Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau,Lori-Ann B. Forzano

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337098124

Category: Education

Page: 648

View: 7712

A brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, built-in learning aids, and a wealth of real-world examples and illustrations. The authors take time to explain statistical procedures so that students can go beyond memorizing formulas and begin gaining a conceptual understanding of statistics. By skillfully integrating applications that reinforce concepts, they ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can fully understand statistics. The text also leads readers to become savvy consumers of information by showing how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help them comprehend published findings. This edition features a new focus on learning objectives, which provide a structure for organizing lectures and preparing assignments and exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gregory J. Privitera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506386288

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 3164

Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences is a concise version of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by award-winning teacher, author, and advisor Gregory J. Privitera. The Second Edition provides balanced coverage for today’s students, connecting the relevance of core concepts to daily life with new introductory vignettes for every chapter, while speaking to the reader as a researcher when covering statistical theory, computation, and application. Robust pedagogy allows students to continually check their comprehension and hone their skills while working through carefully developed problems and exercises that include current research and seamless integration of IBM® SPSS® Statistics. Readers will welcome Privitera’s thoughtful instruction, conversational voice, and application of statistics to real-world problems.

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gregory J. Privitera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506386237

Category: Psychology

Page: 816

View: 2270

The engaging Third Edition of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences shows students that statistics can be understandable, interesting, and relevant to their daily lives. Using a conversational tone, award-winning teacher and author Gregory J. Privitera speaks to the reader as researcher when covering statistical theory, computation, and application. Robust pedagogy allows students to continually check their comprehension and hone their skills when working through carefully developed problems and exercises that include current research and seamless integration of SPSS. This edition will not only prepare students to be lab-ready, but also give them the confidence to use statistics to summarize data and make decisions about behavior.

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Barry H. Cohen,R. Brooke Lea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471480762

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

View: 9940

Master the essential statistical skills used in social and behavioral sciences Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style. Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences guides you to a better understanding of basic concepts of statistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented for selecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, this useful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statistical data, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics from tables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of worked examples. As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant statistical concepts and techniques that will arm you with the tools you'll need for knowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305504917

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 5099

This field-leading introduction to statistics text for students in the behavioral and social sciences continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition are to teach the methods of statistics and convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science -- and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

A Conceptual Approach

Author: Anthony Walsh,Jane C. Ollenburger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 4742

This book helps readers become intelligent consumers of the social/behavioral science literature and familiarizes them with the fundamental tools of research. It features a conceptual, intuitive approach that is less math-oriented (e.g., not cluttered with all sorts of sub-and superscripts, and not concerned with mathematical derivatives of the various statistics), and that clearly shows the continuity and interrelatedness of the techniques discussed. After the necessary concepts have been explained and the calculations have been performed for each statistic, the text walks readers through a line-by-line explanation of a computer printout (based on actual data) containing that statistic. "Practice Applications" provide research examples with step-by-step solutions to all statistical procedures. Describing Data. Central Tendency and Dispersion. Probability and the Normal Curve. The Sampling Distribution and Estimation Procedures. Hypothesis Testing: Interval/Ratio Data. Analysis of Variance. Hypothesis Testing with Categorical Data: Chi-Square. Measures of Association with Nominal and Ordinal Data. Elaboration and Causal Analysis. Bivariate Correlation and Regression. Multivariate Correlation and Regression. For anyone in the social/behavioral sciences who needs an accessible introduction to statistics.

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Susan A. Nolan,Thomas Heinzen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142923265X

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

View: 9257

Nolan and Heinzen's uniquely effective introduction to statistics captivates students with its real-world storytelling and examples, its highly visual approach to teaching statistics, its accessible treatment of mathematical topics, and its helpful, step-by-step worked examples. The new edition focuses on enhancing those signature strengths while adding powerful new tools to the book's media offerings.

Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gregory J. Privitera

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506389902

Category: Psychology

Page: 512

View: 6300

The Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Third Edition includes a review of chapter learning objectives, chapter outlines and key terms, essential statistical formulas, special tips and insights for students, and chapter summaries. To help students practice skills, the guide offers word searches and crossword puzzles for each chapter, extensive practice quizzes linked to chapter learning objectives, and “SPSS in Focus” exercises which complement those in the core text.

Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gary W. Heiman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618252008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 6239

This text uses the same conceptual, intuitive approach of Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, but eliminates extensive reference material and advanced or obscure statistical methods. Essentials presents only the procedures undergraduates need for reading research literature and conducting their own studies. New terms are integrated with more difficult concepts in an accessible, non-threatening format that provides concise explanations, creating a foundation and making further elaboration easier to understand. A Quick Review sections revisit concepts, provide worked-out examples, and help students check comprehension through review questions. Computational formulas appear in color throughout each chapter and key terms are highlighted, reviewed in the chapter summary, and listed in a key terms section.

Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: David C. Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652975

Category: Psychology

Page: 649

View: 6528

FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES focuses on providing the context of statistics in behavioral research, while emphasizing the importance of looking at data before jumping into a test. This practical approach provides students with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics, so they understand why and how certain methods are used -- rather than simply carry out techniques by rote. Students move beyond number crunching to discover the meaning of statistical results and appreciate how the statistical test to be employed relates to the research questions posed by an experiment. Written in an informal style, the text provides an abundance of real data and research studies that provide a real-life perspective and help students learn and understand concepts. In alignment with current trends in statistics in the behavioral sciences, the text emphasizes effect sizes and meta-analysis, and integrates frequent demonstrations of computer analyses through SPSS and R. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Statistical Analysis "In Focus"

Alternate Guides for R, SAS, and Stata for Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gregory J. Privitera,Kristin Lee Sotak,Yu Lei

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544325827

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 6329

Essentials of Statistical Analysis "In Focus" supports users of Gregory J. Privitera’s Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition who work with a statistical program other than SPSS® or Excel®. Three standalone parts, each dedicated to R, SAS®, and Stata®, serve as step-by-step guides for completing the “In Focus” exercises in Privitera’s core text. A conversational writing style along with “To The Student” introductions allow students to familiarize themselves and become more comfortable with each program prior to making computations. Additionally, General Instruction Guidebook (GIG) sections for R, SAS®, and Stata® provide standardized how-to instructions for using each program, making the book a valuable reference for students beyond their studies.

Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Susan A. Nolan,Thomas Heinzen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142922326X

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 8508

Enables students to learn how to choose the appropriate statistical test, understand its conceptual significance, and calculate each statistics. The text teaches students to apply concepts and formulas to statistical questions that they will encounter both in their academic lives and outside the classroom.

A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Miriam Schapiro Grosof,Hyman Sardy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258017

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 3526

A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides an introductory but comprehensive overview of the research process that primarily concerns human subjects. This book discusses the methods of acquiring knowledge, importance of a well-chosen problem, review of the literature, and relationship between theory-building and hypothesis-testing. The common sources of invalidity in practice, non-experimental research types, Stevens' classification of scales, and estimation based on probabilistic sampling are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the role of computer in research, techniques for analysis of data, univariate and bivariate statistics, and assumptions underlying analysis of variance. Other topics include the canonical correlation analysis, non-parametric analysis of variance, deterministic problem analysis techniques, and common errors in presentation of findings. This publication is intended for novice investigators in the broad category of social and behavioral sciences.

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Lori-Ann B. Forzano

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337672025

Category: Education

Page: 656

View: 4388

In RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6th Edition, Fredrick J Gravetter and Lori-Ann B. Forzano help students see how interesting and exciting experimental and nonexperimental research can be. The text leads students through the research process from start to finish, including tips and strategies for generating research ideas and hypotheses, selecting measures and participants, and designing research. This step-by-step approach emphasizes the decisions researchers must make at each stage of the process. The authors avoid a cookbook presentation of just the facts by linking terminology with applied concepts; their lecture in a book style emphasizes clear explanations of topics. Research examples present topics of particular interest to students, and content throughout the book reflects current APA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamental Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Howard T. Tokunaga

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506377467

Category: Social Science

Page: 712

View: 1284

Fundamental Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition places statistics within the research process, illustrating how they are used to answer questions and test ideas. Students learn not only how to calculate statistics, but also how to interpret and communicate the results of statistical analyses in light of a study’s research hypothesis. Featuring accessible writing and well-integrated research examples, the book gives students a greater understanding of how research studies are conceived, conducted, and communicated. New and Proven Features Updated data sets and research examples address real-world issues and topics across the social and behavioral sciences, illustrating the use of statistical procedures to test research questions and hypotheses. Significantly expanded discussion of linear and multiple regression and correlation now gives regression its own separate chapter. Thorough presentation of formulas, hand calculations, and the presentation of visual data enable mastery of key techniques and prove especially helpful in flipped or online classes. In-chapter learning checks and end-of-chapter exercises give students an opportunity to continually assess their understanding. Screenshots of statistical calculations using IBM® SPSS® Statistics at the end of chapters help students learn to use SPSS software and interpret output. Original SAGE videos for each chapter, featuring author Howard K. Tokunaga, bring concepts to life and appeal to diverse learners.

