Higher Education

Applied Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 5th Edition

  • Dennis E. Hinkle Towson University
  • William Wiersma University of Toledo
  • Stephen G. Jurs University of Toledo
  • ISBN-10: 0618124055  |  ISBN-13: 9780618124053
  • 792 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1994
  • © 2003 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $235.50



This introductory text provides students with a conceptual understanding of basic statistical procedures, as well as the computational skills needed to complete them. The clear presentation, accessible language, and step-by-step instruction make it easy for students from a variety of social science disciplines to grasp the material. The scenarios presented in chapter exercises span the curriculum, from political science to marketing, so that students make a connection between their own area of interest and the study of statistics. Unique coverage focuses on concepts critical to understanding current statistical research such as power and sample size, multiple comparison tests, multiple regression, and analysis of covariance. Additional SPSS coverage throughout the text includes computer printouts and expanded discussion of their contents in interpreting the results of sample exercises.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Organizing and Graphing Data
3. Describing Distributions: Individual Scores, Central Tendency, and Variation
4. The Normal Distribution
5. Correlation: A Measure of Relationship
6. Linear Regression: Prediction
7. Sampling, Probability, and Sampling Distributions
8. Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Case for the Mean
9. Estimation: One-Sample Case for the Mean
10. Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Case for Other Statistics
11. Hypothesis Testing: Two-Sample Case for the Mean
12. Hypothesis Testing: Two-Sample Case for Other Statistics
13. Determining Power and Sample Size
14. Hypothesis Testing, K-Sample Case: Analysis of Variance, One-Way Classification
15. Multiple-Comparison Procedures
16. Analysis of Variance, Two-Way Classification
17. Linear Regression: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing
18. Multiple Linear Regression
19. Analysis of Covariance
20. Other Correlation Coefficients
21. Chi-Square (X2) Tests for Frequencies
22. Other Nonparametric Tests
Appendix A. Data Sets and Computer Exercises
Appendix B. Computational Formulas
Appendix C. Tables
Appendix D. Answers to Exercises
Appendix E. Glossary


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