Motivated by surveys indicating that data analyses published in top behavioral science and psychology journals between 1960 and 1982 were seriously lacking in statistical power, Jacob Cohen wrote the book Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences to draw attention to the problem and to provide a handbook of statistical power analysis for behavioral scientists.

The book covers power analysis based on various statistical tests commonly used in behavioral science. These tests include the following: (a) the t test for means, (b) significance test of a product-moment correlation coefficient, (c) test of the differences between correlation coefficients, (d) test to determine whether a proportion is 0.5 and the sign test, (e) test of the differences between proportions, (f) chi-square tests for goodness of fit and ...

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