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The Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science encompasses the refined statistical concepts and techniques that are essential to the advancement in psychology and its ever-widening fields of application.

  • Providing comprehensive accounts drawn from the huge expansion of statistical methodologies in the behavioral sciences, highlighting new techniques and developments from the past decade.
  • Up-to-date coverage of developing fields including neuroscience, behavioral genetics, decision learning and cognitive science.
  • Containing over 600 articles and over 400 contributions from eminent psychologists and statisticians world-wide.
  • Emphasis on practical, non-technical methods with wide ranging application.
  • Extensively cross-referenced to ensure fast and accurate access to available information

Introduction

Over the past four decades there has been a huge change in statistical methods in the behavioral sciences. New fields, with their own techniques, have developed, and the traditional fields have broadened their approach to the point that the classic methods of the past have been supplanted by more refined and useful techniques.Forty years ago there was hardly a field called "behavioral science", psychology largely was the behavioral sciences. Now, psychology has expanded and developed in a myriad of ways, to the point where "behavioral science" is often the more useful term. Physiological psychology has become neuroscience, covering areas not previously part of psychology. Decision making has become decision science, learning theory has become cognitive science, again exploring problems that were not even considered 40 years ago. Advances in technology have also brought forth a host of new techniques that were not possible in the days of manual or electronic calculators. And with all these changes, there have been corresponding changes in the appropriate statistical methodologies.

Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science represents an invaluable addition to both the psychological and statistical literature, forming an essential reference work for researchers, educators and students in the fields of applied psychology, sociology, market research, consumer behavior, management science, decision making and human resource management.

The Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science encompasses the refined statistical concepts and techniques that are essential to the advancement of psychology and its everwidening fields of application.

Contributions are from eminent psychologists and statisticians world-wide

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1

VOLUME 2

Volume 3

VOLUME 4


Index

STATISTICAL MODELS

SCALING

CLASSICAL TEST THEORY/ITEM RESPONSE THEORY/ PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT

DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS AND SURVEYS

MULTIVARIATE METHODS

INSTITUTIONAL/HISTORICAL

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS/ GRAPHICAL PROCEDURES

NONPARAMETRICS AND COMPUTATIONALLY INTENSIVE METHODS

LONGITUDINAL/ MULTILEVEL MODELS

INTERVENTION STUDIES/ OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES

BEHAVIORAL GENETICS

FACTOR ANALYSIS/ STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS

CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS

STATISTICAL THEORY

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