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Introduction to Statistical Concepts - 3rd edition

Introduction to Statistical Concepts (ISBN10: 041588005X; ISBN13: 9780415880053)
ISBN13: 978-0415880053
ISBN10: 041588005X

Summary: This comprehensive, flexible text is used in both one- and two-semester courses to review introductory through intermediate statistics. Instructors select the topics that are most appropriate for their course. Its conceptual approach helps students more easily understand the concepts and interpret SPSS and research results. Key concepts are simply stated and occasionally reintroduced and related to one another for reinforcement. Numerous examples demonstrate their relevance. This edi
tion features more explanation to increase understanding of the concepts. Only crucial equations are included.

In addition to updating throughout, the new edition features:
  • New co-author, Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, the 2007 recipient of the University of Central Florida's College of Education Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
  • A new chapter on logistic regression models for today's more complex methodologies.
  • More on computing confidence intervals and conducting power analyses using G*Power.
  • Many more SPSS screenshots to assist with understanding how to navigate SPSS and annotated SPSS output to assist in the interpretation of results.
  • Extended sections on how to write-up statistical results in APA format.
  • New learning tools including chapter-opening vignettes, outlines, and a list of key concepts, many more examples, tables, and figures, boxes, and chapter summaries.
  • More tables of assumptions and the effects of their violation including how to test them in SPSS.
  • 33% new conceptual, computational, and all new interpretative problems.
  • A website that features Power Points, answers to the even-numbered problems, and test items for instructors, and for students the chapter outlines, key concepts, and datasets that can be used in SPSS and other packages, and more.
Each chapter begins with an outline, a list of key concepts, and a vignette related to those concepts. Realistic exa
...show more
Summary: This comprehensive, flexible text is used in both one- and two-semester courses to review introductory through intermediate statistics. Instructors select the topics that are most appropriate for their course. Its conceptual approach helps students more easily understand the concepts and interpret SPSS and research results. Key concepts are simply stated and occasionally reintroduced and related to one another for reinforcement. Numerous examples demonstrate their relevance. This edition features more explanation to increase understanding of the concepts. Only crucial equations are included.

In addition to updating throughout, the new edition features:
  • New co-author, Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, the 2007 recipient of the University of Central Florida's College of Education Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award.
  • A new chapter on logistic regression models for today's more complex methodologies.
  • More on computing confidence intervals and conducting power analyses using G*Power.
  • Many more SPSS screenshots to assist with understanding how to navigate SPSS and annotated SPSS output to assist in the interpretation of results.
  • Extended sections on how to write-up statistical results in APA format.
  • New learning tools including chapter-opening vignettes, outlines, and a list of key concepts, many more examples, tables, and figures, boxes, and chapter summaries.
  • More tables of assumptions and the effects of their violation including how to test them in SPSS.
  • 33% new conceptual, computational, and all new interpretative problems.
  • A website that features Power Points, answers to the even-numbered problems, and test items for instructors, and for students the chapter outlines, key concepts, and datasets that can be used in SPSS and other packages, and more.
Each chapter begins with an outline, a list of key concepts, and a vignette related to those concepts. Realistic exa ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 12
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Psychology Press
Year Published: 2012
International: No

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