For one-quarter/semester courses that focus on the basics in statistics or combine statistics with research methods. The fifth edition of Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences builds off an already well-established approach - emphasizing the intuitive, deemphasizing the mathematical, and explaining everything in direct, simple language - but also goes beyond these principles to further student understanding. By using definitional formulas to emphasize the concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization, students work problems in a way that keeps them constantly aware of the underlying logic of what they are doing. NOTE: This is the standalone book, if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. 0205924182 / 9780205924189 Statistics for The Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Brief Course Plus MyStatLab for Behavioral Sciences with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package 5/e Package consists of: 0205797253 / 9780205797257 Statistics for The Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Brief Course 0205923860 / 9780205923861 New MyStatLab for Social Sciences with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card
Arthur Aron received a bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy in 1967 and a master's degree in social psychology in 1968, both from the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a PhD in social psychology from the University of Toronto in 1970. Aron's work focuses on the role, creation, and maintenance of friendship and intimacy in interpersonal relationships. He developed the self-expansion model of close relationships; it posits that one of the motivations humans have for forming close relationships is self-expansion, i.e., "expansion of the self", or personal growth and development. Aron is married to Elaine Aron, also a psychologist.
This book gives an overview of various statistical methods and tests. Its tone is extremely condescending, and is often needlessly redundant. It is also really sad that the authors basically admit at the end of the book that have left you unprepared to read and understand a real statistics book.