Conceptual Statistics for Beginners

ISBN-10: 0761833455
ISBN-13: 9780761833451
Edition: 3rd 2006
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List price: $42.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Introduction to Statistics
Objectives
Subjects
Measures of Central Tendency
Mean Score
Median
Mode
Appropriate use of Central Tendency
What is data?
Normal Distribution of Data
Skewed Distribution of Data
Variability
Range
Quartile Deviation
Variance and Standard Deviation
Normal Distribution
Standard Scores
Z Scores
Z Scores Table
T Scores
Stanines
Percentile and Percentile Rank
Grade Equivalence
Age Equivalence
Chapter Summary
Correlation, Reliability and Validity Correlation
Objectives
Correlation Coefficient
Scattergram
Interpretation of r
r[superscript 2]
Rho
Reliability
Methods for Estimating Reliability
Test-Retest
Equivalent Form
Internal Consistency
Aspects that Affect Reliability
Validity
Face Validity
Content Validity
Concurrent Validity
Predictive Validity
Construct Validity
Usefulness of Validity
Chapter Summary
The Meaning of Statistical Significance
Objectives
Hypothesis
Error
Error
One-Tailed and Two-Tailed Tests
Tests of Significance
t-tests
How to Use a t-Table
Chi Square (X [superscript 2])
How to Use a X[superscript 2] Table
F-Tests
How to Use an F-Table
Similarities and Differences between the F-test and the t-test
How to Use a Table to determine if r is Significant
Chapter Summary
Introduction to the Concept of Interaction
Objectives
Definition of Interaction
Example of Plotting Interaction Data
What Can be Interpreted When There is Significant Interaction
Ordinal and Disordinal Interaction
Plotting Interaction for Three Treatments Across Gender
Dotted and Solid Lines
Chapter Summary
Introduction to Factorial Design and Its Interpretation
Objectives
Purpose of Research Design
One-way Analysis of Variance Design
Example of a 2 x 2 Factorial Design
Calculating Degrees of Freedom
Example of a 2 x 3 Factorial Design
Example of a 2 x 2 x 2 Factorial Design
Important Considerations
Chapter Summary
Introduction to Research Design: Internal & External Validity
Objectives
Pre-Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Designs
Ex Post Facto Research
Chapter Summary
Further Discussions on Research Designs
Objectives
The One Shot Case Study
The Pre-test, Post-test Case Study
The Simulated Before-After Design
Two Groups - Non-Equivalence
Experimental Control, Pre- and Post- test Design
The Longitudinal Time Design
Experimental and Control Groups Randomized Subjects
Experimental and Control Groups Matched Subjects
Before and After, with Control Groups
The Solomon
Type VI Error: Inconsistency Between the Statistical Procedure and the Research Question
Suggested Approach for Conducting Research
In Retrospect
Chapter Summary
Two Method of Estimating a Study's Replicability
Statistically Significant Exact Replications of a Study
Replication in a Different System
Implications
References
Appendices
Table of Tests of Significance
Computation of Correlation Coefficient
Computation of Chi Square (X[superscript 2])
Computation of an Independent t-Test
Computation of a Dependent t-Test
Computation of a One-Way Analysis of Variance
Computation of a 3 x 3 Factorial Analysis
Example of an SAS Computer Setup for a Correlational Problem
Example of an SAS Computer Setup for an Independent t-Test
Example of an SAS Computer Setup for an ANOVA
Example of an SAS Computer Setup for a 3 x 3 Factorial Analysis
Example of an SAS Computer Setup for a Chi Square
Example of a SAS Computer Setup for a Descriptive Program on Frequencies
Example of an SPSSX Computer Setup for a Correlational Problem
Example of an SPSSX Computer Setup for a Chi Square
Example of and SPSSX Computer Setup for a Dependent t-Test
Example of an SPSSX Computer Setup for a Two-Way (3x3) Analysis of Variance
Example of Corrections of Multiple
SPSS Analysis of the One-Way ANOVA Example in Appendix F
SPSS Analysis of the Two-Way ANOVA Example in Appendix G
Glossary
Index
About the Authors

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