Statistics for Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (6e) : 9781292040295

Statistics for Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (6e)

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Emphasizing meaning and concepts, not just symbols and numbers

Statistics for Psychology, 6th edition places definitional formulas center stage to emphasize the logic behind statistics and discourage rote memorization. Each procedure is explained in a direct, concise language and both verbally and numerically.

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Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Know both definitional and numerical formulas and how to apply them
  • Understand the logic behind each formula
  • Expose students to the latest thinking in statistical theory and application
  • Prepare students to read research articles
  • Learn how to use SPSS
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Displaying the order in a group of numbers

Chapter 2 Central tendency and variability

Chapter 3 Some key ingredients for inferential statistics: Z scores, the normal curve, sample versus population, and probability

Chapter 4 Introduction to hypothesis testing

Chapter 5 Hypothesis testing with means of samples

Chapter 6 Making sense of statistical significance: Effect size and statistical power

Chapter 7 Introduction to the t test: Single sample and dependent means

Chapter 8 The t test for independent means

Chapter 9 Introduction to the analysis of variance

Chapter 10 Factorial analysis of variance

Chapter 11 Correlation

Chapter 12 Prediction

Chapter 13 Chi-square tests

Chapter 14 Strategies when population distributions are not normal: Data transformations and rank-order tests

Chapter 15 Integration and the general linear model and Making sense of advanced statistical procedures in research articles
Features & benefits
  • Provides a concise summary of definitional formulas mathematically, verbally, and visually so students can understand the logic behind the procedure. The authors emphasizes on accessibility for all readers. (ex. pg. 36)
  • Gives examples of how a statistical method is reported in current journal articles (ex. pg. 350)
  • Engages in the most current statistical theory and application
  • “How are you Doing” exercises for students serves as a checkpoint for each chapter (ex. pg. 89)
  • SPSS screen shots are included within the text to further facilitate learning. Examples in the text show students how to compute SPSS procedures and include a worked out example with screen shots. (ex. pg. 31 - 33)
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  • NEW! Can be bundled with MyStatLab - provides instructors with a rich and flexible set of course materials and tools, and it offers students a personalized interactive learning environment, where they can learn at their own pace and measure their progress.