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Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences 9th Edition

Frederick J Gravetter | Larry B. Wallnau | Lori-Ann B. Forzano

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A brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven best seller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, unrivaled accuracy, learning aids, and a wealth of real-world examples and illustrations. The authors explain statistical procedures so 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 understand the material and become savvy consumers of statistical information. Also available: the MindTap® digital learning experience and the Aplia™ online homework tool.

Frederick J Gravetter, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, he specialized in statistics, research design, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Gravetter received his Bachelor's degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, he is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, and RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6th Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau, State University of New York, Brockport

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. 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 Frederick J Gravetter, he has co-authored previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its tenth edition, and ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its ninth edition.

Lori-Ann B. Forzano, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Lori-Ann B. Forzano is Professor of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, learning, the psychology of eating, and animal behavior. She earned a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also received her B.S. in psychology. Dr. Forzano's research examines impulsivity and self-control in adults and children and has been published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Learning and Motivation, and The Psychological Record. She is also co-author of ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, and RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 6th Edition.

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  • Statistical formulas are presented in both standard mathematical notation and in everyday language. In addition to presenting these formulas, the book provides a conceptual framework for each statistical application that helps student understand the purpose of the formulas and the questions they are designed to answer.

Essentials of Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Statistics.
2. Frequency Distributions.
3. Central Tendency.
4. Variability.
5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized 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. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.
13. Repeated-Measures and Two-Factor Analysis of Variance.
14. Correlation and Regression.
15. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

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