Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences [NOOK Book]

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This text introduces and explains statistical concepts and principles clearly, assuming minimal mathematical sophistication but avoiding a "cookbook" approach. The text also presents a broader outlook on hypothesis testing by including such often-neglected concepts as statistical power, indices of the strength of the relationship between variables, and other techniques.
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Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

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Overview

This text introduces and explains statistical concepts and principles clearly, assuming minimal mathematical sophistication but avoiding a "cookbook" approach. The text also presents a broader outlook on hypothesis testing by including such often-neglected concepts as statistical power, indices of the strength of the relationship between variables, and other techniques.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118149737
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,153,322
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

JOAN WELKOWITZ, PhD, (deceased) was professor of psychology at New York University. She directed the graduate clinical program for ten years. She taught courses in methodology and statistics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels for more than twenty-five years and?was the primary author of Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.

BARRY H. COHEN, PhD, is the Director of the master's program in psychology at New York University, where he has been teaching statistics for more than twenty years. He is the coauthor of two other successful statistics books from Wiley—Explaining Psychological Statistics, Third Edition, and Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

R. BROOKE LEA, PhD, is professor and chair of the Psychology Department at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.?His research publications concern the comprehension processes that occur during reading of text and poetry.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Frequency distributions and graphs 23
Ch. 3 Transformed scores I : percentiles 42
Ch. 4 Measures of central tendency 56
Ch. 5 Measures of variability 69
Ch. 6 Additional techniques for describing batches of data 85
Ch. 7 Transformed scores II : z and T scores 94
Ch. 8 The normal distribution 108
Ch. 9 Introduction to statistical inference 125
Ch. 10 The one-sample t test and interval estimation 150
Ch. 11 Testing hypotheses about the difference between the means of two populations 167
Ch. 12 Linear correlation and prediction 197
Ch. 13 The connection between correlation and the t test 241
Ch. 14 Introduction to power analysis 255
Ch. 15 One-way analysis of variance 289
Ch. 16 Multiple comparisons 314
Ch. 17 Introduction to factorial design : two-way analysis of variance 332
Ch. 18 Repeated-measures ANOVA 359
Ch. 19 Introduction to probability and nonparametric methods 389
Ch. 20 Chi square tests 409
Ch. 21 Tests for ordinal data 432
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