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Behavioral Statistics in Action

ISBN-10: 0072937327
ISBN-13: 9780072937329
Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $126.25
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 7/22/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

An Introduction to Statistics
Features of the Book
Tips for Doing Well in Statistics: How to Succeed in Statistics by Really Trying
A Note About Notation and Rounding
Hypotheses
Variables
Scales of Measurement
Summary
Key Terms
Problems
References
Frequency Distributions
Ranked Distributions
Frequency Distributions
Grouped Frequency Distributions
Apparent Limits and Real Limits: What You See Versus What is Meant
Midpoint: The Center of the Class Interval
Visual Summary: Creating a Group Frequency Distribution
Cumulative Frequency
Relative Frequency and Cumulative Relative Frequency
Cumulative Percent
On the Internet: Creating a Grouped Frequency Distribution
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Graphs
Basics in Constructing a Graph
Frequency Histogram
Frequency Polygon
Relative Frequency Polygon
Cumulative Frequency Polygon
Cumulative Relative Frequency Polygon
Cumulative Percent Polygon
Stem and Leaf Diagrams
Changing the Shape of a Graph
Summary
Key Terms
Problems
Measures of Central Tendency
The Mean
The Median
The Mode
Mean, Median, or Mode: A Question of Skew
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Reference
Measures of Variability
The Range
Mean Deviation
The Variance: The Mean of the Squared Deviations
Standard Deviation: The Square Root of the Variance
Computational Formulas
Calculating Variability from Grouped Frequency Distributions
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Reference
Scaled Scores and Standard Scores: How to Change Apples into Oranges
Scales Scores
Adding or Subtracting a Constant: No change in Variability
Multiplying or Dividing by a Constant: A Concurrent Change in Mean and Standard Deviation
Standard Scores (z Scores)
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
The Normal Curve
Characteristics of the Normal Curve
Finding Proportions and Percentages
Finding Percentiles
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Correlation
The Nature of Correlation
Types of Correlation: How Are Variables Related?
Degree of Correlation: How Strongly Are Variables Related?
The Correlation Coefficient
The Covariance
Computing the Correlation Coefficient
Computational Formulas for the Covariance and Correlation Coefficient
The Significance of the Correlation Coefficient
Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient: What do the Numbers Mean?
Using Table R
The Coefficient of Determination
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
References
Regression
Making Predictions via Linear Regression
The Regression Line: Faster Predictions
The Standard Error of the EstimateSummary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Probability Theory and Sampling
Probability Theory
Sampling
The Standard Error of the Estimate
The Central Limit Theorem
The z Test
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Experimental Design
Developing a Hypothesis
Identifying Variables
Factors in Experimental Design
Important Aspects of Experimental Design
Statistical Significance
Power
Summary
Key Terms
Problems
References
t TESTS
z Tests (A Review)
t Tests
Single-Sample t Tests
t Tests between Two Independent Sample Means
t Tests for Correlated Samples
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
One-Way Analysis of Variance
Analysis of Variance: One Test is Better Than Many
Hypothesis Testing and Analysis of Variance
Conducting an Analysis of Variance
The F Test
Computational Formula for F
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Reference
Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Main Effects
Interaction
Computation of Sums of Squares for Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Computation of Degrees of Freedom for Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Computation of the Mean Squares for Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Computation of the F Ratios for Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Significance of the Main Effects
Significance of the Interaction
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
Reference
Chi-Square and Other Nonparametric Statistics
Chi-Square
The Mann-Whitney U Test
The Wilcoxen T Test
The Kruskal-Wallis Test
Summary
Key Terms
Formulas
Problems
References
Tables
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Problems
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