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Based on years of first-hand teaching experience, Wendy J. Steinberg has created Statistics Alive!, the most user-friendly statistics text for students in the social and behavioral sciences, now in its Second Edition. She believes that this audience can master basic statistics-especially the mechanics and the underlying logic of hypothesis testing-by employing a conceptual, modular approach without dumbing down the presentation. While this textbook includes must-have topics such as frequency distributions, hypothesis formation, and inferential statistics and bivariate regression, it also includes concepts of sampling error, significant differences, and Type 1 and Type 2 errors throughout. Also, effect size and power, often shortchanged in other textbooks, each get substantive treatment. Students are well prepared for a next course in statistics.
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).
List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceSupplemental Material for Use With Statistics Alive!AcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I. Preliminary Information: "First Things First"1. Math Review, Vocabulary, and Symbols2. Measurement ScalesPart II. Tables and Graphs: "On Display"3. Frequency and Percentile Tables4. Graphs and PlotsPart III. Central Tendency: "Bull's-Eye"5. Mode, Median, and MeanPart IV. Dispersion: "From Here To Eternity"6. Range, Variance, and Standard DeviationPart V. The Normal Curve and Standard Scores: "What's the Score?"7. Percent Area and the Normal Curve8. z Scores9. Score Transformations and Their EffectsPart VI. Probability: "Odds Are"10. Probability Definitions and Theorems11. The Binomial DistributionPart VII. Inferential Theory: "Of Truth and Relativity"12. Sampling, Variables, and Hypotheses13. Errors and Significance14. The z Score as a Hypothesis TestPart VIII. The One-Sample Test: "Are They From Our Part of Town?"15. Standard Error of the Mean16. Normal Deviate Z Test17. One-Sample t Test18. Interpreting and Reporting One-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter EstimatesPart IX. The Two-Sample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours"19. Standard Error of the Difference Between the Means20. t Test With Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes21. t test With Unequal Sample Sizes22. t Test With Related Samples23. Interpreting and Reporting Two-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter EstimatesPart X. The Multisample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours or Theirs"24. ANOVA Logic: Sums of Squares, Partitioning, and mean Squares25. One-Way ANOVA: Independent Samples and Equal Sample SizesPart XI. Post Hoc Tests: "So Who's Responsible?"26. Turkey HSD Test27. Scheffe TestPart XII. More Than One Idependent Variable: "Double Dutch Jump Rope"28. Main Effects and Interaction Effects29. Factorial ANOVAPart XIII. Nonparametric Statistics: "Without Form or Void"30. One-Variable Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit31. Two-Variable Chi-Square: Test of IndependencePart XIV. Effect Size and Power: "How Much Is Enough?"32. Measures of Effect Size33. Power and the Factors Effecting ItPart XV. Correlation: "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"34. Relationship Strength and Direction35. Pearson r36. Correlation PitfallsPart XVI. Linear Prediction: "You're So Predictable"37. Linear Prediction38. Standard Error of Prediction39. Introduction to Multiple RegressionPart XVII. Review: "Say It Again, Sam"40. Selecting the Appropriate AnalysisAppendix A: Normal Curve TableAppendix B: Binomial TableAppendix C: t TableAppendix D: F Table (ANOVA)Appendix E: Studentized Range Statistic (for Tukey HSD)Appendix F: Chi-Square TableAppendix G: Correlation TableAppendix H: Odd Solutions Texbook ExercisesReferencesIndex
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