Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (with APA Card),
10th Edition

Frederick J Gravetter, Larry B. Wallnau, Lori-Ann B. Forzano, James E. Witnauer

ISBN-13: 9780357601969 | ISBN-10: 0357601963

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

List Price USD $189.95


Updated with the latest research, Gravetter/Wallnau/Forzano/Witnauer's ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition delivers straightforward instruction, hands-on learning tools and real-world examples to help you go beyond memorizing formulas to truly understanding the hows and whys of statistics. Giving extra focus to the topics students typically struggle with most, the authors take time to fully explain statistical concepts. Integrated applications reinforce concepts, offering further support to ensure that even those with a weak background in mathematics can fully grasp statistics. The authors also illustrate how an understanding of statistical procedures will help you comprehend published findings -- ultimately leading you to become a savvy consumer of information. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution helps you learn on your own terms.

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The late Frederick J Gravetter was Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, Dr. Gravetter specialized in statistics, experimental design, and cognitive psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. In addition to publishing several research articles, Dr. Gravetter co-authored Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences and Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.

Larry B. Wallnau is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. While teaching at Brockport, he published numerous research articles in biopsychology and provided editorial consultation for journals in his field. He has taught statistics, animal behavior, biopsychology, psychopharmacology and introductory psychology. With Dr. Frederick J Gravetter, he co-authored all previous editions of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, now in its 10th edition. Dr. Wallnau received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Haven and his Ph.D. in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. In his leisure time, he is an avid runner with his canine companion, Gracie.

Lori-Ann B Forzano is Professor of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where she regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, learning, animal behaviour, and the psychology of eating. Her research examines impulsivity and self-control in adults and children and has been published in the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Learning and Motivation and The Psychological Record. Dr. Forzano also co-authored Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. She received her PhD in experimental psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

James E. Witnauer is Associate Professor of Psychology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, where he teaches undergraduate courses in experimental psychology and graduate courses in statistics and biopsychology. He earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from State University of New York, Binghamton, and a B.A. in psychology from State University of New York, Buffalo State College.

  • Extensively revised end-of-chapter problems now include expanded solutions that are modeled after in-text examples. The solutions also offer corrective feedback for common mistakes, which further strengthens student comprehension.
  • Chapters -- and many sections within each chapter -- are designed to be self-contained, giving instructors complete flexibility to delete or reorganize topics to match their syllabus.
  • An appendix presents a detailed introduction to SPSS for instructors using that or similar statistics programs. In addition, the end-of-chapter Resources sections demonstrate the step-by-step process of using the program for specific statistical applications.
  • A signature feature of the text continues to be its student-friendly, conversational way of explaining statistics. Statistical formulas are presented in both standard mathematical notation and in everyday language. In addition, the book provides a conceptual framework for each statistical application, which helps students understand the purpose of the formulas and the questions they are designed to answer.
  • Making this popular book accessible for all students, real-world examples from across the social and behavioral sciences vividly demonstrate how behavioral statistics apply to everyday life. Multiple examples demonstrate specific statistical procedures in the context of current research designs and data for which they are appropriate, helping to facilitate the connection between statistics and research methods.
  • End-of-chapter SPSS sections now use SPSS 25 and have been significantly expanded to offer more detailed, step-by-step demonstrations -- including SPSS screenshots -- for how to conduct chapter relevant analyses. A new research example, dataset and steps for setting up variables and data entry have been added for each. In addition, a new "Try it Yourself" feature provides solutions so students can check their understanding of the material.
  • ESSENTIALS OF STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES has been edited to align with Gravetter/Forzano's RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, enabling a more seamless transition from the terminology and organization of statistics to what is used in research methods. Taken together, the two books provide a smooth two-semester sequence of Statistics and Methods or an integrated Statistics/Methods course.
  • Topics that traditionally have been difficult for students are given special attention, such as degrees of freedom, the distribution of sample means and more. Coverage of statistical power has been extensively rewritten and reorganized so that students can follow steps to calculate power.
  • The Basic Mathematics Review appendix provides instruction for the math skills necessary for the course, and its self-assessment tools enable students to check their understanding of the material. The back matter of the text also includes a Statistics Organizer full of flowcharts and summaries to help students select the appropriate statistical method for the type of data and study being analyzed.
  • A Preview opens each chapter with an engaging research example that piques students' curiosity and prepares them to dive into chapter content by putting them in the cognitive mindset of the material.
  • Literature sections throughout demonstrate and explain how statistical results are presented in research reports using current APA-format guidelines, guiding students to become savvy consumers of information.
  • The SPSS Appendix with instructions for getting started has been significantly expanded to include SPSS screenshots, details of SPSS Variable View instructions, linking of SPSS data formats with data structure categories in Chapter 1 and a demonstration example that illustrates the use of setting up variables and entering data.

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Statistics.
2. Frequency Distributions.
3. Central Tendency.
4. Variability.
5. z-Scores: Location of Scores and Standardized Distributions.
6. Probability.
7. Probability and Samples: The Distribution of Sample Means.
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. Introduction to Analysis of Variance.
13. Two-Factor Analysis of Variance.
14. Correlation and Regression.
15. The Chi-Square Statistic: Tests for Goodness of Fit and Independence.

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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (with APA Card)

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