OVERVIEW

Over the past four decades there has been a huge change in statistical methods in the behavioral sciences. New fields, with their own techniques, have developed, and the traditional fields have broadened their approach to the point that the classic methods of the past have been supplanted by more refined and useful techniques.Forty years ago there was hardly a field called ‘behavioral science’, psychology largely was the behavioral sciences. Now, psychology has expanded and developed in a myriad of ways, to the point where ‘behavioral science’ is often the more useful term. Physiological psychology has become neuroscience, covering areas not previously part of psychology. Decision making has become decision science, learning theory has become cognitive science, again exploring problems that were not even considered 40 years ago. Advances in technology have also brought forth a host of new techniques that were not possible in the days of manual or electronic calculators. And with all these changes, there have been corresponding changes in the appropriate statistical methodologies.

A timely and accessible reference for all behavioral sciences research and development...
Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science represents an invaluable addition to both the psychological and statistical literature, forming an essential reference work for researchers, educators and students in the fields of applied psychology, sociology, market research, consumer behavior, management science, decision making and human resource management.

The Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science encompasses the refined statistical concepts and techniques that are essential to the advancement of psychology and its everwidening fields of application.
Providing comprehensive accounts drawn from the huge expansion of statistical methodologies in the behavioral sciences, highlighting new techniques and recent developments
Up-to-date coverage of developing fields including neuroscience, behavioral genetics, decision science and cognitive science
Containing over 600 articles from over 400 authors. Contributions are from eminent psychologists and statisticians world-wide
Theoretical methods fully supported by practical examples
Extensively cross-referenced to ensure fast and accurate access to authoritative information