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by Fred Pyrczak

Cover type: PaperbackEdition: 4TH 06

Copyright: 2006

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2006

International: No

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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.

**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

**Part C Descriptive Statistics**

12. Correlation

13. Pearson

14. Coefficient of Determination

15. Scattergram

16. Multiple Correlation

**Part D Inferential Statistics**

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

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.

Table of Contents

**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

**Part C Descriptive Statistics**

12. Correlation

13. Pearson

14. Coefficient of Determination

15. Scattergram

16. Multiple Correlation

**Part D Inferential Statistics**

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

Publisher Info

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2006

International: No

Published: 2006

International: No

**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

**Part C Descriptive Statistics**

12. Correlation

13. Pearson

14. Coefficient of Determination

15. Scattergram

16. Multiple Correlation

**Part D Inferential Statistics**

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