Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences, 10th Edition

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640 pages

Book Description

Based on over 30 years of successful teaching experience in this course, Robert Pagano's introductory text takes an intuitive, concepts-based approach to descriptive and inferential statistics. He uses the sign test to introduce inferential statistics, empirically derived sampling distributions, many visual aids, and lots of interesting examples to promote reader understanding. One of the hallmarks of this text is the positive feedback from users--even those not mathematically inclined praise the text for its clarity, detailed presentation, and use of humor to help make concepts accessible and memorable. Thorough explanations precede the introduction of every formula, and the exercises that immediately follow include a step-by-step model that lets readers compare their work against fully solved examples. This combination makes the text perfect for anyone building their foundation of knowledge for analyzing statistics in psychology or other social and behavioral sciences.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview
Ch 1: Statistics and Method

Part 2: Descriptive Statistics
Ch 2: Basic and Measurement Concepts
Ch 3: Frequency Distributions
Ch 4: Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
Ch 5: The Normal Curve and Standard Scores
Ch 6: Correlation
Ch 7: Linear Regression

Part 3: Inferential statistics
Ch 8: Random Sampling and Probability
Ch 9: Binomial
Ch 10: Introduction to Hypothesis Using the Sign Test
Ch 11: Power
Ch 12: Sampling Distributions, Sampling Distribution of the Mean, the Normal Deviate (z) Test
Ch 13: Student's t Test for Single Samples
Ch 14: Student's t Test for Correlated and Independent Groups
Ch 15: Introduction to the of Variance
Ch 16: Introduction to Two-Way Analysis of Variance
Ch 17: Chi-Square and Other Nonparametric Tests
Ch 18: Review of Inferential Statistics

Appendix A: Review of Prerequisite
Appendix B: Equations
Appendix C: Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions and Problems and SPSS Problems
Appendix D: Tables
Appendix E: Introduction to SPSS

Book Details

  • Title: Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences, 10th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 640 pages
  • Edition: 10th
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-01-01
  • ISBN-10: 1111837260
  • ISBN-13: 9781111837266
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