ISBN-10:
1439834563
ISBN-13:
9781439834565
Pub. Date:
08/04/2011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction / Edition 1

Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Practical Introduction / Edition 1

by Rand Wilcox

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ISBN-13: 9781439834565
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/04/2011
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 862
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Samples versus Populations
Software
R Basics

NUMERICAL AND GRAPHICAL SUMMARIES OF DATA
Basic Summation Notation
Measures of Location
Measures of Variation or Scale
Detecting Outliers
Histograms
Kernel Density Estimators
Stem-and-Leaf Displays
Skewness
Choosing a Measure of Location
Covariance and Pearson’s Correlation
Exercises

PROBABILITY AND RELATED CONCEPTS
Basic Probability
Expected Values
Conditional Probability and Independence
Population Variance
The Binomial Probability Function
Continuous Variables and the Normal Curve
Understanding the Effects of Non-normality
Pearson’s Correlation and the Population Covariance
Some Rules About Expected Values
Chi-Squared Distributions
Exercises

SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS AND CONFIDENCE INTERVALS
Random Sampling
Sampling Distributions
A Confidence Interval for the Population Mean
Judging Location Estimators Based on Their Sampling Distribution
An Approach to Non-normality: The Central Limit Theorem
Student’s t and Non-normality
Confidence Intervals for the Trimmed Mean
Transforming Data
Confidence Interval for the Population Median
A Remark About MOM and M-Estimators
Confidence Intervals for the Probability of Success
Exercises

HYPOTHESIS TESTING
The Basics of Hypothesis Testing
Power and Type II Errors
Testing Hypotheses about the Mean When σ Is Not Known
Controlling Power and Determining n
Practical Problems with Student’s T Test
Hypothesis Testing Based on a Trimmed Mean
Testing Hypotheses About the Population Median
Making Decisions About Which Measure of Location To Use
Exercises

REGRESSION AND CORRELATION
The Least Squares Principle
Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing
Standardized Regression
Practical Concerns About Least Squares Regression and How They Might Be Addressed
Pearson’s Correlation and the Coefficient of Determination
Testing H0: ρ = 0
A Regression Method for Estimating the Median of Y and Other Quantiles
Detecting Heteroscedasticity
Concluding Remarks
Exercises

BOOTSTRAP METHODS
Bootstrap-t Method
The Percentile Bootstrap Method
Inferences About Robust Measures of Location
Estimating PowerWhen Testing Hypotheses About a Trimmed Mean
A Bootstrap Estimate of Standard Errors
Inferences about Pearson’s Correlation: Dealing with Heteroscedasticity
Bootstrap Methods for Least Squares Regression
Detecting Associations Even When There Is Curvature
Quantile Regression
Regression: Which Predictors are Best?
Comparing Correlations
Empirical Likelihood
Exercises

COMPARING TWO INDEPENDENT GROUPS
Student’s T Test
Relative Merits of Student’s T Test
Welch’s Heteroscedastic Method for Means
Methods for Comparing Medians and Trimmed Means
Percentile Bootstrap Methods for Comparing Measures of Location
Bootstrap-t Methods for Comparing Measures of Location
Permutation Tests
Rank-Based and Nonparametric Methods
Graphical Methods for Comparing Groups
Comparing Measures of Scale
Methods for Comparing Measures of Variation
Measuring Effect Size
Comparing Correlations and Regression Slopes
Comparing Two Binomials
Making Decisions About Which Method To Use
Exercises

COMPARING TWO DEPENDENT GROUPS
The Paired T Test
Comparing Robust Measures of Location
Handling Missing Values
A Different Perspective When Using Robust Measures of Location
R Functions loc2dif and l2drmci
The Sign Test
Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
Comparing Variances
Comparing Robust Measures of Scale
Comparing All Quantiles
Plots for Dependent Groups
Exercises

ONE-WAY ANOVA
Analysis of Variance for Independent Groups
Dealing with Unequal Variances
Judging Sample Sizes and Controlling Power When Data Are Available
Trimmed Means
Bootstrap Methods
Random Effects Model
Rank-Based Methods
R Function kruskal.test
Exercises

TWO-WAY AND THREE-WAY DESIGNS
Basics of a Two-Way ANOVA Design
Testing Hypotheses About Main Effects and Interactions
Heteroscedastic Methods for Trimmed Means, Including Means
Bootstrap Methods
Testing Hypotheses Based on Medians
A Rank-Based Method For a Two-Way Design
Three-Way ANOVA
Exercises

COMPARING MORE THAN TWO DEPENDENT GROUPS
Comparing Means in a One-Way Design
Comparing Trimmed Means When Dealing with a One-Way Design
Percentile Bootstrap Methods for a One-Way Design
Rank-Based Methods for a One-Way Design
Comments on Which Method to Use
Between-by-Within Designs
Within-by-Within Design
Three-Way Designs
Exercises

MULTIPLE COMPARISONS
One-Way ANOVA, Independent Groups

SOME MULTIVARIATE METHODS
Location, Scatter, and Detecting Outliers
One-Sample Hypothesis Testing
Two-Sample Case
MANOVA
A Multivariate Extension of the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Test
Rank-Based Multivariate Methods
Multivariate Regression
Principal Components
Exercises

ROBUST REGRESSION AND MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION
Robust Regression Estimators
Comments on Choosing a Regression Estimator
Testing Hypotheses When Using Robust Regression Estimators
Dealing with Curvature: Smoothers
Some Robust Correlations and Tests of Independence
Measuring the Strength of an Association Based on a Robust Fit
Comparing the Slopes of Two Independent Groups
Tests for Linearity
Identifying the Best Predictors
Detecting Interactions and Moderator Analysis
ANCOVA
Exercises

BASICMETHODS FOR ANALYZING CATEGORICAL DATA
Goodness of Fit
A Test of Independence
Detecting Differences in the Marginal Probabilities6
Measures of Association
Logistic Regression
Exercises

ANSWERS TO SELECTED EXERCISES
TABLES
BASIC MATRIX ALGEBRA
REFERENCES
Index

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Relative advantages/disadvantages of various techniques are presented so that the reader can be helped to understand the choices they make on using the techniques. … A considerable number of illustrations are included and the book focuses on using R for its computer software application. … A useful text for … postgraduate students in the social science disciplines.
—Susan Starkings, International Statistical Review, 2012

This is an interesting and valuable book … By gathering a mass of results on that topic into a single volume with references, alternative procedures, and supporting software, the author has provided a valuable service to those interested in these issues, which should probably include anyone teaching the techniques covered in this book. … Recommended to those with a solid background in traditional statistical inference who want a highly competent and comprehensive statement of the cases against traditional statistical inference techniques.
—Robert W. Hayden, MAA Reviews, March 2012

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