Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 8

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Overview

A proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8e gives you straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, built-in learning aids, and plenty of real-world examples to help you understand statistical concepts. The authors take time to fully explain statistical procedures so that you can go beyond memorizing formulas and begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. They also take care to show you how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help you comprehend published findings—ultimately leading you to become a savvy consumer of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Covers frequency distributions/central tendency/ probability/hypothesis tests w/2 independent samples/etc.

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Teaches methods of statistics and how to apply them appropriately. This fifth edition contains revised problems and learning checks, and is divided into sections on descriptive statistics, foundations of inferential statistics, inferential statistics for sample mean differences, and non-parametric statistics. Each section is preceded by a brief synopsis of goals and direction of material to be covered. Includes chapter summaries, problem solving tips, worked examples, and problems. The authors are affiliated with the State University of New York College at Brockport. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133956570
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 110,469
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has taught at Brockport since the early 1970s, specializing in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Sixth Edition; and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Sixth Edition.

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 1. Introduction to Statistics. 2. Frequency Distributions. 3. Measures of Central Tendency. 4. Measures of Variability. PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. 5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions. 6. Probability. 7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means. 8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing. PART III: USING t STATISTICS FOR INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES. 9. Introduction to the t Statistic. 10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples. 11. The t Test for Two Related Samples. PART IV: ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE: TESTS FOR DIFFERENCES AMONG TWO OR MORE POPULATION MEANS. 12. Introduction to Analysis of Variance. 13. Repeated-Measures and Two-Factor Analysis of Variance. PART V: CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS. 14. Correlation and Regression. 15. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2002

    what is the difference between this book and the former one?

    the edition of this one is 4th study, and that of the former one is 4th. so this one is studying material for the former one? thans

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