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Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 7th Edition

  • Gary W. Heiman Buffalo State College
  • ISBN-10: 1133956521  |  ISBN-13: 9781133956525
  • 504 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2006, 2003
  • © 2014 | Published
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Packed with real-world illustrations and the latest data available, BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 7e demystifies and fully explains statistics in a lively, student-friendly format. The author's clear, patiently crafted explanations with an occasional touch of humor, teach students not only how to compute an answer but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. Offering a conceptual-intuitive approach, this popular book presents statistics within an understandable research context, deals directly and positively with student weaknesses in mathematics, and introduces new terms and concepts in an integrated way. It also offers tools to help reduce math anxiety, special review sections to ensure understanding, new end-of-chapter questions, insight into how researchers use statistics in real-world practice, and much more. The result is a text students can learn from as well as enjoy. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Helping ensure students have a solid understanding of key concepts, "A Quick Review" sections offer a simple review of previous concepts, additional examples, and study questions.
  • A section on Statistics in Published Research helps students gain a perspective on how researchers use statistics in real-world practice, vividly relating what students have learned in the chapter to what they will see (and won't see) when reading published research. This section also includes information about using the APA format for statistics.
  • "Putting It All Together" sections at the end of each chapter equip students with advice, cautions, and ways to integrate material from different chapters.
  • Additional pedagogical features include a Getting Started section at the beginning of each chapter, Statistical Notation sections, Remember callout sections, computation formulas, chapter summaries, and summaries of formulas.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Statistics.
2. Statistics and the Research Process.
3. Frequency Distributions and Percentiles.
4. Measures of Central Tendency: The Mean, Median, and Mode.
5. Measures of Variability: Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation.
6. z-Scores and the Normal Curve.
7. The Correlation Coefficient.
8. Linear Regression.
9. Using Probability to Make Decisions about Data.
10. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing.
11. Performing the One-Sample t-Test and Testing Correlation Coefficients.
12. The Two-Sample t-Test.
13. The One-Way Analysis of Variance.
14. The Two-Way Analysis of Variance.
15. Chi Square and Other Nonparametric Procedures.
Appendix A: Nonparametric Procedures for Ranked Data.
Appendix B: Using SPSS.
Appendix C: Tables.

What's New

  • Thoroughly revised and reviewed, the Seventh Edition of the popular BASIC STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES is completely up to date and reflects the latest data and research available.
  • A new "But Thinking About Numbers is Hard" section in Chapter 1 helps reduce math anxiety.
  • Gary W. Heiman has included a new Halfway Review section between chapter 8 "Linear Regression" and chapter 9 "Using Probability to Make Decisions about Data." The Halfway Review provides additional coverage of descriptive statistics to ensure students are fully prepared to begin inferential procedures.
  • A new Second-Half Review follows Chapter 15 "Chi Square and Other Nonparametric Procedures" and focuses on selecting the appropriate inferential procedures and their subroutines for a particular design as well as interpreting the answers.
  • Several chapters have been re-organized to present all conceptual information before beginning coverage of computing formulas.
  • Thoroughly revised Chapter Summaries now better reflect conceptual emphasis.
  • Giving students plenty of hands-on application of chapter concepts, Dr. Heiman also revised, updated, and added end-of-chapter questions, including problems reporting research results that students must interpret.
  • Chapter 2 "Statistics and the Research Process" features a new "Identifying an Experiment's Components" section that reviews how to spot the independent and dependent variables in a design.
  • An all-new Appendix A: "Nonparametric Procedures for Ranked Data" contains formulas for the Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxin, Kruskall-Wallis, and Friedman tests.
  • Appendix B "Using SPSS" contains updated instructions and screen captures for version 20.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Gary W. Heiman

Gary Heiman is a professor at Buffalo State College. Praised by reviewers and adopters for his readable prose and effective pedagogical skills, he has written four books for Houghton Mifflin (now Cengage Learning): STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY, UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS, AND ESSENTIAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Bowling Green State University.