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Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

January 2015 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences includes a review of chapter learning objectives, chapter outlines and key terms, essential statistical formulas, special tips and insights for students, and chapter summaries. To help students practice skills, the guide offers word searches and crossword puzzles for each chapter, extensive practice quizzes linked to chapter learning objectives, and “SPSS in Focus” exercises which complement those in the book.

Part I: Introduction and Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 1: Introduction to Statistics
Chapter 2: Summarizing Data: Frequency Distributions in Tables and Graphs
Chapter 3: Summarizing Data: Central Tendency
Chapter 4: Summarizing Data: Variability
Part II: Probability and the Foundations of Inferential Statistics
Chapter 5: Probability, Normal Distributions, z scores
Chapter 6: Characteristics of the Sample Mean
Chapter 7: Hypothesis Testing: Significance, Effect Size, and Power
Part III: Making Inferences About One or Two Means
Chapter 8: Testing Means: One-Sample t Test With Confidence Intervals
Chapter 9: Testing Means: Two-Independent-Sample t Test With Confidence Intervals
Chapter 10: Testing Means: The Related-Samples t Test With Confidence Intervals
Part IV: Making Inferences About the Variability of Two or More Means
Chapter 11: One-Way Analysis of Variance: Between-Subjects and Within-Subjects (Repeated Measures) Designs
Chapter 12: Two-Way Analysis of Variance: Between-Subjects Factorial Design
Part V: Making Inferences About Patterns, Prediction, and Nonparametric Tests
Chapter 13: Correlation and Linear Regression
Chapter 14: Chi-Square Tests: Goodness-of-Fit and the Test for Independence
Appendix: General Instruction Guidebook for Using SPSS


Great textbook, very logically organized, material is thorough, moves from easiest to most complex topics in an organized way. The textbook does contain a few typos, which I hope will be fixed in the next edition. However, nothing to detract from the overall quality of the textbook. Will use it again.

Dr Carlos Calderon
Psychology, California State University, Fresno
September 26, 2015

Simplifies Privitera's other text.

Dr Adam Williams
Political Sci Intl Affs Dept, Kennesaw State University
February 2, 2015

Gregory J. Privitera

Gregory J. Privitera is a professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University where he is a recipient of its highest teaching honor, The Award for Professional Excellence in Teaching, and its highest honor for scholarship, The Award for Professional Excellence in Research and Publication. Dr. Privitera received his PhD in behavioral neuroscience in the field of psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and continued with his postdoctoral research at Arizona State University. He is a national award-winning author and research scholar. His textbooks span across diverse topics in psychology and the behavioral sciences,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781483379531