• In Real Data, students predict the answers to interesting questions. Then they analyze data supplied by leading researchers to see if there is empirical support for their predictions.
• Students get practice in computing all the major statistics usually covered in an introductory statistics course.
• Because each of the 35 exercises in Part A deals with only a limited number of statistics, the workbook is easily coordinated with all introductory statistics textbooks.
• Part A emphasizes small data sets that are useful whether students are using calculators or computers. The exercises in this part are highly structured so students know exactly what is required of them.
• Part B provides larger data sets for comprehensive analysis by computer users. Loosely structured, the data sets allow you to specify which statistics should be computed.
• Sample topics: Kissing and Sexual Harassment; Basic Trust of Rape Survivors; Gambling and Stealing; Pregnancy Risk Among Adolescents Who Had Been Sexually Abused; Boys Interacting with Their Fathers; Racial Differences in Seeking Medical Assistance; Instructors’ Clothing and Student Evaluations; Students’ Attitudes Toward Math; and Physician-Assisted Suicide.
• Using real data for analysis makes the traditional statistics class come alive.
Table of Contents
Part A: Data Sets for All Classes
1. Percentages: I
What Do People Look for in Prospective Partners? A Study of Personal Ads
2. Percentages: II
Have Americans Lost Their Compassion for the Homeless?
Assaultive Behavior of Men and Women in Intimate Relationships
4. Bar Graph for Nominal Data
Is Binge Eating Related to Dieting?
5. Frequency Distribution (Ungrouped Scores)
Is a Stolen Kiss a Serious Form of Sexual Harassment?
6. Frequency Distribution (Grouped Scores)
Basic Trust of Rape Survivors
7. Cumulative Frequencies, Cumulative Percentages, and Percentile Ranks
Reasons People Give for Depression
8. Frequency Polygon and Shapes of Distributions
Are Gamblers More Likely to Steal than Non-Gamblers?
9. Mean, Median, and Shapes of Distributions
Average Number of Lifetime Sexual Partners of Male College Students
10. Mean and Median
Students’ Part-Time Work, GPA, and Days Absent from School
11. Mean, Median, and Mode
Drawing Happy Faces on Restaurant Checks: Does It Increase Tips?
12. Mean and Standard Deviation for a Population
Sudden Cardiac Deaths on the Day of a Major Earthquake
13. Mean and Standard Deviation (Population Estimate from a Sample)
Effects of Progressive and Sex-Object Images of Women in Advertisements
14. Standard Scores
Negative Behaviors of Boys When Interacting with Their Fathers
The Relationship Between Absences and GPA
16. Pearson r: I
Correlates of Suicide Rates
17. Pearson r: II
The Relationship Between Manic Tendencies and Eating Disorders
18. Multiple Correlation
Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior and Perfectionism
19. Linear Regression
Flexibility of Work Schedule as a Predictor of Parenting Ability
20. Standard Error of the Mean and 68% Confidence Interval
Effects of Instructors’ Clothing on College Students’ Evaluations of Instruction
21. Standard Error of the Mean and 95% Confidence Interval
Self-Acceptance Self-Disclosure of Bisexual Men to Their Female Partners
22. Standard Error of the Mean and 99% Confidence Interval
Are Gay Men More Attached to Their Mothers or Their Fathers?
23. t Test from Descriptive Statistics for Independent Data: I
Comfort in Working with Persons with Disabilities
24. t Test from Descriptive Statistics for Independent Data: II
Hostile Feelings and Emotional Immaturity of Women with Histories of Incestuous Abuse
25. t Test from Raw Scores for Independent Data
Future Time Orientation and Condom Use for AIDS Prevention
26. t Test for Dependent Data
Are Multiple-Choice Test Items Easier than Open-Ended Items?
27. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Two Means
Computer Experience and Computer Hassles
28. One-Way Analysis of Variance: Three Means
College Students’ Seating Choices and Motivation to Achieve
29. Significance of the Difference Between Variances
Attitudes of Teachers Toward Children with Disabilities
30. Standard Error of a Percentage and 95% Confidence Interval
Risk for Pregnancy Among Adolescents Who Had Been Sexually Abused
31. One-Way Chi-Square
Forms of Abuse Among Adolescent Females
32. Chi-Square Test for a 2 by 2 Table
Financial Concerns and Suicidal Thoughts of HIV+ Men
33. Chi-Square Test for a 2 by 4 Table
Physicians’ Willingness to Participate in Assisted Suicide and Their Religious Affiliations
34. Median Test
Favorite Colors and Depression
35. Mann-Whitney U Test
Racial Differences in Seeking Medical Assistance
Part B: Larger Data Sets for Computer Users
36. Comprehensive Analysis: I
Characteristics of Adolescent Male Gamblers
37. Comprehensive Analysis: II
Care-Seeking for Breast Cancer Symptoms
38. Comprehensive Analysis: III
Attitudes Toward Math, Math Achievement, and Expected Grades