Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gary Heiman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133956521

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

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Packed with real-world illustrations and the latest data available, BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 7e demystifies and fully explains statistics in a lively, reader-friendly format. The author's clear, patiently crafted explanations with an occasional touch of humor, teach readers not only how to compute an answer but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. Offering a conceptual-intuitive approach, this popular book presents statistics within an understandable research context, deals directly and positively with potential weaknesses in mathematics, and introduces new terms and concepts in an integrated way. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856422

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 1178

This field-leading introduction to statistics text for students in the behavioral and social sciences continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition are to teach the methods of statistics and 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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic statistics for the social and behavioral sciences

Author: George Diekhoff

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 8334

Focused on principles and techniques, this book provides a conceptual, intuitive approach to applied statistics that replaces proofs and derivations with examples and illustrations. The focus throughout is on the usefulness of statistics and content is organized according to statistical applications, not statistical assumptions. Emphasizes informed applications of statistics — but provides a balance of applications and theory. Explores the statistical procedures that are most useful in the social and behavioral sciences — with a focus on essential concepts and techniques needed in order to begin to evaluate data and read research literature in the behavior sciences. Groups statistics by purpose, not assumption. Demonstrates appropriate applications as well as computational mechanics and interpretation. Shows that statistics is not the study of numbers, but the study of people, cities, and the concerns of the everyday world.
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Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Robert M. Thorndike,Dale L. Dinnel

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780138610555

Category: Social Science

Page: 550

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Meant for a first course in Statistics offered to students in Education, Psychology, and other Behavioral Sciences. Written by one of the most recognizable names in the discipline, Basic Statistic for the Behavioral Sciences discusses statistics in the context of educational and psychological research, making a typically abstract subject more meaningful to readers. The text helps readers develop a conceptual understanding of statistics, above and beyond computation, by providing numerous real-life examples and ample opportunities for students to check, review, and apply their learning..
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Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gary W. Heiman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395962510

Category: Statistics

Page: 541

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Firmly rooting statistics in a research context, "Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences introduces each procedure in a conceptual, intuitive manner by questioning its practical importance and using examples to illustrate its role in the research process. The result is an engaging approach that fully explains statistics, without skipping relevant topics or simply presenting formulas.Advanced ANOVA techniques have been added to Chapter 14 and their calculations are included in Appendix A. Now two-way within-subjects ANOVA and two-way mixed-design ANOVA are covered.End-of-chapter practice problems have been expanded. A series of 15-25 questions now follow each chapter, with the answers to odd questions given in the appendix and even questions in the IRM."Getting Started chapter-opening learning goals provide the following features to help students understand each chapter better: "Recall the Following and "Your Goals in the Chapter Are to Learn.
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Using Basic Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Author: Annabel Ness Evans

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483323617

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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Using Basic Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Fifth Edition, by Annabel Ness Evans, presents introductory statistics in a practical, conceptual, and humorous way, reducing the anxiety that many students experience in introductory courses. Avoiding complex notation and derivation, the book focuses on helping readers develop an understanding of the underlying logic of statistics. Practical Focus on Research boxes engage students with realistic applications of statistics, and end-of-chapter exercises ensure student comprehension. This exciting new edition includes a greater number of realistic and engaging global examples within the social and behavioral sciences, making it ideal for use within many departments or in interdisciplinary settings.
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Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: David C. Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652975

Category: Psychology

Page: 649

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FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES focuses on providing the context of statistics in behavioral research, while emphasizing the importance of looking at data before jumping into a test. This practical approach provides students with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics, so they understand why and how certain methods are used -- rather than simply carry out techniques by rote. Students move beyond number crunching to discover the meaning of statistical results and appreciate how the statistical test to be employed relates to the research questions posed by an experiment. Written in an informal style, the text provides an abundance of real data and research studies that provide a real-life perspective and help students learn and understand concepts. In alignment with current trends in statistics in the behavioral sciences, the text emphasizes effect sizes and meta-analysis, and integrates frequent demonstrations of computer analyses through SPSS and R. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Kenneth D. Hopkins,B. R. Hopkins,Gene V. Glass

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205160860

Category: Mathematics

Page: 406

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This work stresses the understanding, applications and interpretation of concepts rather than derivation and proof or hand-computation. Selection of topics in the book was guided by three considerations: what are the most useful statistical methods?; which statistical methods are the most widely used in journals in the behavioural and social sciences?; and which statistical methods are fundamental to further study?
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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415574

Category: Education

Page: 648

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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

A Practical Introduction, Second Edition

Author: Rand Wilcox

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149879680X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 706

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Requiring no prior training, Modern Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a two-semester, graduate-level introduction to basic statistical techniques that takes into account recent advances and insights that are typically ignored in an introductory course. Hundreds of journal articles make it clear that basic techniques, routinely taught and used, can perform poorly when dealing with skewed distributions, outliers, heteroscedasticity (unequal variances) and curvature. Methods for dealing with these concerns have been derived and can provide a deeper, more accurate and more nuanced understanding of data. A conceptual basis is provided for understanding when and why standard methods can have poor power and yield misleading measures of effect size. Modern techniques for dealing with known concerns are described and illustrated. Features: Presents an in-depth description of both classic and modern methods Explains and illustrates why recent advances can provide more power and a deeper understanding of data Provides numerous illustrations using the software R Includes an R package with over 1300 functions Includes a solution manual giving detailed answers to all of the exercises This second edition describes many recent advances relevant to basic techniques. For example, a vast array of new and improved methods is now available for dealing with regression, including substantially improved ANCOVA techniques. The coverage of multiple comparison procedures has been expanded and new ANOVA techniques are described. Rand Wilcox is a professor of psychology at the University of Southern California. He is the author of 13 other statistics books and the creator of the R package WRS. He currently serves as an associate editor for five statistics journals. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.
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Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Barry H. Cohen,R. Brooke Lea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471480762

