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Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 0131505084

ISBN-13: 9780131505087

Edition: 3rd 2005

Authors: Arthur Aron, Elaine N. Aron, Elliot J. Coups

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This unique book capitalizes on a successful approach of using definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization. This conceptual approach constantly reminds readers of the logic behind what they are learning. Procedures are taught verbally, numerically, and visually, which appeals to a variety of users with different learning styles.Focusing on understanding, the book emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, and explains everything in clear, simple language—with a large number of practice problems.For those trying to master statistics, as well as reading and understanding research articles.
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Book details

List price: $105.40
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892

Displaying the Order in a Group of Numbers
The Two Branches of Statistical Methods
Some Basic Concepts
Kinds of Variables
Frequency Tables
Histograms
Frequency Graphs
Shapes of Frequency Distributions
Frequency Tables, Histograms, and Frequency Polygons in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
The Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Z Scores
The Mean
The Variance and the Standard Deviation
Z Scores
Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Z Scores in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
Correlation and Prediction
Graphing Correlations: The Scatter Diagram
Patterns of Correlation
The Degree of Linear Correlation: The Correlation Coefficient
Issues in Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient
Prediction
Multiple Regression and Multiple Correlation
The Correlation Coefficient and the Proportion of Variance Accounted for
Correlation and Prediction in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Exampled Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
Chapter Appendix: Hypothesis Tests and Power for the Correlation Coefficient
Some Key Ingredients for Inferential Statistics: The Normal Curve, Probability, and Population Versus Sample
The Normal Distribution
Probability
Sample and Population
Normal Curves, Probabilities, Samples, and Populations in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
A Hypothesis-Testing Example
The Core Logic of Hypothesis Testing
The Hypothesis-Testing Process
One-Tailed and Two-Tailed Hypothesis Tests
Hypothesis Tests in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problem
Practice Problems
Hypothesis Testing and the Means of Samples
The Distribution of Means
Hypothesis Testing with a Distribution of Means
Estimation and Confidence Intervals
Hypothesis Tests about Means of Samples and Confidence Intervals in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
Making Sense of Statistical Significance: Decision Errors, Effect Size, and Statistical Power
Decision Errors
Effect Size
Statistical Power
What Determines the Power of a Study?
The Role of Power When Planning a Study
The Role of Power When Interpreting the Results of a Study
Decision Errors, Effect Size, and Power in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problem
Practice Problems
Introduction to thetTest
ThetTest for a Single Sample
ThetTest for Dependent Means
Assumptions of thetTest
Effect Size and Power for thetTest for Dependent Means
Tests in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
ThetTest for Independent means
The Distribution of Differences Between Means
Hypothesis Testing with atTest for Independent Means
Assumptions of thetTest for Independent Means
Effect Size and Power for thetTest for Independent Means
ThetTest for Independent Means in Research Articles
Summary
Key Terms
Example Worked-Out Problems
Practice Problems
Introduction to the Analysis of Variance
Basic Logic of the Analysis of Variance
Carrying Out an Analys