Simple Lessons in Statistics for Psychology

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9781500705848: Simple Lessons in Statistics for Psychology
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Simple Lessons in Statistics for Psychology, 2nd ed. is a plainly written, concise introduction to statistical procedures used in Psychology and other disciplines. The focus is on helping the student understand the underlying principles, how and why the statistics work, and what the results of the analyses mean (and don’t mean). Short chapters help to make these goals manageable.

Updates for the 2nd edition include:

· New chapter on confidence intervals
· New chapter on regression
· New diagrams illustrating key concepts
· Several new topics incorporated
· Additional end-of-chapter questions and practice problems
· Clearer figures

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction to statistics
Chapter 2. Introduction to descriptive statistics
Chapter 3. Central Tendency
Chapter 4. Variability
Chapter 5. Z scores
Chapter 6. Introduction to inferential statistics
Chapter 7. The law of large numbers
Chapter 8. The logic of inferential statistics
Chapter 9. Using inferential statistics
Chapter 10. Introduction to the t statistic
Chapter 11. The t test for independent samples
Chapter 12. The t test for related samples
Chapter 13. Errors in hypothesis testing
Chapter 14. Analysis of variance
Chapter 15. Correlation
Chapter 16. Regression
Chapter 17. The chi-square goodness-of-fit test
Chapter 18. Estimating with confidence intervals

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