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Table Of Contents

Introduction to Social Science Research Principles and Terminology
Populations and Samples, Statistics and Parameters
Types of Variables and Scales of Measurement
research Designs
Making Sense of Distributions and graphs
Wrapping Up and Looking Forward
glossary of Terms for Chapter 1
Measures of Central Tendency in Depth
Example: The Mean, Median, and Mode of a Skewed Distribution
Writing it Up
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 2
Measures of Variability in Depth
Example: Examining the range, Variance, and Standard Deviation
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 3
The Normal Distribution in Depth
Example: Applying Normal Distribution Probabilities to a Nonnormal Distribution
glossary of Terms for Chapter 4
Standardization and z Scores in Depth
Examples: Comparing raw Scores and z Scores
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 5
Standard Errors in Depth
Example: Sample Size and Standard Deviation Effects on the Standard Error
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 6
Statistical Signifcance in Depth
Effect Size in Depth
Confdence Intervals in Depth
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 7
recommended reading
Pearson Correlation Coeffcients in Depth
A Brief Word on Other Types of Correlation Coeffcients
Example: The Correlation between grades and Test Scores
Writing It Up
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 8
Independent Samples t Tests in Depth
Paired or Dependent Samples t Tests in Depth
Example: Comparing Boys’ and girls’ grade Point Averages
Example: Comparing Fifth- and Sixth-grade gPAs
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 9
One-Way ANOVA in Depth
Example: Comparing the Preferences of 5-, 8-, and 12-Year-Olds
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 10
Factorial ANOVA in Depth
Example: Performance, Choice, and Public versus Private Evaluation
glossary of Terms for Chapter 11
Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance
repeated-Measures ANOVA in Depth
Example: Changing Attitudes about Standardized Tests
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 12
regression in Depth
Multiple regression
Example: Predicting the Use of Self-Handicapping Strategies
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 13
Chi-Square Test of Independence in Depth
Example: generational Status and grade Level
glossary of Terms and Symbols for Chapter 14
Factor Analysis in Depth
Factor Analysis and Reliability Analysis: Data Reduction Techniques
A More Concrete Example of Exploratory Factor Analysis
reliability Analysis in Depth
Wrapping Up
Appendices
CrITICAL VALUES OF THE STUDENTIZED rANgE STATISTIC (FOr TUKEY HSD TESTS)
References
Glossary of Symbols
Index
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Statistics in Plain English, 3rd Ed 2010

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