Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Brief Course, 6th edition

  • Arthur Aron, 
  • Elliot J. Coups, 
  • Elaine N. Aron

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Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers a practical approach that demystifies statistics. The text will help you understand the fundamental concepts of statistics by emphasizing definitional formulas rather than rote memorization. Explaining everything in direct, simple language, authors Arthur Aron, Elliot Coups and Elaine Aron encourage you to work problems in a way that focuses on the underlying logic.

The 6th Edition offers simplified the exposition and updated content to foster interest and facilitate learning. Contemporary topics include effect size and power, the critical role of models, accumulation of results through meta-analysis, and new orientations arising from the central role of the computer in statistical analyses.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137516711

Subject: Research Methods & Statistics

Category: Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Brief Course


  1. Displaying the Order in a Group of Numbers Using Tables and Graphs
  2. The Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Z Scores
  3. Correlation and Prediction
  4. Some Key Ingredients for Inferential Statistics: The Normal Curve, Sample versus Population, and Probability
  5. Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  6. Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples
  7. Making Sense of Statistical Significance: Effect Size and Statistical Power
  8. Introduction to the t Test: Single Sample and Dependent Means
  9. The t Test for Independent Means
  10. Introduction to the Analysis of Variance
  11. Chi-Square Tests and Strategies When Population Distributions Are Not Normal
  12. A Closer Look at Advanced Statistical Procedures in Research Articles
  13. Applying Statistical Methods in Your Own Research Project


  1. Tables
  2. Answers to Set I Practice Problems
  3. Major Formulas
  4. Steps of Hypothesis Testing for Major Procedures
  5. A Closer Look at the Logic and Language of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

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