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Fundamental Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0534577814

ISBN-13: 9780534577810

Edition: 8th 2001

Authors: Robert B. McCall, Richard E. Sass

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List price: $107.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 394
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Descriptive Statistics
The Study of Statistics
Why Study Statistics?
Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Measurement
Summation Sign
Summary
Frequency Distributions and Graphing
Types of Frequency Distributions
Constructing Frequency Distributions with Class Intervals
Graphs of Frequency Distributions
How Distributions Differ
Summary
Characteristics of Distributions
Indicators of Central Tendency
Indicators of Variability
Populations and Samples
A Note on Calculators and Computers
Summary
Elements of Exploratory Data Analysis
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Resistant Indicators
Summary
Indicators of Relative Standing
Percentiles
Changing the Properties of Scales
Standard Scores and the Normal Distribution
Summary
Regression
Linear Relationships
Regression Constants and the Regression Line
Standard Error of Estimate
Summary
Correlation
The Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient
Properties of the Correlation Coefficient
Sampling Factors That Change the Correlation Coefficient
Causality and Correlation
Summary
Inferential Statistics
Sampling, Sampling Distributions, and Probability
Methods of Sampling
Sampling Distributions and Sampling Error
Probability and Its Application to Hypothesis Testing
Estimation
Summary
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing: Terminology and Theory
Statistical Terminology
Hypothesis Testing When [sigma subscript x] Is Estimated by s[subscript x]
Summary
Elementary Techniques of Hypothesis Testing
Inferences about the Difference between Means
Inferences about Correlation Coefficients
A Comparison of the Difference between Means and Correlation
Statistics in the Journals
Summary
Beyond Hypothesis Testing: Effect Size and Interval Estimation
Beyond Hypothesis Testing
Indices of Size
Interval Estimation
Summary
Special Topics
Introduction to Research Design
Scientific Questions
Operationalizing
Data Collection and Data Analysis
Conclusions and Interpretations
The Research Report
Ethical Considerations
Summary
Topics in Probability
Set Theory
Simple Classical Probability
Probability of Complex Events
Methods of Counting
Summary
Simple Analysis of Variance
Logic of the Analysis of Variance
Computational Procedures
Comparisons between Specific Means
Size of Relationship
Summary
Two-Factor Analysis of Variance
Two-Factor Classification
Logic of Two-Factor Analysis of Variance
Computational Procedures
Summary
Nonparametric Techniques
Parametric and Nonparametric Tests
Tests on Independent Samples
Tests on Correlated Samples
Rank-Order Correlation
Summary
Math Review
Tables
Symbols
Terms
Answers
Index