Statistics is an important branch of mathematics. It deals with organization and interpretation of data. This interpretation and analysis of data holds significance in almost every scientific discipline. Behavioral sciences also rely on statistics for scientific testing. Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 8th edition is an introductory book on statistics. In addition to imparting basic knowledge of testing, this book also teaches the logic behind decision making. 8th edition is a detailed and to the point text. You can also check out some other books on statistics below.
Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 8th Edition.
The organization of chapters is similar to other statistical books. The contents start with introduction to descriptive statistics. Then, there are various tools and techniques of inferential statistics. These contain Z-test, probability and sampling distribution. Moving forward, we have three consecutive chapters on t-test. Similarly, part 4 of the book is dedicated to analysis of variance. Finally, we have chapters on correlation and chi square. These are qualitative tests of data interpretation.
Appendix contains basic mathematics review and many statistical tables. Similarly, general instructions are provided for using SPSS. 8th edition contains updated research examples. These real life examples make learning easier for the students. Similarly, the wise grouping of the book in five parts shows similarity among concepts. A chapter on estimation is not included in the latest edition.
Essentials of Statistics for the behavioral sciences 8th edition contains many learning aids. Learning checks enable students to practice learnt concepts. Similarly, examples and demonstrations also aid in grasping concept. Problems provided at the end of chapters wrap up the newly learnt material. In short, Essentials of Statistics for the behavioral sciences is an excellent book on data testing. It caters all the basic learning needs of students.
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