The modular treatment allows students to master prescribed chunks of information before continuing to the next module.
Mathematical proofs are minimized, in favor of verbal explanations.
Strong pedagogy throughout includes a series of learning objectives and key terms in the beginning of each chapter to scaffold the student's learning
The "Check Yourself!" questions throughout allow for student knows immediately whether or not he has mastered what he has just read.
The logical similarity of all hypothesis tests is stressed, so that the student understands the meaning of the calculations, as well as which statistics apply to which designs.
A final module provides both a narrative review and a visual flow-chart for matching statistics with designs.
New to the Second Edition
Twice as many chapter exercises
Solutions provided to the student for half of the exercises
A final module on multiple regression and the General Liner Model is included, as a bridge for students continuing on to a second course in statistics
SPSS point-and-click instructions and screen shots of the output for all in-text examples, so that students can solve the exercises both manually and via software
Descriptive dispersion solutions shown using both N and n-1 denominators, to accommodate any instructor's preference
A more comprehensive Student Study Guide and Instructor Resource Guide
A version bound with SPSS Student Version 18.0 is also available (ISBN: 978-1-4129-7951-1).
Instructor Teaching Site
Instructors have access to the following password-protected resources:
- Instructor’s Manual including teaching tips
- Test bank
- Answers to all in-text exercises
Student Study Site
Open-access study materials include:
- SPSS Data Sets
- Web Resources