|Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 8th Ed Textbook Book Wallnau Gravetter|
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|By far the best-selling introduction to statistics for students in the behavioral and social sciences, this text continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through Learning Checks, examples, step-by-step Demonstrations, and problems. A strong ancillary package includes PowerLecture(tm), which contains lecture slides, JoinIn(tm) Student Response System content, and a computerized test bank; Enhanced WebAssign, a complete and easy-to-use homework management system; WebTutor(tm); an Instructor's Manual/TestBank, plus other online and print resources.|
By far the best-selling introduction to statistics for users in the behavioral and social sciences, this book continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help users understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Users have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through Learning Checks, examples, step-by-step Demonstrations, and problems.
|Author||Frederick J. Gravetter, Larry B. Wallnau|
|Number Of Pages||816 pages|
|Series||Available Titles Aplia Ser.|
|Table Of Content|
|Table Of Content||PART I. INTRODUCTION AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. 1. Introduction to Statistics. 2. Frequency Distributions. 3. Central Tendency. 4. Variability. PART II. FOUNDATIONS OF INFERENTIAL STATISTICS. 5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions. 6. Probability. 7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means. PART III. INFERENCES ABOUT MEANS AND MEAN DIFFERENCES. 8. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing. 9. Introduction to the t Statistic. 10. The t Test for Two Independent Samples. 11. The t Test for Two Related Samples. 12. Estimation. 13. Introduction to Analysis of Variance. 14. Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). 15. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance (Independent Measures). PART IV. CORRELATIONS AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS. 16. Correlation. 17. Introduction to Regression. 18. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence. 19. The Binomial Test. 20. Statistical Techniques for Ordinal Data: Mann-Whitney, Wilcoxon, Kruskal Wallis, and Friedman Tests. Appendix A. Basic Mathematics Review. Appendix B. Statistical Tables. Appendix C. Solutions for Odd-Numbered Problems. Appendix D. General Instructions for Using SPSS. Statistics Organizer. References. Index.|
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Whether a book is easy to understand or not depends on the reader's experience and background. Personally, this is the best statistics book I've ever had. It explains the basic concepts like the central tendency and frequency distributions well. The authors tend to repeat the important concepts and points in different places, so you get reinforcement of the knowledge. As the title says, this book is catered for statistics for the behavioral sciences, so if you are in a psychology or management class, it is a plus because they quote examples related to the field. However, since the statistics in this book are general and can apply to any field, I'll still recommend this book to anyone who are serious in statistics.
On a side note, the content of the international edition of this book is the same, but the problems (questions) at the end of each chapter are quite different from the U.S. edition.
I thought that I was getting the original Statistics for Behavioral Sciences book because of the picture on display, however when I received the book, it was the International version. The text is pretty much the same as the original, but on the cover it says not for sale in the United States, so now I can't really sell the book.
Always buy international textbooks! Its the same as the regular book and much cheaper!!!! Cool subject too! I think the even number answers are even in the back of the book! I'm a psychology major and this book really comes in handy! Really a great purchase at a great price if you buy international!
I had to buy this book for class and I'm seriously wondering why I bought it in the first place. I ended up having to buy a second book just so I could understand this one! My professor doesn't even pull homework problems from the book. He has a "bank" of questions and problems that he uses instead. Completely pointless. This book is impossible to understand and I would not recommend it. Only buy it if you have to! And if you do have to, make sure you get the book "Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics" as well so you can understand what's going on.
This book seems to have all of the information you would need to have a basic understanding of statistics. Everything is described in an easy to understand manner.