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Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences



Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Barry H. Cohen, R. Brooke Lea

ISBN: 978-0-471-48076-1 April 2004 291 Pages


Master the essential statistical skills used in social and behavioral sciences

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overwhelming amount of material covered in introductory statistics courses into a handy, practical resource for students and professionals. This accessible guide covers basic to advanced concepts in a clear, concrete, and readable style.

Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences guides you to a better understanding of basic concepts of statistical methods. Numerous practical tips are presented for selecting appropriate statistical procedures. In addition, this useful guide demonstrates how to evaluate and interpret statistical data, provides numerous formulas for calculating statistics from tables of summary statistics, and offers a variety of worked examples.

As part of the Essentials of Behavioral Science series, this book offers a thorough review of the most relevant statistical concepts and techniques that will arm you with the tools you'll need for knowledgeable, informed practice. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Series Preface.

One. Descriptive Statistics.

Two. Introduction to Null Hypothesis Testing.

Three. The Two-Group t II Test.

Four. Correlation and Regression.

Five. One-Way ANOVA and Multiple Comparisons.

Six. Power Analysis.

Seven. Factorial ANOVA.

Eight. Repeated-Measures ANOVA.

Nine. Nonparametric Statistics.

Appendix A: Statistical Tables.

Appendix B: Answers to Putting it into Practice Exercises.


Annotated Bibliography.



About the Authors.

  1. Perfect companion to any statistics text for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, counseling, education, or social work
  2. Part of the new Essentials of Behavioral Science series
  3. Features quick-reference boxes, case examples, and "Test Yourself" questions
  4. Barry Cohen is the author of Explaining Psychological Statistics (Wiley).