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An Introduction to Statistical Concepts




ISBN 9781138650558
Published February 21, 2020 by Routledge
1168 Pages

 
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Book Description

The new edition of An Introduction to Statistical Concepts is designed to help students really understand statistical concepts, the situations in which they can be used, and how to apply them to data.

Hahs-Vaughn and Lomax discuss the most popular, along with many of the lesser-known, procedures and models, whilst also exploring nonparametric procedures used when standard assumptions are violated. They provide in-depth coverage of testing assumptions and highlight several online tools for computing statistics (e.g., effect sizes and their confidence intervals and power). This comprehensive, flexible, and accessible text includes a new chapter on mediation and moderation; expanded coverage of effect sizes; and discussions of sensitivity, specificity, false positive, and false negative, along with using the receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve.

This book, noted for its crystal-clear explanations, and its inclusion of only the most crucial equations, is an invaluable resource for students undertaking a course in statistics in any number of social science and behavioral disciplines—from education, business, communication, exercise science, psychology, sociology and more.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1. INTRODUCTION

2. DATA REPRESENTATION

3. UNIVARIATE POPULATION PARAMETERS AND SAMPLE STATISTICS

4. THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION AND STANDARD SCORES

5. INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND SAMPLE STATISTICS

6. INTRODUCTION TO HYPOTHESIS TESTING: INFERENCES ABOUT A SINGLE MEAN

7. INFERENCES ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWO MEANS

8. INFERENCES ABOUT PROPORTIONS

9. INFERENCES ABOUT VARIANCES

10. BIVARIATE MEASURES OF ASSOCIATION

11. ONE-FACTOR ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE – FIXED-EFFECTS MODEL

12. MULTIPLE COMPARISON PROCEDURES

13. FACTORIAL ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE – FIXED-EFFECTS MODEL

14. INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS OF COVARIANCE: THE ONE-FACTOR FIXED-EFFECTS MODEL WITH A SINGLE COVARIATE

15. RANDOM- AND MIXED-EFFECTS ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE MODELS

16. HIERARCHICAL AND RANDOMIZED BLOCK ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE MODELS

17. SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION

18. MULTIPLE LINEAR REGRESSION

19. LOGISTIC REGRESSION

20. MEDIATION AND MODERATION

Appendix: Tables

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Author(s)

Biography

Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn is Professor of Methodology, Measurement, and Analysis at the University of Central Florida, US. Her primary research interest relates to methodological issues associated with applying quantitative statistical methods to survey data obtained under complex sampling designs and using complex survey data to answer substantive research questions.

Richard G. Lomax is Professor Emeritus of Educational and Human Ecology at the Ohio State University, US, and former Associate Dean for Research and Administration. His research primarily focuses on early literacy and statistics.