Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Becoming a Psychological Detective, An : 9781292052588

Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods: Pearson New International Edition VitalSource eText: Becoming a Psychological Detective, An

 
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9781292052588
ISBN 10
 
1292052589
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26/08/2013
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For undergraduate Psychology courses in statistics and research methods.

A forward-looking text that combines research methods and statistics, this book is valuable for a single course or a two-semester sequence that covers what have traditionally been two separate courses.

Table of contents
1. The Science of Psychology.

2. Research Ideas and Hypotheses.

3. Ethics in Psychological Research.

4. Basic Statistical Concepts, Frequency Tables, Graphs, Frequency Distributions, and Measures of Central Tendency.

5. The Basics of Experimentation I: Variables and Control.

6. Summarizing and Comparing Data: Measures of Variation, Distribution of Means and the Standard Error of the Mean, and z Scores.

7. The Basics of Experimentation II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues.

8. Correlation and Prediction.

9. Probability, the Normal Curve, and Sampling.

10. Designing and Conducting Experiments with Two Groups.

11. Inferential Tests of Significance I: t tests—Analyzing Experiments with Two Groups.

12. Designing and Conducting Experiments with More Than Two Groups.

13. Inferential Tests of Significance II: Analyzing and Interpreting Experiments with More Than Two Groups.

14. Designing and Conducting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables.

15. Inferential Tests of Significance III: Analyzing and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables.

16. Alternative Research Designs.

17. External Validity and Critiquing Experimental Research.

18. Data Transformations and Nonparametric Tests of Significance.

19. Nonexperimental Methods.

20. Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report.

Appendix A: Statistical Tables.

Appendix B: Check Your Progress Answers.

Appendix C: Answers to Exercises

References

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