstrations, and problems. A strong ancillary package includes PowerLecture(tm), which contains lecture slides, JoinIn(tm) Student Response System content, and a computerized test bank; Enhanced WebAssign, a complete and easy-to-use homework management system; WebTutor(tm); an Instructor's Manual/TestBank, plus other online and print resources.
 

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This is one of the best textbooks in the field, every edition of it. It is not intended to be a quickie book for those who just want the superficial. It is one of the books to keep as a reference and refer back to as education progresses. It is dense and goes into a lot of detail, more than is needed in most first semester psychological statistics classes. Some of the negative comments indicate the lack of understanding many students have with statistics. The range actually has two forms, one in which the upper limit of the high score and lower limit of the lower score are subtracted. Rather than go into a discussion of upper and lower limits, many textbooks say high score minus low score plus one (which gives the same answer). This is the range of scores in statistical analysis. More recently some authors have been giving the arithmetic range, which is highest minus lowest. Some of the other negative comments are likewise invalid. 

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Contents

Introduction to Statistics
1
Frequency Distributions
35
Central Tendency
70
Variability
104
Preview
105
Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions
137
Probability
163
The Distribution of Sample Means
198
Introduction to Regression
562
Tests for Goodness of
604
The Binomial Test
644
MannWhitney
664
MannWhitney
666
Basic Mathematics Review
703
Symbols and Notation
705
Fractions Decimals and Percentages
707

Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
229
Introduction to the t Statistic
280
The t Test for Two Independent Samples
307
The t Test for Two Related Samples
339
Preview
340
Estimation
365
Introduction to Analysis of Variance
392
RepeatedMeasures Analysis of Variance ANOVA
444
TwoFactor Analysis of Variance Independent Measures
477
Correlation
519
Negative Numbers
713
Solving Equations
715
Exponents and Square Roots
718
Statistical Tables
725
Appendix B Solutions for OddNumbered Problems
741
General Instructions for Using SPSS
759
Statistics Organizer
762
References
774
Index
779
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Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York College. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition, and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its tenth edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its eighth edition.

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