Based on over 30 years of successful teaching experience in this course, Robert Pagano's introductory text takes an intuitive, concepts-based approach to descriptive and inferential statistics. He uses the sign test to introduce inferential statistics, empirically derived sampling distributions, many visual aids, and lots of interesting examples to promote reader understanding. One of the hallmarks of this text is the positive feedback from users--even those not mathematically inclined praise the text for its clarity, detailed presentation, and use of humor to help make concepts accessible and memorable. Thorough explanations precede the introduction of every formula, and the exercises that immediately follow include a step-by-step model that lets readers compare their work against fully solved examples. This combination makes the text perfect for anyone building their foundation of knowledge for analyzing statistics in psychology or other social and behavioral sciences.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 1134 g
Dimensions: 254 x 201 x 25 mm
Edition: 10th ed.
"It's a plain jane textbook that's extremely clear. It covers things very thoroughly so that you can easily pick and chose what you want to use. It's well written and easy for students to understand. It doesn't skimp on the math, but provides enough explanations so that people can follow what goes on. It has a ton of examples that are very useful."David R. Dunaetz, Azusa Pacific University
"Yes, I have used Pagano's text in its different editions for many years primarily because the writing style is accessible and appropriate for students and the graphics illustrate the concepts well."Mollie Herman, Towson University
"In my opinion this is one of the strong areas for Pagano. I like how he steps students through the problem process, this is very valuable to students. I would like to see him add "common errors" or "things to watch out for" as he works the problems through, so often I find students make the same errors (within the class and from year to year)."Ronald A. Craig, University of Pennsylvania