Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
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 More...
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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).
Monsignor Michael A. Becker is pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and serves as sacramental minister at the Altoona Campus of Penn State University. He currently teaches homiletics at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe.
|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|
|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|