# Fundamental Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

- Howard T. Tokunaga - San Jose State University, USA

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1.1 What Is Statistics? |

1.2 Why Learn Statistics? |

1.3 Introduction to the Stages of the Research Process |

1.4 Plan of the Book |

2.1 An Example From the Research: Winning the Lottery |

2.2 Why Examine Data? |

2.3 Examining Data Using Tables |

2.4 Grouped Frequency Distribution Tables |

2.5 Examining Data Using Figures |

2.6 Examining Data: Describing Distributions |

3.1 An Example From the Research: The 10% Myth |

3.2 Understanding Central Tendency |

3.3 The Mode |

3.4 The Median |

3.5 The Mean |

3.6 Comparison of the Mode, Median, and Mean |

3.7 Measures of Central Tendency: Drawing Conclusions |

4.1 An Example From the Research: How Many “Sometimes” in an “Always”? |

4.2 Understanding Variability |

4.3 The Range |

4.4 The Interquartile Range |

4.5 The Variance (s2) |

4.6 The Standard Deviation (s) |

4.7 Measures of Variability for Populations |

4.8 Measures of Variability: Drawing Conclusions |

5.1 Example: SAT Scores |

5.2 Normal Distributions |

5.3 The Standard Normal Distribution |

5.4 Applying z-Scores to Normal Distributions |

5.5 Standardizing Frequency Distributions |

6.1 A Brief Introduction to Probability |

6.2 Example: Making Heads or Tails of the Super Bowl |

6.3 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing |

6.4 Issues Related to Hypothesis Testing: An Introduction |

7.1 An Example From the Research: Do You Read Me? |

7.2 The Sampling Distribution of the Mean |

7.3 Inferential Statistics: Testing One Sample Mean (s Known) |

7.4 A Second Example From the Research: Unique Invulnerability |

7.5 Introduction to the t-Distribution |

7.6 Inferential Statistics: Testing One Sample Mean (s Not Known) |

7.7 Factors Affecting the Decision About the Null Hypothesis |

8.1 An Example From the Research: Salary Survey |

8.2 Introduction to the Confidence Interval for the Mean |

8.3 The Confidence Interval for the Mean (s Not Known) |

8.4 The Confidence Interval for the Mean (s Known) |

8.5 Factors Affecting the Width of the Confidence Interval for the Mean |

8.6 Interval Estimation and Hypothesis Testing |

9.1 An Example From the Research: You Can Just Wait |

9.2 The Sampling Distribution of the Difference |

9.3 Inferential Statistics: Testing the Difference Between Two Sample Means |

9.4 Inferential Statistics: Testing the Difference Between Two Sample Means (Unequal Sample Sizes) |

9.5 Inferential Statistics: Testing the Difference Between Paired Means |

10.1 Hypothesis Testing vs. Criminal Trials |

10.2 An Example From the Research: Truth or Consequences |

10.3 Two Errors in Hypothesis Testing: Type I and Type II Error |

10.4 Controlling Type I and Type II Error |

10.5 Measures of Effect Size |

11.1 An Example From the Research: It’s Your Move |

11.2 Introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) |

11.3 Inferential Statistics: One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) |

11.4 A Second Example: The Parking Lot Study Revisited |

11.5 Analytical Comparisons Within the One-Way ANOVA |

12.1 An Example From the Research: Vote—or Else! |

12.2 Introduction to Factorial Research Designs |

12.3 The Two-Factor (A × B) Research Design |

12.4 Introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) for the Two-Factor Research Design |

12.5 Inferential Statistics: Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) |

12.6 Investigating a Significant A × B Interaction Effect: Analysis of Simple Effects |

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13.1 An Example From the Research: Snap Judgment |

13.2 Introduction to the Concept of Correlation |

13.3 Inferential Statistics: Pearson Correlation Coefficient |

13.4 Predicting One Variable From Another: Linear Regression |

13.5 Correlating Two Sets of Ranks: The Spearman Rank-Order Correlation |

13.6 Correlational Statistics vs. Correlational Research |

14.1 An Example From the Research (One Categorical Variable): Are You My Type? |

14.2 Introduction to the Chi-Square Statistic |

14.3 Inferential Statistic: Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test |

14.4 An Example From the Research (Two Categorical Variables): Seeing Red |

14.5 Inferential Statistic: Chi-Square Test of Independence |

14.6 Parametric and Nonparametric Statistical Tests |

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"This textbook is very well written. It is very easy to read and is easy to follow the material presented. There are a lot of good practical examples that students can easily relate to. It seems that there are more exercise problems at the end of each chapter compared to other textbooks, which is a big plus."

“I like that it [Fundamental Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences] incorporates SPSS examples in each relevant chapter and gives a detailed description of how each formula is done, what the steps to each analysis is, and applying it to a real life problem...The book lays out the formulas step by step. Most students in my experience have a problem with formulas when you move beyond the simple calculation of the mean. I think that the formulas are well laid out with a step-by-step guide on how to calculate each with the appropriate explanation of each step and the final product of the equation.”

This is an excellent statistics textbook - there are many features that make this a very valuable tool. It has an overview of basis mathematics at the end, useful for those whose last maths session is some time ago. It also includes a range of useful tables, lots of exercises, learning checks with answers and detailed instructions on how to use SPSS for each section. Altogether a very useful book.

**School of Business, University of Wales, Trinity St David**

Clear explanations without too much "fluff" (in contrast to the Field books).

**College Of Education, University Of Alabama**

This textbook provides a thorough introduction to the topics at the foundation of data analysis. It is well written and well structured. It is useful for revising the basics, or when one is looking for alternative explanations of statistical phenomena. I recommend it to my students as a complementary source.

**School of the Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics**

The text is much easier to read than other texts and it gives a lot of detail without seeming overwhelming. I also like that it shows the computational formula for standard deviation and variance.

Although I do wish it went a little bit further and added a chapter on multiple regression. Even if it primarily focused on adding 1 extra variable. I would also like confidence intervals for proportions in addition to the mean.

**Sociology Dept, California St Univ-Fullerton**

A good book.

There are a lot of books on stats, and this is a good one - it is well set out and easy to use.

This said, as there are a number to choose from we found others better suited to our students.

**Business School, Dublin City University (DCU)**

This text will be a FABULOUS resource for our entering doctoral students who are beginning to explore various quantitative analyses for use exploring their emerging research questions. I will regularly refer it as a resource.

However, my course is a more general review of research design (epistemology, theory, writing research questions, questions as the driver for choosing methods, etc.) so I will not be adopting this title as a required text.

**School Of Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University**

Recommended for additional reading

**Addictions Counselling, University Of Lethbridge**

It's written in a language that's much more accessible than other books I've reviewed. It also covers all of the essential topics I cover in my class. I just wish it included an intro to multiple and logistic regression.

**Sociology Dept, California St Univ-Fullerton**

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