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Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 9th Edition

  • Frederick J Gravetter State University of New York, Brockport
  • Larry B. Wallnau State University of New York, Brockport
  • ISBN-10: 1111830991  |  ISBN-13: 9781111830991
  • 792 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

This field-leading introduction to statistics for the behavioral and social sciences text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th 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. Aplia™, an assignable, gradeable online homework solution, joins an already-robust set of available book resources that includes PowerLecture™, WebTutor™, an Instructor’s Manual/TestBank, and more.

Features and Benefits

  • The book is now separated into five sections to emphasize the similarities among groups of statistical methods. Each section contains two to four chapters, and begins with an introduction and concludes with a review, including review exercises.
  • The book’s conceptual context helps make learning statistics as simple as possible for students who may be intimidated by the subject. Statistical formulas are presented in both standard mathematical notation and in everyday language, with explanations of how and why formulas are used.
  • This edition’s excellent problems, which walk students step-by-step through procedures in a variety of ways, reflect the straightforward writing for which Gravetter and Wallnau are renowned. Each chapter ends with 25 to 30 problems.
  • In-text learning aids give students many opportunities to master the material with practice working through problems. Numerous Learning Checks (with answers) challenge students to test their comprehension as they read. A Focus on Problem Solving section in each chapter offers practical tips on deciding which formulas to use and cautions for avoiding common errors.
  • In the Literature sections, which appear in nearly every chapter, demonstrate how statistical results (e.g., for the mean and the standard deviation, t tests, and independent-measures tests) are reported in APA style and explain the notation and jargon used.
  • An appendix contains a general introduction to IBM SPSS®. In addition, at the end of each chapter for which an SPSS analysis is feasible, a step-by-step set of instructions describes how to enter data, how to run the analysis, and what to look for in the output.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.
1. Introduction to Statistics.
2. Frequency Distributions.
3. Central Tendency.
4. 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 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
14. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures).
Part V: CORRELATIONS AND NON-PARAMETRIC TESTS.
15. Correlation.
16. Introduction to Regression.
17. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.
18. The Binomial Test.
19. Choosing the Right Statistics.

What's New

  • The authors continue to refine and improve each edition, and this revision is no exception. Throughout the book, research examples have been updated, real world examples have been added, and the end-of-chapter problems have been extensively revised.
  • For the first time, the text is integrated with Aplia™, an interactive online homework solution that improves learning by increasing student effort and engagement. Aplia’s statistics solution provides regularly scheduled assignments, automatically graded homework with detailed, immediate feedback on every question, and innovative teaching materials. The Aplia assignments include text problems and supplemental questions that match the language, style, and structure of the text, allowing your students to apply what they learn in the text directly to their homework.
  • Based on reviewers’ suggestions, this edition includes more samples of SPSS® output--which students find to be helpful--instead of only descriptions of the output.
  • The previous edition’s Chapter 12, "Estimation," has been deleted. Content from this chapter that covered confidence intervals has been added to Chapters 9, 10, and 11.
  • The previous edition’s Chapter 20, covering hypothesis tests for ordinal data, has been substantially shortened and now appears in an Appendix.
  • A new final chapter outlines the process of selecting the correct statistical procedures to use with different sets of data.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Frederick J Gravetter

Frederick J Gravetter is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York College. 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, Dr. Gravetter is co-author of the best-selling STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 9th Edition, ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition, and (with Lori-Ann B. Forzano) RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 5th Edition.

Larry B. Wallnau

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. 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 eighth edition.