David C. Howell
Cengage Learning; 8th edition (February 19; 2013)
The eighth edition of Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences focuses on presenting the context of statistics in behavioral research, while at the same time highlighting how important it is to look at data before diving headfirst into a test. This hands-on approach gives readers and students a knowledge of the reasoning that lies behind the statistics; as a result, they are able to comprehend the how and the why behind the application of particular approaches, rather than merely carrying out procedures by rote. The reader will get an understanding of the significance of statistical results and an appreciation for the relationship between the research questions given by an experiment and the statistical test that will be utilized to answer those questions. As you study about the analysis of data, you will benefit from having access to a wealth of genuine data as well as research studies. These will help you gain a realistic perspective on the material and better grasp its principles.