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Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Fourth Edition


October 2023 | 880 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The fourth edition of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences by award-winning author Gregory Privitera aims to not only inspire students to use statistics properly to better understand the world around them, but also to develop the skills to be lab-ready in applied research settings. Using examples from current, relatable research throughout the text, Privitera shows students that statistics can be relevant, interesting, and accessible. The latest edition gives students a greater awareness of the best practices of analysis in the behavioral sciences, with a focus on transparency in recording, managing, analyzing, and interpreting data. All data sets for null hypothesis significance testing satisfy the assumptions for those tests. Updates for the 7th edition of APA style are integrated throughout, especially in APA in Focus sections for reporting results.

Expanded features help students better organize their learning experiences. IBM® SPSS® in Focus sections, updated to version 27,  now follow three steps, Data Entry, Evaluating Assumptions, and Computing the Test, meaning students can move logically from hand calculations to software while incorporating best practices. Step-by-step example problems continue to walk students through the decision tree of analysis, with additional explanations and Making Sense sections providing students with in-depth breakdowns of the most challenging content. Now with over 1,000 author-developed and classroom-tested problems, the text provides students with ample opportunities to practice and check their knowledge. Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences connects students with statistics in a way that reflects not only what best practices are, but also how and why we apply them.

 
PART I. INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
 
1. Introduction to Statistics
 
2. Summarizing Data: Frequency Distributions in Tables and Graphs
 
3. Summarizing Data: Central Tendency
 
4. Summarizing Data: Variability
 
PART II. PROBABILITY AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
 
5. Probability
 
6. Probability, Normal Distributions, and z Scores
 
7. Probability and Sampling Distributions
 
8. Hypothesis Testing: Significance, Effect Size, Estimation, and Power
 
PART III. MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT ONE OR TWO MEANS
 
9. Testing Means: One-Sample t Test With Confidence Intervals
 
10. Testing Means: Two-Independent-Sample t Tests With Confidence Intervals
 
11. Testing Means: The Related-Samples t Test With Confidence Intervals
 
PART IV. MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT THE VARIABILITY OF TWO OR MORE MEANS
 
12. Analysis of Variance: One-Way Between-Subjects Design
 
13. Analysis of Variance: One-Way Within-Subjects (Repeated-Measures) Design
 
14. Analysis of Variance: Two-Way Between-Subjects Factorial Design
 
PART V. MAKING INFERENCES ABOUT PATTERNS, FREQUENCIES, AND ORDINAL DATA
 
15. Correlation
 
16. Linear Regression and Multiple Regression
 
17. Nonparametric Tests: Chi-Square Tests
 
18. Nonparametric Tests: Tests for Ordinal Data
 
Appendix A. Overview of Core Statistical Concepts in the Behavioral Sciences
 
Appendix B. Basic Math Review and Summation Notation
 
Appendix C. SPSS General Instructions Guide With Steps for Evaluating Assumptions for Inferential Statistics
 
Appendix D. Statistical Tables
 
Appendix E. Chapter Solutions for Even-Numbered Problems
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

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