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A brief version of Gravetter and Wallnau's proven bestseller, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8e 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 also ensure that even students with a weak background in mathematics can fully understand statistics. Illustrating how having an understanding of statistical procedures will help students comprehend published findings, the text leads readers to become savvy consumers of information. In addition, a complete supplements package supports instructors with class preparation and testing, helping maximize course success. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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.
  • Completely current, the new ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8e features thoroughly updated research examples, all-new real-world examples, and extensively revised end-of-chapter problems.
  • The previous edition's Chapter 12 "Estimation" has been eliminated, with much of its content now incorporated throughout "Part III: Using T Statistics for Inferences About Population Means and Mean Differences".
  • InfoTrac® Student Collections are specialized databases expertly drawn from the Gale Academic One library. Each InfoTrac® Student Collection enhances the student learning experience in the specific course area related to the product. These specialized databases allow access to hundreds of scholarly and popular publications - all reliable sources - including journals, encyclopedias, and academic reports. Learn more and access at: http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
  • An all-new Appendix E outlines the process of selecting the correct statistical procedures to use with different sets of data.
  • Chapter 6 "Probability" now contains a new figure that helps demonstrate the process of using the unit normal table to find proportions for negative z-scores.
  • A new section in Chapter 9 "Introduction to the t Statistic" introduces confidence intervals in the context of describing effect size, describes how confidence intervals are reported in the literature, and discusses factors affecting the width of a confidence interval.
  • A new section in Chapter 11 "The t Test for Two Related Samples" presents confidence intervals as an alternative for describing effect size as well as discusses the relationship between a confidence interval and a hypothesis test.
  • Real-world, in-text examples from across the social and behavioral sciences make this proven book very accessible for all students and vividly demonstrate how behavioral statistics apply to everyday life.
  • The text reflects the most current APA guidelines.
  • Statistical formulas are presented in both standard mathematical notation and in everyday language with explanations of how and why formulas are used.
  • Included in the Instructor's Manual, a general introduction to SPSS can be used as a student handout for classes that use SPSS as part of the statistics course.
  • Extremely student friendly, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES is organized into five sections to emphasize the similarities among groups of statistical methods. Each section contains two to four chapters, begins with an introduction, and concludes with a review--including review exercises.
  • Simplified demonstration problems at the end of each chapter focus on the content of the chapter and minimize tedious computations.
  • The authors maintain a conversational style that thoroughly explains statistical concepts and procedures rather than simply presenting them.
PART I: INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.
1. Introduction to Statistics.
2. Frequency Distributions.
3. Measures of Central Tendency.
4. Measures of Variability.
PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS.
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.
PART III: USING t STATISTICS FOR INFERENCES ABOUT POPULATION MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES.
9. Introduction to the t Statistic.
10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples.
11. The t Test for Two Related Samples.
PART IV: ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE: TESTS FOR DIFFERENCES AMONG TWO OR MORE POPULATION MEANS.
12. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.
13. Repeated-Measures and Two-Factor Analysis of Variance.
PART V: CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS.
14. Correlation and Regression.
15. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.
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