Textbook

# Explaining Psychological Statistics, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-00718-1
864 pages
For Instructors
This comprehensive graduate-level statistics text is aimed at students with a minimal background in the area or those who are wary of the subject matter. The new edition of this successful text will continue to offer students a lively and engaging introduction to the field, provide comprehensive coverage of the material, and will also include examples and exercises using common statistical software packages (SPSS).
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Preface to the Third Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Part One: Descriptive Statistics.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Psychological Statistics.

Chapter 2. Frequency Tables, Graphs, and Distributions.

Chapter 3. Measures of Central tendency and Variability.

Chapter 4. Standardized Scores and the Normal Distribution.

Part Two: One - And Two-Sample Hypothesis Tests.

Chapter 5. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing: The One-Sample z Test.

Chapter 6. Interval Estimation and the t Distribution.

Chapter 7. The t Test For Two Independent Sample Means.

Chapter 8. Statistical Power and Effect Size.

Part Three: Hypothesis Tests Involving Two Measures on Each Subject.

Chapter 9. Linear Correlation.

Chapter 10. Linear Regression.

Chapter 11. The Matched t Test.

Part Four: Analysis of Variance without Repeated Measures.

Chapter 12. One-Way Independent ANOVA.

Chapter 13. Multiple Comparisons.

Chapter 14. Two-Way ANOVA.

Part Five: Analysis of Variance with Repeated Measures.

Chapter 15. Repeated Measures ANOVA.

Chapter 16. TWO-WAY Mixed Design ANOVA.

Part Six: Multiple Regression and Its Connection to ANOVA.

Chapter 17. Multiple Regression.

Chapter 18. The Regression Approach to ANOVA.

Part Seven: Nonparametric Statistics.

Chapter 19. The Binomial Distribution.

Chapter 20. Chi-Square Tests.

Chapter 21. Statistical Tests for Ordinal Data.

Appendix A. Statistical Tables.

Appendix B. Answers to Selected Exercises.

References.

Index.

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Barry H. Cohen, PhD, is the director of the master's program in psychology at New York University, where he has been teaching statistics for more than twenty years. He is the coauthor of two other successful statistics books from Wiley: Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Sixth Edition and Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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1. New coverage of statistical software material (SPSS).

2. One data set carried throughout illustrates the various statistical computations.

3. Sections on MANOVA and expanded coverage of effect-size measures and confidence intervals.

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• Offers an engaging, non-intimidating introduction to statistics.
• Ancillaries online include instructor's manual, test bank, and author-created website with supplements, study guide, and errata.
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"In conclusion, Cohen's text provides a clear, comprehensive, and modern survey of the most commonly used staistical methods for psychological reseearch.  After using the book to learn about these procedures in a statistics course, students and instructors alike will also find it a valuable reference as they progress through their research careers." (Comptes Rendues de Lecture Book Reviews)

"I teach a Master’s level, one-semester statistics course, and it is a challenge to find a textbook that is at the right level...Barry Cohen’s book is the best one I have found.... I like the fact that the chapters have different sections that allow the professor to decide how much depth of coverage to include in his/her course...(T)his is a strong and improved edition of an already good book."
—Karen Caplovitz Barrett, Ph.D., Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University

Student Reviewer
"...(T)he quality is uniformly good...This is not the first statistics text I have read but it is one of the best."
—Michael Dosch, CRNA, MS, Doctoral Student in College of Education, Wayne State University

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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Supplement SUP0006881
Online Instructions Manual, test bank, and author-created website with a study guide and errata sheet. Website also includes computer exercises and detailed explanations of how to perform the exercises and interpret the output of SPSS.
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
Supplement SUP0006881
Online Instructions Manual, test bank, and author-created website with a study guide and errata sheet. Website also includes computer exercises and detailed explanations of how to perform the exercises and interpret the output of SPSS.
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