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 Figures List of Tables Preface Supplemental Material for Use With Statistics Alive! Acknowledgments About the Author Part I. Preliminary Information: "First Things First" 1. Math Review, Vocabulary, and Symbols 2. Measurement Scales Part II. Tables and Graphs: "On Display" 3. Frequency and Percentile Tables 4. Graphs and Plots Part III. Central Tendency: "Bull's-Eye" 5. Mode, Median, and Mean Part IV. Dispersion: "From Here To Eternity" 6. Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation Part V. The Normal Curve and Standard Scores: "What's the Score?" 7. Percent Area and the Normal Curve 8. z Scores 9. Score Transformations and Their Effects Part VI. Probability: "Odds Are" 10. Probability Definitions and Theorems 11. The Binomial Distribution Part VII. Inferential Theory: "Of Truth and Relativity" 12. Sampling, Variables, and Hypotheses 13. Errors and Significance 14. The z Score as a Hypothesis Test Part VIII. The One-Sample Test: "Are They From Our Part of Town?" 15. Standard Error of the Mean 16. Normal Deviate Z Test 17. One-Sample t Test 18. Interpreting and Reporting One-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates Part IX. The Two-Sample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours" 19. Standard Error of the Difference Between the Means 20. t Test With Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes 21. t test With Unequal Sample Sizes 22. t Test With Related Samples 23. Interpreting and Reporting Two-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates Part X. The Multisample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours or Theirs" 24. ANOVA Logic: Sums of Squares, Partitioning, and mean Squares 25. One-Way ANOVA: Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes Part XI. Post Hoc Tests: "So Who's Responsible?" 26. Turkey HSD Test 27. Scheffe Test Part XII. More Than One Idependent Variable: "Double Dutch Jump Rope" 28. Main Effects and Interaction Effects 29. Factorial ANOVA Part XIII. Nonparametric Statistics: "Without Form or Void" 30. One-Variable Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit 31. Two-Variable Chi-Square: Test of Independence Part XIV. Effect Size and Power: "How Much Is Enough?" 32. Measures of Effect Size 33. Power and the Factors Effecting It Part XV. Correlation: "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go" 34. Relationship Strength and Direction 35. Pearson r 36. Correlation Pitfalls Part XVI. Linear Prediction: "You're So Predictable" 37. Linear Prediction 38. Standard Error of Prediction 39. Introduction to Multiple Regression Part XVII. Review: "Say It Again, Sam" 40. Selecting the Appropriate Analysis Appendix A: Normal Curve Table Appendix B: Binomial Table Appendix C: t Table Appendix D: F Table (ANOVA) Appendix E: Studentized Range Statistic (for Tukey HSD) Appendix F: Chi-Square Table Appendix G: Correlation Table Appendix H: Odd Solutions Texbook Exercises References Index