This text emphasizes contemporary research problems to better illustrate the relevance of statistical analysis in scientific research. All statistical methods are introduced in the context of a realistic problem, many of which are from contemporary published research.
Provides a conceptual development of basic statistical methods in the context of contemporary research problems in the behavioral sciences, stressing continuity and placing material on correlation and regression at the end of the text. Features problems based on published research, mathematical explanations integrated throughout the text, review questions, and sample journal reports of statistical analysis with exercises. Includes appendices of tables, formulas, and symbols, a mathematics review, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)