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Student Study Guide With SPSS Workbook for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Student Study Guide With SPSS Workbook for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Second Edition

August 2014 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Student Study Guide With SPSS Workbook for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition 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.

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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
Chapter 6: Probability, Normal Distributions, and z Scores
Chapter 7: Probability and Sampling Distributions
Part III: Making Inferences About One or Two Means
Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing: Significance, Effect Size, and Power
Chapter 9: Testing Means: One Sample and Two-Independent Sample t Tests
Chapter 10: Testing Means: Related-Samples t Test
Chapter 11: Estimation and Confidence Intervals
Part IV: Making Inferences About the Variability of Two or More Means
Chapter 12: Analysis of Variance: One-Way Between-Subjects Design
Chapter 13: Analysis of Variance: One-Way Within-Subjects (Repeated Measures) Design
Chapter 14: Analysis of Variance: Two-Way Between-Subjects Factorial Design
Part V: Making Inferences About Patterns, Frequencies, and Ordinal Data
Chapter 15: Correlation
Chapter 16: Linear Regression and Multiple Regression
Chapter 17: Nonparametric Tests: Chi-Square Tests
Chapter 18: Nonparametric Tests: Tests for Ordinal Data

This textbook provides the reader with the opportunity to become familiar with core aspects of statistics. It starts with a basic introduction of issues related to understanding and presenting statistical data and then extends to more complex issues such as the application of various statistical techniques. The book is easy to read and navigate. The inclusion of practical exercises such as crossword puzzles and multiple choice quizzes makes it very interactive. Embarking on statistics using SPSS can be a daunting task, so having an easy-to-read guide allows the reader to progress at a good pace.

Ms Cindy Melanie Swartbooi
Psychology, Cornerstone Institute
February 17, 2016

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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 nationally 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: 9781483356754