Statistical Reasoning in Psychology and Education / Edition 2

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A textbook primarily for students of psychology, educations, and related fields whose only mathematical background is common arithmetic, an elementary understanding of simple equations, and the ability to plug numbers into an equation and boil them down to a single numerical answer. Emphasizes the development of concepts, but also explains procedures step-by-step with examples from the behavioral sciences. Considerably revised from the 1993 edition to lower the math requirements a half-step and focus more on fundamentals. It is also shorter, though still contains more material than most instructors would try to fit into a single semester. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471040460
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1978
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 161

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Preliminary Concepts 13
Ch. 3 Frequency Distributions, Percentiles, and Percentile Ranks 25
Ch. 4 Graphic Representation of Frequency Distributions 45
Ch. 5 Central Tendency 65
Ch. 6 Variability and Standard (z) Scores 81
Ch. 7 Standard Scores and the Normal Curve 105
Ch. 8 Correlation 123
Ch. 9 Prediction 153
Ch. 10 Interpretive Aspects of Correlation and Regression 173
Ch. 11 Probability 195
Ch. 12 Random Sampling and Sampling Distributions 211
Ch. 13 Introduction to Statistical Inference: Testing Hypotheses about Single Means (z and t) 231
Ch. 14 Interpreting the Results of Hypothesis Testing: Effect Size, Type I and Type II Errors, and Power 263
Ch. 15 Testing Hypotheses about the Difference between Two Independent Groups 287
Ch. 16 Testing for a Difference between Two Dependent (Correlated) Groups 315
Ch. 17 Inference about Correlation Coefficients 331
Ch. 18 An Alternative to Hypothesis Testing: Confidence Intervals 341
Ch. 19 Chi-Square and Inference about Frequencies 365
Ch. 20 Testing for Differences among Three or More Groups: One-Way Analysis of Variance (and Some Alternatives) 387
Ch. 21 Factorial Analysis of Variance: The Two-Factor Design for Independent Groups 423
Ch. 22 Some (Almost) Assumption-Free Tests 443
Epilogue: The Realm of Statistics 467
App. A: Review of Basic Mathematics 471
App. B: Summation Rules 485
App. C: List of Symbols 487
App. D: Answers to Problems 491
App. E: Statistical Tables 509
References 537
Index 545
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