Understanding basic statistics is essential for the behavioral science student. Understanding statistics involves knowing how to analyze, interpret, and make decisions about data collected from empirical research. Data collection is the foundation of science and statistics are the set of tools we use to make sense of the data.
Table of contents
Preface Why use Spreadsheets?
Chapter 1 Introduction and Performing Basic Spreadsheet Operations: Formulas and Functions
Chapter 2 Frequency Distributions and Histograms: Looking at Your Data!
Chapter 3 Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode
Chapter 4 Measures of Variability: How Much Spread?
Chapter 5 Examining Distributions: The Normal and the Not-So-Normal
Chapter 6 Standard Scores: Comparing Apples to Oranges
(and lessons in how constants impact distributions)
Chapter 7 The Single-sample z and t Tests: Comparing a sample mean to a population mean
Chapter 8 Two Sample t Tests: Comparing two sample means
Chapter 9 One-Way Between Groups ANOVA: Comparing 2+ sample means
Chapter 10 Two-Way Between Groups ANOVA:
Analyzing data from studies with more than one categorical predictor
Chapter 11 Correlation and Regression: Describing Relationships and Predicting
Chapter 12 Chi-Square Tests: Analysis of Nominal Variables
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