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Reading Statistics and Research
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For courses in Research Methods, Reading and Understanding Research, and Quantitative Methods/Statistics. This uniquely accessible text shows precisely how to decipher and critique statistically-based research reports. Praised for its non-intimidating writing style, the text emphasizes concepts over formulas. The 6th edition contains 492 new excerpts drawn from recent journal articles, as well as three new chapters. An author-generated companion website has chapter outlines and quizzes, lists of misconceptions, links to online resources, and more.(www.readingstats.com) Reading Statistics and Research gives readers the knowledge and confidence they need to understand, evaluate, and write research reports.
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Brief Contents 1 The Typical Format of a Journal Article X 2 Descriptive Statistics: The Univariate Case XX 3 Bivariate Correlation XX 4 Reliability and Validity XX 5 Foundations of Inferential Statistics XX 6 Estimation XXX 7 Hypothesis Testing XXX 8 Effect Size, Power, CIs, and Bonferroni XXX 9 Statistical Inferences Concerning Bivariate Correlation Coefficients XXX10 Inferences Concerning One or Two Means XXX11 Tests on Three or More Means Using a One-Way ANOVA XXX12 Post Hoc and Planned Comparisons XXX13 Two-Way Analyses of Variance XXX14 Analyses of Variance with Repeated Measures XXX15 The Analysis of Covariance XXX16 Bivariate, Multiple, and Logistic Regression XXX17 Inferences on Percentages, Proportions, and Frequencies XXX18 Statistical Tests on Ranks (Nonparametric Tests) XXX19 Multivariate Tests on Means XXX20 Factor Analysis XXX21 Structural Equation Modeling XXXEpilogue XXXContentsPreface XXX 1 The Typical Format of a Journal Article XXXAbstract XXXIntroduction XXXMethod XXXResults XXXDiscussion XXX References XXXNotes XXXTwo Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 2 Descriptive Statistics: The Univariate Case XXXPicture Techniques XXXDistributional Shape XXXMeasures of Central Tendency XXXMeasures of Variability XXXStandard Scores XXXA Few Cautions XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 3 Bivariate Correlation XXXThe Key Concept behind Correlation: Relationship XXXScatter Diagrams XXXThe Correlation Coefficient XXXThe Correlation Matrix XXXDifferent Kinds of Correlational Procedures XXXWarnings about Correlation XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 4 Reliability and Validity XXXReliability XXXValidity XXXFour Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 5 Foundations of Inferential Statistics XXXStatistical Inference XXXThe Concepts of Statistic and Parameter XXXTypes of Samples XXXThe Problems of Low Response Rates, Refusals to Participate, and Attrition XXXA Few Warnings XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 6 Estimation XXXInterval Estimation XXXPoint Estimation XXXWarnings Concerning Interval and Point Estimation XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 7 Hypothesis Testing XXXAn Ordered List of the Six Steps XXXA Detailed Look at Each of the Six Steps XXXResults That Are Highly Significant and Near Misses XXXA Few Cautions XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 8 Effect Size, Power, CIs, and Bonferroni XXXThe Seven-Step Version of Hypothesis Testing: Estimating Effect Size XXXThe Nine-Step Version of Hypothesis Testing: Power AnalysesHypothesis Testing Using Confidence Intervals XXXAdjusting for an Inflated Type I Error Rate XXXA Few Cautions XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 9 Statistical Inferences Concerning Bivariate Correlation Coefficients XXXStatistical Tests Involving a Single Correlation Coefficient XXXTests on Many Correlation Coefficients (Each of Which Is Treated Separately) XXXTests of Reliability and Validity Coefficients XXXStatistically Comparing Two Correlation Coefficients XXXThe Use of Confidence Intervals around Correlation Coefficients XXXCautions XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 10 Inferences Concerning One or Two Means XXXInferences