Becoming a Behavioral Science Researcher

A Guide to Producing Research That Matters

Author: Rex B. Kline

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235966

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

View: 8259

Students and beginning researchers often discover that their introductory statistics and methods courses have not fully equipped them to plan and execute their own behavioral research studies. This indispensable book bridges the gap between coursework and conducting independent research. With clarity and wit, the author helps the reader build needed skills to formulate a precise, meaningful research question; understand the pros and cons of widely used research designs and analysis options; correctly interpret the outcomes of statistical tests; make informed measurement choices for a particular study; manage the practical aspects of data screening and preparation; and craft effective journal articles, oral presentations, and posters. Including annotated examples and recommended readings, most chapters feature theoretical and computer-based exercises; an answer appendix at the back of the book allows readers to check their work.

Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Robert Pagano

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111837260

Category: Mathematics

Page: 672

View: 3464

Based on over 30 years of successful teaching experience in this course, Robert Pagano’s introductory text takes an intuitive, concepts-based approach to descriptive and inferential statistics. He uses the sign test to introduce inferential statistics, empirically derived sampling distributions, many visual aids, and lots of interesting examples to promote student understanding. One of the hallmarks of this text is the positive feedback from students -- even students who are not mathematically inclined praise the text for its clarity, detailed presentation, and use of humor to help make concepts accessible and memorable. Thorough explanations precede the introduction of every formula, and the exercises that immediately follow include a step-by-step model that lets students compare their work against fully solved examples. This combination makes the text perfect for students taking their first statistics course in psychology or other social and behavioral sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Gary Heiman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133956521

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 4937

Packed with real-world illustrations and the latest data available, BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 7e demystifies and fully explains statistics in a lively, reader-friendly format. The author's clear, patiently crafted explanations with an occasional touch of humor, teach readers not only how to compute an answer but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. Offering a conceptual-intuitive approach, this popular book presents statistics within an understandable research context, deals directly and positively with potential weaknesses in mathematics, and introduces new terms and concepts in an integrated way. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Contemporary Issues in Exploratory Data Mining in the Behavioral Sciences

Author: John J. McArdle,Gilbert Ritschard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135044090

Category: Psychology

Page: 474

View: 6883

This book reviews the latest techniques in exploratory data mining (EDM) for the analysis of data in the social and behavioral sciences to help researchers assess the predictive value of different combinations of variables in large data sets. Methodological findings and conceptual models that explain reliable EDM techniques for predicting and understanding various risk mechanisms are integrated throughout. Numerous examples illustrate the use of these techniques in practice. Contributors provide insight through hands-on experiences with their own use of EDM techniques in various settings. Readers are also introduced to the most popular EDM software programs. A related website at http://mephisto.unige.ch/pub/edm-book-supplement/offers color versions of the book’s figures, a supplemental paper to chapter 3, and R commands for some chapters. The results of EDM analyses can be perilous – they are often taken as predictions with little regard for cross-validating the results. This carelessness can be catastrophic in terms of money lost or patients misdiagnosed. This book addresses these concerns and advocates for the development of checks and balances for EDM analyses. Both the promises and the perils of EDM are addressed. Editors McArdle and Ritschard taught the "Exploratory Data Mining" Advanced Training Institute of the American Psychological Association (APA). All contributors are top researchers from the US and Europe. Organized into two parts--methodology and applications, the techniques covered include decision, regression, and SEM tree models, growth mixture modeling, and time based categorical sequential analysis. Some of the applications of EDM (and the corresponding data) explored include: selection to college based on risky prior academic profiles the decline of cognitive abilities in older persons global perceptions of stress in adulthood predicting mortality from demographics and cognitive abilities risk factors during pregnancy and the impact on neonatal development Intended as a reference for researchers, methodologists, and advanced students in the social and behavioral sciences including psychology, sociology, business, econometrics, and medicine, interested in learning to apply the latest exploratory data mining techniques. Prerequisites include a basic class in statistics.

Notes on the Elements of Behavioral Science

Author: Doris Zumpe,Richard P. Michael

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461512395

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 5729

These notes are intended to help undergraduates who need to understand something of behavior both for its intrinsic interest and for their future careers in medicine, biology, psychology, anthropology, veterinary medicine, and nursing. In Emory University's Biology Department, a single-semester course called Evolutionary Perspectives on Behavior is given to undergraduates. It amounts to four, not eight months of study, so a great deal of compression is essential. There are several excellent textbooks available that deal with behavioral science from different perspectives, but we have found them too compendious for use in a short course when students are so heavily burdened; it is unsatisfactory to direct them to a chapter here and there in several different books or to this or that review article and original paper. In this volume, we have tried effectively and inexpensively to put in one place what we know is needed. The topics we have selected deal with their subjects in a simple, straightforward way without being too superficial. We could not cover everything and the gaps are not entirely idiosyncratic but reflect what students are given very well in other courses. Thus, there is no mention of the physiology of the axon and synapse; learning, memory, cognition, and basic genetics are hardly touched upon because students know about these matters from elsewhere.