Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 9

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Overview

The best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, this text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems.

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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Meet the Author

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York College. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition, and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th 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. Central Tendency. 4. 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 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). 14. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures). Part V: CORRELATIONS AND NON-PARAMETRIC TESTS. 15. Correlation. 16. Introduction to Regression. 17. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence. 18. The Binomial Test. 19. Choosing the Right Statistics.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Confusion reigns in every chapter. The authors' inability to exp

    Confusion reigns in every chapter. The authors' inability to explain concepts in a clear way, and integrate them into the text, turns off students off statistics, as they go through the motions of finding the correct formula and "solving" problems without even being able to understand what all these numbers mean or represent. Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, write expensive and incoherent textbooks. Check out Witte&Witte text instead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Had not taken a math course four years prior to taking a statist

    Had not taken a math course four years prior to taking a statistics online course at my university and did so good!  The book breaks down facts and instructions for each topic.  Self-studied with the book and practiced the problems towards the end of the chapters. 

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