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Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 4

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences / Edition 4

by Susan A. Nolan, Thomas HeinzenSusan A. Nolan
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Nolan and Heinzen offer an introduction to the basics of statistics that is uniquely suited for behavioral science students, with coverage anchor to real-world stories, a highly visual approach, helpful mathematical support, and step-by-step examples. The new edition focuses on emerging trends that are redefining contemporary behavioral statistics, while adding an remarkable new online feature, Choosing the Correct Statistical Test, in the book’s online component, LaunchPad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781319292423
Publisher: Worth Publishers
Publication date: 06/10/2019
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 736
Product dimensions: 8.01(w) x 10.08(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Susan researches interpersonal consequences of mental illness and the role of gender in STEM fields. Susan holds leadership roles in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and is the President of the Eastern Psychological Association — while also being a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She regularly gives talks about incorporating scientific literacy into the introductory course and across the psychology curriculum. Susan particularly enjoys her time in the classroom teaching Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, International Psychology and Statistics.
Tom Heinzen is Professor of Psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey. A graduate of Rockford College, he earned his Ph.D. in social psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. After publishing his first book on frustration  and creativity in government, Heinzen worked as a public policy research associate, consulted for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and then began his teaching career. He founded William Paterson University’s Psychology Club, established an undergraduate research conference, and has been awarded various teaching honors while continuing to write articles, books, and plays that support the teaching of general psychology and statistics. Heinzen, a fellow of the Eastern Psychological Association, is also the editor of Many Things to Tell You, a volume of poetry by elderly writers. His current  research involves applying game design to higher education.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: An Introduction to Statistics and Research Design

Chapter 2: Frequency Distributions

Chapter 3: Visual Displays of Data

Chapter 4: Central Tendency and Variability

Chapter 5: Sampling and Probability

Chapter 6: The Normal Curve, Standardization and z Scores

Chapter 7: Hypothesis Testing with z Tests

Chapter 8: Confidence Intervals, Effect Size, and Statistical Power

Chapter 9: The Single-Sample t Test

Chapter 10: The Paired-Samples t Test

Chapter 11: The Independent-Samples t Test

Chapter 12: One-Way Between-Groups ANOVA

Chapter 13: One-Way Within-Groups ANOVA

Chapter 14: Two-Way Between-Groups ANOVA

Chapter 15: Correlation

Chapter 16: Regression

Chapter 17: Chi-Square Tess

Chapter 18: Choosing and Reporting Statistics

Appendix A: Reference for Basic Mathematics

Appendix B: Statistical Tables

Appendix C: Solutions to End-of-Chapter Problems

Appendix D: Check Your Learning Solutions




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