2nd Edition

Statistical Methods An Introduction to Basic Statistical Concepts and Analysis

By Cheryl Ann Willard Copyright 2020
    364 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    364 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Statistical Methods: An Introduction to Basic Statistical Concepts and Analysis, Second Edition is a textbook designed for students with no prior training in statistics. It provides a solid background of the core statistical concepts taught in most introductory statistics textbooks. Mathematical proofs are deemphasized in favor of careful explanations of statistical constructs.

    The text begins with coverage of descriptive statistics such as measures of central tendency and variability, then moves on to inferential statistics. Transitional chapters on z-scores, probability, and sampling distributions pave the way to understanding the logic of hypothesis testing and the inferential tests that follow. Hypothesis testing is taught through a four-step process. These same four steps are used throughout the text for the other statistical tests presented including t tests, one- and two-way ANOVAs, chi-square, and correlation. A chapter on nonparametric tests is also provided as an alternative when the requirements cannot be met for parametric tests.

    Because the same logical framework and sequential steps are used throughout the text, a consistency is provided that allows students to gradually master the concepts. Their learning is enhanced further with the inclusion of "thought questions" and practice problems integrated throughout the chapters.

    New to the second edition:

    • Chapters on factorial analysis of variance and non-parametric techniques for all data
    • Additional and updated chapter exercises for students to test and demonstrate their learning
    • Full instructor resources: test bank questions, Powerpoint slides, and an Instructor Manual


    List of Tables




    Chapter 1. Introduction to Statistics

    Chapter 2. Organizing Data Using Tables and Graphs

    Chapter 3. Measures of Central Tendency

    Chapter 4. Measures of Variability

    Chapter 5. z-Scores and Other Standard Scores

    Chapter 6. Probability and the Normal Distribution

    Chapter 7. Sampling Distribution of Means

    Chapter 8. Hypothesis Testing

    Chapter 9. One-Sample t Test

    Chapter 10. Two-Sample t Test: Independent Samples Design

    Chapter 11. Two-Sample t Test: Related Samples Design

    Chapter 12. Confidence Interval versus Point Estimation

    Chapter 13. One-Way Analysis of Variance

    Chapter 14. Factorial Analysis of Variance

    Chapter 15. Correlation and Regression

    Chapter 16. Chi-Square

    Chapter 17. Nonparametric Statistics for Ordinal Data

    Appendix A. Glossary of Statistical Terms

    Appendix B. Glossary of Statistical Formulas

    Appendix C. Answers to Odd Numbered End of Chapter Problems



    Cheryl Ann Willard serves on the faculty of the Psychology Department at Lee College in the Houston, Texas area. She has been teaching courses in psychology and statistics for over 25 years and continues to take great joy in witnessing her students develop new skills and apply them in new and creative ways.