Concerning a Single Mean XXXInferences Concerning Two Means XXXMultiple Dependent Variables XXXEffect Size Assessment and Power Analyses XXXUnderlying Assumptions XXXComments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 11 Tests on Three or More Means Using a One-Way ANOVA XXXThe Purpose of a One-Way ANOVA XXXThe Distinction between a One-Way ANOVA and Other Kinds of ANOVA XXXThe One-Way ANOVA's Null and Alternative Hypotheses XXXPresentation of Results XXXAssumptions of a One-Way ANOVA XXXStatistical Significance versus Practical Significance XXXCautions XXXA Final Comment XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 12 Post Hoc and Planned Comparisons XXXPost Hoc Comparisons XXXPlanned Comparisons XXXComments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 13 Two-Way Analyses of Variance XXXSimilarities between One-Way and Two-Way ANOVAs XXXThe Structure of a Two-Way ANOVA XXXThree Research Questions XXXThe Three Null Hypotheses (and Three Alternative Hypotheses) XXXPresentation of Results XXXFollow-Up Tests XXXPlanned Comparisons XXXAssumptions Associated with a Two-Way ANOVA XXXEstimating Effect Size and Conducting Power Analyses in Two-Way ANOVAs XXXThe Inflated Type I Error Rate in Factorial ANOVAs XXXA Few Warnings Concerning Two-Way ANOVAs XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 14 Analyses of Variance with Repeated Measures XXXOne-Way Repeated Measures ANOVAs XXXTwo-Way Repeated Measures ANOVAs XXXTwo-Way Mixed ANOVAs XXXThree Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 15 The Analysis of Covariance XXXThe Three Different Variables Involved in Any ANCOVA Study XXXThe Covariate's Role XXXNull Hypotheses XXXThe Focus, Number, and Quality of the Covariate Variable(s) XXXPresentation of Results XXXThe Statistical Basis for ANCOVA's Power Advantage and Adjustment Feature XXXAssumptions XXXANCOVA When Comparison Groups Are Not Formed Randomly XXXRelated Issues XXXA Few Warnings XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 16 Bivariate, Multiple, and Logistic Regression XXXBivariate Regression XXXMultiple Regression XXXLogistic Regression XXXFinal Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 17 Inferences on Percentages, Proportions, and Frequencies XXXThe Sign Test XXXThe Binomial Test XXXFisher's Exact Test XXXChi-Square Tests: An Introduction XXXThree Main Types of Chi-Square Tests XXXIssues Related to Chi-Square Tests XXXMcNemar's Chi-Square XXXThe Cochran Q Test XXXThe Use of z-Tests When Dealing with Proportions XXXA Few Final Thoughts XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 18 Statistical Tests on Ranks (Nonparametric Tests) XXXObtaining Ranked Data XXXReasons for Converting Scores on a Continuous Variable into Ranks XXXThe Median Test XXXThe Mann-Whitney U Test XXXThe Kruskal-Wallis H Test XXXThe Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed-Ranks Test XXXFriedman's Two-Way Analysis of Variance of Ranks XXXLarge-Sample Versions of the Tests on Ranks XXXTies XXXThe Relative Power of Nonparametric Tests XXXA Few Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 19 Multivariate Tests on Means XXXThe Versatility of Multivariate Tests XXXThe Multivariate Null Hypothesis XXXTesting the Multivariate Null Hypothesis XXXAssumptions XXXStatistical Significance and Practical SignificancePost Hoc Investigations XXXThree Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 20 Factor Analysis XXXThe Goal (and Basic Logic) or Factor Analysis XXXThe Multivariate Null Hypothesis XXXThe Three Main Uses of Factor Analysis XXXExploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis XXXExploratory Factor Analysis XXXConfirmatory Factor Analysis XXXAssumptions XXXTwo Final Comments XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX 20 Structural Equation Modeling XXXKey Terms and Concepts of Structural Equation Modeling XXXElements in a Study Using Structural Equation Modeling XXXOther Uses of SEM XXXIssues and Considerations XXXReview Terms XXXThe Best Items in the Companion Website XXX Epilogue XXXReview Questions XXXAnswers to Review Questions XXXCredits XXX Index XXX

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