By far the best-selling introduction to statistics for users in the behavioral and social sciences, this book continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goal of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 8th Edition is to not only teach the methods of statistics, but also to convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help users understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Users have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through Learning Checks, examples, step-by-step Demonstrations, and problems.
Teaches methods of statistics and how to apply them appropriately. This fifth edition contains revised problems and learning checks, and is divided into sections on descriptive statistics, foundations of inferential statistics, inferential statistics for sample mean differences, and non-parametric statistics. Each section is preceded by a brief synopsis of goals and direction of material to be covered. Includes chapter summaries, problem solving tips, worked examples, and problems. The authors are affiliated with the State University of New York College at Brockport. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)