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Supplemental Material for Use With Statistics Alive!
About the Author
Part I. Preliminary Information: "First Things First"
1. Math Review, Vocabulary, and Symbols
2. Measurement Scales
Part II. Tables and Graphs: "On Display"
3. Frequency and Percentile Tables
4. Graphs and Plots
Part III. Central Tendency: "Bull's-Eye"
5. Mode, Median, and Mean
Part IV. Dispersion: "From Here To Eternity"
6. Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation
Part V. The Normal Curve and Standard Scores: "What's the Score?"
7. Percent Area and the Normal Curve
8. z Scores
9. Score Transformations and Their Effects
Part VI. Probability: "Odds Are"
10. Probability Definitions and Theorems
11. The Binomial Distribution
Part VII. Inferential Theory: "Of Truth and Relativity"
12. Sampling, Variables, and Hypotheses
13. Errors and Significance
14. The z Score as a Hypothesis Test
Part VIII. The One-Sample Test: "Are They From Our Part of Town?"
15. Standard Error of the Mean
16. Normal Deviate Z Test
17. One-Sample t Test
18. Interpreting and Reporting One-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
Part IX. The Two-Sample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours"
19. Standard Error of the Difference Between the Means
20. t Test With Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
21. t test With Unequal Sample Sizes
22. t Test With Related Samples
23. Interpreting and Reporting Two-Sample t: Error, Confidence, and Parameter Estimates
Part X. The Multisample Test: "Ours Is Better Than Yours or Theirs"
24. ANOVA Logic: Sums of Squares, Partitioning, and mean Squares
25. One-Way ANOVA: Independent Samples and Equal Sample Sizes
Part XI. Post Hoc Tests: "So Who's Responsible?"
26. Turkey HSD Test
27. Scheffé Test
Part XII. More Than One Idependent Variable: "Double Dutch Jump Rope"
28. Main Effects and Interaction Effects
29. Factorial ANOVA
Part XIII. Nonparametric Statistics: "Without Form or Void"
30. One-Variable Chi-Square: Goodness of Fit
31. Two-Variable Chi-Square: Test of Independence
Part XIV. Effect Size and Power: "How Much Is Enough?"
32. Measures of Effect Size
33. Power and the Factors Effecting It
Part XV. Correlation: "Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"
34. Relationship Strength and Direction
35. Pearson r
36. Correlation Pitfalls
Part XVI. Linear Prediction: "You're So Predictable"
37. Linear Prediction
38. Standard Error of Prediction
39. Introduction to Multiple Regression
Part XVII. Review: "Say It Again, Sam"
40. Selecting the Appropriate Analysis
Appendix A: Normal Curve Table
Appendix B: Binomial Table
Appendix C: t Table
Appendix D: F Table (ANOVA)
Appendix E: Studentized Range Statistic (for Tukey HSD)
Appendix F: Chi-Square Table
Appendix G: Correlation Table
Appendix H: Odd Solutions Texbook Exercises
Based on years of first-hand teaching experience, Wendy J. Steinberg has created Statistics Alive!, the most user-friendly statistics text for students in the social and behavioral sciences, now in its Second Edition. She believes that this audience can master basic statistics-especially the mechanics and the underlying logic of hypothesis testing-by employing a conceptual, modular approach without dumbing down the presentation. While this textbook includes must-have topics such as frequency distributions, hypothesis formation, and inferential statistics and bivariate regression, it also includes concepts of sampling error, significant differences, and Type 1 and Type 2 errors throughout. Also, effect size and power, often shortchanged in other textbooks, each get substantive treatment. Students are well prepared for a next course in statistics.
The modular treatment allows students to master prescribed chunks of information before continuing to the next module.
Mathematical proofs are minimized, in favor of verbal explanations.
Strong pedagogy throughout includes a series of learning objectives and key terms in the beginning of each chapter to scaffold the student's learning
The "Check Yourself!" questions throughout allow for student knows immediately whether or not he has mastered what he has just read.
The logical similarity of all hypothesis tests is stressed, so that the student understands the meaning of the calculations, as well as which statistics apply to which designs.
A final module provides both a narrative review and a visual flow-chart for matching statistics with designs.
New to the Second Edition
Twice as many chapter exercises
Solutions provided to the student for half of the exercises
A final module on multiple regression and the General Liner Model is included, as a bridge for students continuing on to a second course in statistics
SPSS point-and-click instructions and screen shots of the output for all in-text examples, so that students can solve the exercises both manually and via software
Descriptive dispersion solutions shown using both N and n-1 denominators, to accommodate any instructor's preference
A more comprehensive Student Study Guide and Instructor Resource Guide
A version bound with SPSS Student Version 18.0 is also available (ISBN: 978-1-4129-7951-1).