Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences demystifies and fully explains statistics without leaving out relevant topics or simply presenting formulas, in a format that is non-threatening and inviting to students. Gary Heiman has written a textbook—clearly, patiently, and with an occasional touch of humor—that teaches students not only how to compute an answer on demand, but also why they should perform the procedure or what their answer reveals about the data. Heiman has achieved five objectives in writing this text: to take a conceptual-intuitive approach, to present statistics within an understandable research context, to deal directly and positively with student weaknesses in mathematics, to introduce new terms and concepts in an integrated way, and to create a text that students will enjoy as well as learn from!
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Gary Heiman is an associate professor at Buffalo State College. He received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1976. He has written four books for Houghton Mifflin: Statistics for the Behavioral Science, Research Methods in Psychology, Understanding Research Methods and Statistics: An Integrated Introduction for Psychology, and Essential Statistics for Behavioral Sciences. Heiman is praised by reviewers and adopters for his readable prose and effective pedagogical skills.
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