Summary: By providing an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics without formulas and computations, this text helps students who are struggling with statistical concepts. With its clear and to-the-point narrative and easy-to-digest layout, this short text is perfect for all courses where statistics are discussed. New to the Fourth Edition: greater coverage of correlational statistics with the addition of two new sections: Section 15 (Scattergram) and Section 16 (Mu
ltiple Correlation). Also new: a new section (Section 18) that explains the relationship between sample size and statistical significance.
Summary: By providing an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics without formulas and computations, this text helps students who are struggling with statistical concepts. With its clear and to-the-point narrative and easy-to-digest layout, this short text is perfect for all courses where statistics are discussed. New to the Fourth Edition: greater coverage of correlational statistics with the addition of two new sections: Section 15 (Scattergram) and Section 16 (Multiple Correlation). Also new: a new section (Section 18) that explains the relationship between sample size and statistical significance. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Pyrczak Publishing Year Published: 2006 International: No
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Part A The Research Context
1. The Empirical Approach to Knowledge 2. Types of Empirical Research 3. Introduction to Sampling 4. Scales of Measurement 5. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Part B Descriptive Statistics
6. Frequencies, Percentages, and Proportions 7. Shapes of Distributions 8. The Mean: An Average 9. Mean, Median, and Mode 10. Range and Interquartile Range 11. Standard Deviation
17. Variations on Random Sampling 18. Sample Size 19. Standard Error of the Mean 20. Introduction to the Null Hypothesis 21. Decisions About the Null Hypothesis 22. Introduction to the t Test 23. Reports of the Results of t Tests 24. One-Way ANOVA 25. Two-Way ANOVA 26. Chi-Square 27. Limitations of Significance Testing
Appendix A. Computation of the Standard Deviation Appendix B. Notes on Interpreting Pearson r and Linear Regression Appendix C. Table of Random Numbers Appendix D. More About the Null Hypothesis Appendix E. Effect Size for the Difference Between Two Means Comprehensive Review Questions
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