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Fundamental Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

Format:  Hardcover,

528 pages

Edition: 8TH

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Aug 2000

ISBN-13: 9780534577803

ISBN-10: 0534577806

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This eighth edition of McCall's well-respected book continues to present concepts in a way that students can easily understand. The new edition has been updated throughout and now includes recommendations by the APA Task Force on Statistical Inference. As in previous editions, McCall helps students see the many real applications of statistics to research in the behavioral sciences. Taking a traditional approach to teaching the basic statistical concepts and methods used in behavioral research. McCall emphasizes building an understanding of the logic of statistics rather than stressing the mechanics. In this exciting revision, McCall continues to keep the data for the computational problems simple, so your students can focus on the rationale and outcome of techniques rather on the calculations themselves. Using clear discussion, a wide variety of end-of-chapter exercises, and examples drawn from actual studies, McCall helps students learn how to choose appropriate statistical methods and correctly interpret the results. Also retained in this edition are the author's step-by-step explanations for each proof and his clear definitions of symbols-the essential vocabulary of statistics-that have been so successful in helping students master the material.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Aug 2000
ISBN-13: 9780534577803
ISBN-10: 0534577806
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 528
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Descriptive Statisticsp. 1
The Study of Statisticsp. 3
Why Study Statistics?p. 4
Descriptive and Inferential Statisticsp. 6
Measurementp. 9
Summation Signp. 17
Summaryp. 24
Frequency Distributions and Graphingp. 28
Types of Frequency Distributionsp. 29
Constructing Frequency Distributions with Class Intervalsp. 34
Graphs of Frequency Distributionsp. 40
How Distributions Differp. 46
Summaryp. 50
Characteristics of Distributionsp. 53
Indicators of Central Tendencyp. 55
Indicators of Variabilityp. 63
Populations and Samplesp. 69
A Note on Calculators and Computersp. 72
Summaryp. 74
Elements of Exploratory Data Analysisp. 78
Stem-and-Leaf Displaysp. 79
Resistant Indicatorsp. 88
Summaryp. 97
Indicators of Relative Standingp. 100
Percentilesp. 101
Changing the Properties of Scalesp. 107
Standard Scores and the Normal Distributionp. 113
Summaryp. 129
Regressionp. 133
Linear Relationshipsp. 134
Regression Constants and the Regression Linep. 142
Standard Error of Estimatep. 152
Summaryp. 158
Correlationp. 162
The Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficientp. 163
Properties of the Correlation Coefficientp. 170
Sampling Factors That Change the Correlation Coefficientp. 176
Causality and Correlationp. 183
Summaryp. 184
Inferential Statisticsp. 189
Sampling, Sampling Distributions, and Probabilityp. 191
Methods of Samplingp. 192
Sampling Distributions and Sampling Errorp. 195
Probability and Its Application to Hypothesis Testingp. 204
Estimationp. 207
Summaryp. 210
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing: Terminology and Theoryp. 214
Statistical Terminologyp. 215
Hypothesis Testing When [sigma subscript x] Is Estimated by s[subscript x]p. 231
Summaryp. 237
Elementary Techniques of Hypothesis Testingp. 240
Inferences about the Difference between Meansp. 241
Inferences about Correlation Coefficientsp. 253
A Comparison of the Difference between Means and Correlationp. 260
Statistics in the Journalsp. 263
Summaryp. 264
Beyond Hypothesis Testing: Effect Size and Interval Estimationp. 269
Beyond Hypothesis Testingp. 270
Indices of Sizep. 273
Interval Estimationp. 277
Summaryp. 291
Special Topicsp. 297
Introduction to Research Designp. 299
Scientific Questionsp. 301
Operationalizingp. 307
Data Collection and Data Analysisp. 313
Conclusions and Interpretationsp. 314
The Research Reportp. 314
Ethical Considerationsp. 316
Summaryp. 320
Topics in Probabilityp. 322
Set Theoryp. 323
Simple Classical Probabilityp. 328
Probability of Complex Eventsp. 333
Methods of Countingp. 340
Summaryp. 347
Simple Analysis of Variancep. 351
Logic of the Analysis of Variancep. 353
Computational Proceduresp. 367
Comparisons between Specific Meansp. 375
Size of Relationshipp. 381
Summaryp. 386
Two-Factor Analysis of Variancep. 389
Two-Factor Classificationp. 390
Logic of Two-Factor Analysis of Variancep. 394
Computational Proceduresp. 41
Summaryp. 420
Nonparametric Techniquesp. 424
Parametric and Nonparametric Testsp. 425
Tests on Independent Samplesp. 428
Tests on Correlated Samplesp. 446
Rank-Order Correlationp. 450
Summaryp. 454
Math Reviewp. 461
Tablesp. 469
Symbolsp. 490
Termsp. 493
Answersp. 502
Indexp. 523

Book description

This eighth edition of McCall's well-respected book continues to present concepts in a way that students can easily understand. The new edition has been updated throughout and now includes recommendations by the APA Task Force on Statistical Inference. As in previous editions, McCall helps students see the many real applications of statistics to research in the behavioral sciences. Taking a traditional approach to teaching the basic statistical concepts and methods used in behavioral research.

McCall emphasizes building an understanding of the logic of statistics rather than stressing the mechanics. In this exciting revision, McCall continues to keep the data for the computational problems simple, so your students can focus on the rationale and outcome of techniques rather on the calculations themselves. Using clear discussion, a wide variety of end-of-chapter exercises, and examples drawn from actual studies, McCall helps students learn how to choose appropriate statistical methods and correctly interpret the results. Also retained in this edition are the author's step-by-step explanations for each proof and his clear definitions of symbols-the essential vocabulary of statistics-that have been so successful in helping students master the material.

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