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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 8th Edition

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.

Review

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 1. Introduction to Statistics. 2. Frequency Distributions. 3. Measures of Central Tendency. 4. Measures of 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. 8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing. PART III: USING t STATISTICS FOR INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES. 9. Introduction to the t Statistic. 10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples. 11. The t Test for Two Related Samples. PART IV: ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE: TESTS FOR DIFFERENCES AMONG TWO OR MORE POPULATION MEANS. 12. Introduction to Analysis of Variance. 13. Repeated-Measures and Two-Factor Analysis of Variance. PART V: CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS. 14. Correlation and Regression. 15. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

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 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.

The book is great for psychology majors taking statistics courses. I had no problems with the book’s condition or with the transaction.

This was a required course for my degree – not a subject I’m interested in but this book made the learning process much easier. The book is well written and provides very clear/concise step-by-step procedures to understand the subject matter. If you take the time to read page by page, in order, and complete all the practice questions, there is no reason not to do well and understand the subject. If it wasn’t for a book as well written as this, I don’t think my interest would have remained peaked throughout the semester (and my grade to be as good). Each chapter builds on the knowledge you attained – this gradual understanding of the subject made learning much easier and interesting.

Delivered as described, but I realized that my instructor didn’t require us to have this expensive book, so I returned it, which was also very easy.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 648 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 8 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133956572
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133956570
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.9 x 1 inches

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