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

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Master the essential statistical skills used in social andbehavioral sciences Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciencesdistills the overwhelming amount of material covered inintroductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resourcefor students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basicto advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readablestyle. Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciencesguides you to a better understanding of basic concepts ofstatistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented forselecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, thisuseful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statisticaldata, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics fromtables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of workedexamples. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this bookoffers a thorough review of the most relevant statistical conceptsand techniques that will arm you with the tools you'll need forknowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself"questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of theinformation covered.
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Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences

An Introduction

Author: Riccardo Russo

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135425558

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Do you find statistics overwhelming and confusing? Have you ever wished for someone to explain the basics in a clear and easy-to-follow style? This accessible textbook gives a step-by-step introduction to all the topics covered in introductory statistics courses for the behavioural sciences, with plenty of examples discussed in depth, based on real psychology experiments utilising the statistical techniques described. Advanced sections are also provided, for those who want to learn a particular topic in more depth. Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences: An Introduction begins with an introduction to the basic concepts, before providing a detailed explanation of basic statistical tests and concepts such as descriptive statistics, probability, the binomial distribution, continuous random variables, the normal distribution, the Chi-Square distribution, the analysis of categorical data, t-tests, correlation and regression. This timely and highly readable text will be invaluable to undergraduate students of psychology, and students of research methods courses in related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in the basic concepts and tests associated with statistics in the behavioural sciences.
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Integrative Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Renee R. Ha,James C. Ha

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237298

Category: Mathematics

Page: 432

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Designed to engage students and lower their "fear factor", Integrative Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences is a concise, user-friendly text that prepares students to use statistics in the real world. Providing depth and breadth of statistical tests, the text focuses on choosing the appropriate statistical analysis, and shows how to interpret the output and present the results. Basic descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and basic inferential statistics are covered along with more advanced topics such as correlation, regression, non-parametric statistics, multivariate statistics, and general linear modeling. The authors emphasize choosing the appropriate statistical test through conceptual material, assumptions, homework exercises, and a helpful "choose-the-appropriate-test" flowchart. They focus on the interpretation of results from both Excel and SPSS outputs, and also demonstrate how to do important calculations by hand to help students grasp the underlying concepts. The book includes end-of-chapter exercises that help students fully grasp the content of each chapter.
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Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Houghton Mifflin Company,Dennis E. Hinkle,William Wiersma,Stephen G. Jurs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395890578

Category:

Page: 749

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This introductory text provides students with a conceptual understanding of basic statistical procedures, as well as the computational skills needed to complete them. The clear presentation, accessible language, and step-by-step instruction make it easy for students from a variety of social science disciplines to grasp the material. The scenarios presented in chapter exercises span the curriculum, from political science to marketing, so that students make a connection between their own area of interest and the study of statistics.Unique coverage focuses on concepts critical to understanding current statistical research such as power and sample size, multiple comparison tests, multiple regression, and analysis of covariance. Additional SPSS coverage throughout the text includes computer printouts and expanded discussion of their contents in interpreting the results of sample exercises.
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Statistical Power Analysis for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Basic and Advanced Techniques

Author: Xiaofeng Steven Liu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136464190

Category: Psychology

Page: 386

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This is the first book to demonstrate the application of power analysis to the newer more advanced statistical techniques that are increasingly used in the social and behavioral sciences. Both basic and advanced designs are covered. Readers are shown how to apply power analysis to techniques such as hierarchical linear modeling, meta-analysis, and structural equation modeling. Each chapter opens with a review of the statistical procedure and then proceeds to derive the power functions. This is followed by examples that demonstrate how to produce power tables and charts. The book clearly shows how to calculate power by providing open code for every design and procedure in R, SAS, and SPSS. Readers can verify the power computation using the computer programs on the book's website. There is a growing requirement to include power analysis to justify sample sizes in grant proposals. Most chapters are self-standing and can be read in any order without much disruption.This book will help readers do just that. Sample computer code in R, SPSS, and SAS at www.routledge.com/9781848729810 are written to tabulate power values and produce power curves that can be included in a grant proposal. Organized according to various techniques, chapters 1 – 3 introduce the basics of statistical power and sample size issues including the historical origin, hypothesis testing, and the use of statistical power in t tests and confidence intervals. Chapters 4 - 6 cover common statistical procedures -- analysis of variance, linear regression (both simple regression and multiple regression), correlation, analysis of covariance, and multivariate analysis. Chapters 7 - 11 review the new statistical procedures -- multi-level models, meta-analysis, structural equation models, and longitudinal studies. The appendixes contain a tutorial about R and show the statistical theory of power analysis. Intended as a supplement for graduate courses on quantitative methods, multivariate statistics, hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) and/or multilevel modeling and SEM taught in psychology, education, human development, nursing, and social and life sciences, this is the first text on statistical power for advanced procedures. Researchers and practitioners in these fields also appreciate the book‘s unique coverage of the use of statistical power analysis to determine sample size in planning a study. A prerequisite of basic through multivariate statistics is assumed.
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