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Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4th Edition)

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Nolan and Heinzen offer an introduction to the basics of statistics that is uniquely suited for behavioral science students, with coverage anchor to real-world stories, a highly visual approach, helpful mathematical support,...

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Nolan and Heinzen offer an introduction to the basics of statistics that is uniquely suited for behavioral science students, with coverage anchor to real-world stories, a highly visual approach, helpful mathematical support, and step-by-step examples. The new edition focuses on emerging trends that are redefining contemporary behavioral statistics.The book can also be purchased with the breakthrough online resource, LaunchPad, which offers innovative media content, curated and organised for easy assignability. LaunchPad's intuitive interface presents quizzing, flashcards, animations and much more to make learning actively engaging.

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  • Pedagogy that first emphasises mastering concepts, and then gives students multiple step-by-step examples of the process of each statistical method
  • Extensive Check Your Learning exercises throughout to help students consolidate their understanding of the content before moving on to new concepts in the chapter
  • End-of-chapter exercises with four tiers (Clarifying the Concepts; Calculating the Statistics; Applying the Concepts; and Putting it All Together) to help students fully understand the content and concepts of each chapter.


  • Explores five major emerging trends in behavioural statistics: Visual displays of data; crowdsourcing; reproducibility; the 'new statistics' and Bayesian analysis.
  • Newly rewritten exercises in every chapter, to incorporate new data and findings
  • Revised chapter on Visual Displays of Data now with a more "how to" approach to creating effective visual displays
  • StatsClips video tutorials on LaunchPad, which combine interesting scenarios, dynamic animation, and clear explanations.



1. An Introduction to Statistics and Research Design
2. Frequency Distributions
3. Visual Displays of Data
4. Central Tendency and Variability
5. Sampling and Probability
6. The Normal Curve, Standardization, and z Scores
7. Hypothesis Testing with z Tests
8. Confidence Intervals, Effect Size, and Statistical Power
9. The Single-Sample t Test and The Paired-Samples t Test
10. The Independent-Samples t Test. - 11. One-Way ANOVA
12. Two-Way Between-Groups ANOVA
13. Correlation
14. Regression
15. Nonparametric Tests
This textbook is available with LaunchPad. Within LaunchPad, students will have access to an interactive ebook along with diagnostics, adaptive quizzes and assignments to help them achieve success in their course.  
  • An e-Book integrating the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools
  • EESEE (Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises) Story modules presenting students with a real-world statistical problem and walking them through a series of questions relating to the statistics concept
  • A General Social Survey Data Set giving students access to data from one of the most trusted sources of sociological information
  • Immersive Learning Activities showing students how to understand and apply specific statistical concepts to real data
  • SPSS Manual and data sets guiding students through assignments done on the SPSS software
  • StatClips videos covering key concepts in introductory statistics and StatClips Example videos offering video guided solutions to real world problems
  • Statistical Applets enabling students to manipulate and interpret graphs 
  • Practice Quizzes offering pre-built quizzes which students can take multiple times and receive randomized questions on the same topic
  • Flashcards for every key term that students can view in different modes, including quiz mode to test themselves

Purchase your LaunchPad access card, or LaunchPad access card and book pack above.

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Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. 

Thomas Heinzen is Professor of Psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 

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Susan A. Nolan is a Professor of Psychology at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. 

Thomas Heinzen is Professor of Psychology at William Paterson University of New Jersey. 

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