This comprehensive graduate-level statistics text is aimed at students with a minimal background in the area or those who are wary of the subject matter. The new edition of this successful text will continue to offer students a lively and engaging introduction to the field, provide comprehensive coverage of the material, and will also include examples and exercises using common statistical software packages (SPSS).
This statistics textbook for graduate students of psychology incorporates various research methods throughout the text. Topics covered include the concepts and limitations of hypothesis testing, linear correlation and regression, the t-test and matched t-test, basic analysis of variance in one- and two-way designs, and repeated measures ANOVA. The second edition includes new chapters on multiple regression and the regression approach to ANOVA as well as new material on the intraclass correlation, the analysis of Latin-square designs, and the analysis of trend components. Cohen (psychology, New York U.) has been teaching statistics for more than 15 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)