# Statistics and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

English | 2001 | ISBN: 0072347643, 0072373644 | ISBN-13: 9780072373646 | 755 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

This book combines the quantitative aspects of statistics with written explanations of what the results of statistical tests mean in a way that students will understand. The book includes a student friendly system of pedagogy to ensure student success.

Author§í incorporate APA style in examples and an appendix to expose students to the expected style of prose. For students with math anxiety or who just need a refresher on basic mathematical functions, he has included an appendix so that faculty are not forced to spend class time reviewing these basic concepts.
Where possible, included examples and projects for students to conduct research on their own lives to draw personalized meaning from the world of statistics.

CONTENTS IN BRIEF
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 INTRODUCTION: STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS AS TOOLS FOR RESEARCHERS
2 PROCESS OF RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY AND RELATED FIELDS
3 FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS, GRAPHING, AND DATA DISPLAY
4 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: CENTRAL TENDENCY AND VARIABILITY
5 STANDARD SCORES AND THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION
6 CORRELATION
7 LINEAR REGRESSION
8 PROBABILITY
9 INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING
10 MEAN COMPARISON I: THE TEST
11 MEAN COMPARISON II: ONE-VARIABLE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
12 MEAN COMPARISON III: TWO-VARIABLE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
13 MEAN COMPARISON IV: ONE-VARIABLE REPEATEDMEASURES ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE
14 SOME NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS FOR CATEGORICAL AND ORDINAL DATA
15 CONCLUSION: STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS IN CONTEXT
Appendix A: Basic Mathematics Review and Discussion of Math Anxiety
Appendix B: Statistical Tables
Appendix C: Writing Up Research in APA Style: Overview and Focus on Results
Appendix D: Doing a Research Project Using Statistics and Data Analysis: Organization, Time Management, and Prepping Data for Analysis
Appendix E: Answers to Odd-Numbered End of Chapter Problems
Appendix F: Emerging Alternatives: Qualitative Research Approaches
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index