Elements of Statistical Reasoning

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This text stresses conceptual development and the logic of statistics for use in the Behavioral Sciences. It is designed for those who need to evaluate statistical findings. Coverage includes estimation procedures, independent samples t-test, Steven's scales of measurements, Pearson correlation coefficient. Updated to include Turkey's HSD test on factorial analysis of variance and Spearman's rho on assumption-free tests and all chapter have been edited to enhance clarity and flow, to simplify numbers in the worked problems, and to align all examples with the behavioral sciences.

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This carefully paced text presents fundamental material for the first course in statistics without sacrificing clarity or depth of understanding. Relates statistical theory to the realities of research and illustrates concepts with specific examples. Appendixes include a math review and numerous worked problems.

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A Better Understanding Through Conceptual Development If you’re looking for an engaging approach to statistics, then you’ll enjoy the clear exposition in this text. Conceptual development and the logic of statistics is stressed throughout with special attention placed on the needs of students. The more difficult concepts are presented in a step-by-step basis to provide a better understanding. All the while, the scope, tone, and accuracy to statistical statements from the first edition are retained. New Features of the Second Edition

  • All chapters have been revised to enhance clarity and flow, to simplify numbers in the worked problems, and to align all examples with the behavioral sciences.
  • The presentation of probability has been streamlined to focus on the basics needed for understanding statistical inference.
  • The discussion of statistical power has been simplified to focus on its meaning and importance, and the factors affecting it.
  • Estimation procedures are introduced earlier and are integrated into subsequent chapters.

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