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by Frederick J Gravetter and Larry B. Wallnau

Edition: 8TH 09Copyright: 2009

Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009

International: No

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The best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES continues to offer students straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedure was developed and when it should be used. The authors offer students numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, demonstrations, and problems. Instructors value the unparalleled ancillary package that accompanies this book, now including JoinInTM on TurningPoint content for Personal Response System "clickers."

Frederick J Gravetter

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has taught at Brockport since the early 1970s, specializing in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Sixth Edition; and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Sixth Edition.

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.

1. Introduction to Statistics.

2. Frequency Distributions.

3. Central Tendency.

4. Variability.

PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS.

5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions.

6. Probability.

7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means.

PART III. INFERENCES ABOUT MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES.

8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing.

9. Introduction to the t Statistic.

10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples.

11. The t Test for Two Related Samples.

12. Estimation.

13. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.

14. Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

15. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures).

PART IV. CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS.

16. Correlation.

17. Introduction to Regression.

18. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

19. The Binomial Test.

20. Statistical Techniques for Ordinal Data: Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, Kruskal Wallis, and Friedman Tests.

Appendix A. Basic Mathematics Review.

Appendix B. Statistical Tables.

Appendix C. Solutions for Odd-Numbered Problems.

Appendix D. General Instructions for Using SPSS.

Statistics Organizer. References.

Index.

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The best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES continues to offer students straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedure was developed and when it should be used. The authors offer students numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, demonstrations, and problems. Instructors value the unparalleled ancillary package that accompanies this book, now including JoinInTM on TurningPoint content for Personal Response System "clickers."

Author Bio

Frederick J Gravetter

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has taught at Brockport since the early 1970s, specializing in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Sixth Edition; and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Sixth Edition.

Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.

1. Introduction to Statistics.

2. Frequency Distributions.

3. Central Tendency.

4. Variability.

PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS.

5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions.

6. Probability.

7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means.

PART III. INFERENCES ABOUT MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES.

8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing.

9. Introduction to the t Statistic.

10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples.

11. The t Test for Two Related Samples.

12. Estimation.

13. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.

14. Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

15. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures).

PART IV. CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS.

16. Correlation.

17. Introduction to Regression.

18. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

19. The Binomial Test.

20. Statistical Techniques for Ordinal Data: Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, Kruskal Wallis, and Friedman Tests.

Appendix A. Basic Mathematics Review.

Appendix B. Statistical Tables.

Appendix C. Solutions for Odd-Numbered Problems.

Appendix D. General Instructions for Using SPSS.

Statistics Organizer. References.

Index.

Publisher Info

Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009

International: No

Published: 2009

International: No

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. He has taught at Brockport since the early 1970s, specializing in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. He received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition; ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Sixth Edition; and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Third Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. The recipient of grants and awards in both research and teaching, Dr. Wallnau has published numerous research articles primarily on the effect of psychotropic drugs. With Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Ninth Edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its Sixth Edition.

1. Introduction to Statistics.

2. Frequency Distributions.

3. Central Tendency.

4. Variability.

PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS.

5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions.

6. Probability.

7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means.

PART III. INFERENCES ABOUT MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES.

8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing.

9. Introduction to the t Statistic.

10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples.

11. The t Test for Two Related Samples.

12. Estimation.

13. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.

14. Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

15. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures).

PART IV. CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS.

16. Correlation.

17. Introduction to Regression.

18. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

19. The Binomial Test.

20. Statistical Techniques for Ordinal Data: Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, Kruskal Wallis, and Friedman Tests.

Appendix A. Basic Mathematics Review.

Appendix B. Statistical Tables.

Appendix C. Solutions for Odd-Numbered Problems.

Appendix D. General Instructions for Using SPSS.

Statistics Organizer. References.

Index.