I am hoping you can give me some suggestions. I am teaching in a very diverse (made of minority groups) college and the students are mostly Psychology majors. Most students are fresh from high school but some of them are older returning students above 40. Most of the students have motivational problems and aversion to math. But I am still looking for a book that covers the basic curriculum: from descriptive to sampling and testing all the way to ANOVA, and all in the context of experimental methods. The department requires me to use SPSS in class, but I like the idea of building the analysis in a spreadsheet such as excel.
p.s. the other teachers use a book that I don't like because of the extensive reliance on computational formulae. I find using these computational formulas - rather than the more intuitive and computationally intensive formula that is consistent with the rational and basic algorithm- unintuitive, unnecessary and confusing. This is the book I refer to Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 7th Edition Frederick J Gravetter State University of New York, Brockport Larry B. Wallnau State University of New York, Brockport ISBN-10: 049581220X Thank you for reading!