4th Edition

# Learning From Data An Introduction to Statistical Reasoning using JASP

544 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations
by Routledge

544 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations
by Routledge

544 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations
by Routledge

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This fully updated fourth edition explores the foundations of statistical reasoning, focusing on how to interpret psychological data and statistical results. This edition includes three important new features. First, the book is closely integrated with the free statistical analysis program JASP. Thus, students learn how to use JASP to help with tasks such as constructing grouped frequency distributions, making violin plots, conducting inferential statistical tests, and creating confidence intervals. Second, reflecting the growing use of Bayesian analyses in the professional literature, this edition includes a chapter with an introduction to Bayesian statistics (also using JASP). Third, the revised text incorporates adjunct questions, that is, questions that challenge the student’s understanding, after each major section. Cognitive psychology has demonstrated how adjunct questions and related techniques such as self-explanation can greatly improve comprehension.

Additional key features of the book include:

• A user-friendly approach, with focused attention to explaining the more difficult concepts and the logic behind them. End of chapter tables summarize the hypothesis testing procedures introduced, and exercises support information recall and application.

• The consistent use of a six-step procedure for all hypothesis tests that captures the logic of statistical inference.

• Multiple examples of each of the major inferential statistical tests.

• Boxed media reports illustrate key concepts and their relevance to real-world issues.

• A focus on power, with a separate chapter, and power analysis procedures in each chapter.

With comprehensive digital resources, including large data sets integrated throughout the textbook, and files for conducting analysis in JASP, this is an essential text for undergraduate or beginning graduate statistics courses in psychology, education, and other applied social and health sciences.

01. Why Statistics?

02. Frequency Distributions and Percentiles

03. Central Tendency and Variability

04. z Scores and Normal Distributions

05. Overview of Inferential Statistics

06. Probability

07. Sampling Distributions

08. Logic of Hypothesis Testing

09. Power

10. Logic of Parameter Estimation

11. Inferences About Population Proportions Using the z Statistic

12. Inferences About μ When σ Is Unknown: The Single-sample t Test

13. Comparing Two Populations: Independent Samples

14. Random Sampling, Random Assignment, and Causality

15. Comparing Two Populations: Dependent Samples

16. Comparing Two Population Means: The Independent Sample ANOVA

17. One-Factor ANOVA for Dependent Samples

18. Introduction to Factorial Designs

19. Describing Linear Relationships: Regression

20. Measuring the Strength of Linear Relationships: Correlation

21. Inferences From Nominal Data: The χ2 Statistic

22. Introduction to Bayesian Statistics

Glossary of Symbols

Tables

Appendix A

Appendix B