Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (4th Edition)

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9780131562783: Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (4th Edition)

For one-quarter/semester courses that focus on the basics or combine statistics with research methods.

 

By using definitional formulas to emphasize the concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization, students work problems in a way that keeps them constantly aware of the underlying logic of what they are doing. 

 

Here, in the fourth edition of Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, the authors have refined their text by building off an already well-established approach - emphasizing the intuitive, deemphasizing the mathematical, and explaining everything in direct, simple language - but also going beyond these principles to both further student understanding and stimulate the long-suffering community of statistics instructors. By using definitional formulas to emphasize the concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization, students work problems in a way that keeps them constantly aware of the underlying logic of what they are doing. 

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Because today statistics are done by computer, not by hand, and the majority of social science majors are human- and word-oriented, not math and number oriented, this text offers a different approach to teaching statistics. Focusing on understanding, it emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, explains everything in clear, simple language, and requires students to put what they know into words rather than to recite formulas.

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Focusing on understanding, it emphasizes the intuitive, de-emphasizes the mathematical, explains everything in clear, simple language, and requires reader to put what they know into words rather than to recite formulas. Emphasizes statistical methods as used in research in a wide range of social science fields e.g., education, sociology, communication, political science, anthropology, psychology, business.

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