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Does the thought of taking a statistics course make your students nervous? Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry B. Wallnau use interesting real-world examples and applications to quell student fears and to reveal the ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. This book helps students get beyond thinking of statistics as merely a course they have to take and come to appreciate it as a set of essential tools that helps us make sense of data in our information-driven world. Gravetter and Wallnau skillfully demonstrate that having a basic understanding of a variety of statistical procedures will help students understand published findings, as well as become savvy consumers of information. The authors employ an intuitive, straightforward writing style as well as numerous learning checks, both of which support students' interest in and understanding of the material.
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"This text is very readable and student-friendly, and presents the material at a level appropriate for our undergraduate psychological statistics course'. There are ample examples from psychological research and from statistical software output."
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"This text is very readable and student-friendly, and presents the material at a level appropriate for our undergraduate psychological statistics courseà. There are ample examples from psychological research and from statistical software output."
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"This text is very readable and student-friendly, and presents the material at a level appropriate for our undergraduate psychological statistics course'. There are ample examples from psychological research and from statistical software output."
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"It seems appropriate for both strong and weak students. I'd quickly recommend this text to others to gain a readable and engaging presentation that is accuratge, clear, and concise. This text is one of the best out there - for both students and instructors."
Synopsis
Emphasizing concepts over raw mathematics, this introductory textbook covers the fundamentals of statistics (especially as they apply to the social sciences). Chapters address topics like frequency distribution, central tendency, variability, z -scores, probability, hypothesis testing, the t test, e
Synopsis
This brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best-seller offers the straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and wealth of real-world examples that professors AND students have come to appreciate. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and gain a conceptual understanding of statistics. By integrating applications to ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can understand statistics, the authors skillfully demonstrate that having an understanding of statistical procedures help them comprehend published findings, and become savvy consumers of information. Known for its exceptional accuracy and examples, this text also has a complete supplements package to support instructors with class preparation and testing.
About the Author
Frederick J Gravetter is the best-selling author of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Seventh Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Fifth Edition, and RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Second Edition. Dr. 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.Larry B. Wallnau is Professor 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 Dr. Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Seventh Edition and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, Fifth Edition.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Statistics. 2. Frequency Distributions. 3. Central Tendency. 4. Variability. 5. Z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standard Distributions. 6. Probability. 7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means. 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 and Two-Factor Analysis of Variance. 15. Correlation and Regression. 16. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence. Appendix A: Basic Mathematics Review. Appendix B: Statistical Tables. Appendix C: Solutions for Odd-Numbered Problems in the Text. Appendix D: Statistics Organizer.