Nolan & Heinzen, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 3e

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LaunchPad contains resources for you and your students. In this tutorial, we'll take a detailed look at both types separately. Let's begin with student resources. Click the following link to go to the landing page of LaunchPad for Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.

What resources are available for my students?

From your LaunchPad home page, click Resources, then Content by Type. You'll see a list of all the resources available to your students. We'll now take a closer look at each.


Chapter Quizzes

Every chapter offers a pre-built chapter quiz drawn from pools of questions for each section of the text. Students can take the quiz multiple times for practice and receive different sets questions on the same topic. This also allows instructors to use these quizzes for higher stakes as each attempt will offer differing questions on similar material.



LaunchPad’s e-Book integrates the text with an assortment of media-powered learning tools, and a variety of customization options for students and instructors.


EESEE Stories

Electronic Encyclopedia of Statistical Examples and Exercises (EESEE) Story modules present students with a real-world statistical problem and walk them through a series of questions and offer supplementary projects that relate to the statistical concept.



Virtual flashcards are available for every key term. Students can view these in stack mode, table mode, definitions shown, terms shown, or use quiz mode to test themselves. Students can utilize this resource to prepare for higher stakes assessments and to make sure they understand the language of the course.

Flashcards are not suited for assignment for stakes, but since students find them extremely helpful many instructors have made sure students are aware of their availability by either making them visible in the pre-built units or building a separate folder to house all the flashcards that pertain to the course or to particular in class assessments.



A handy list of formulas found in the book for students to quickly reference.


General Social Survey Codebook

The General Society Survey Codebook is intended to support students’ use and understanding of the GSS dataset and the GSS in general.


General Social Survey Data

Students are given access to GSS, a flagship survey that contains a standard ‘core’ of demographic and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest.



Our game like adaptive quizzing is available for every chapter/section of the text. Based on learning research LearningCurve encourages students to actively participate in their learning and provides immediate feedback and reinforcement. LearningCurve questions are tagged directly to the text providing a tight integration with the material and both quality and quantity that truly distinguishes LearningCurve from the rest.

Because LearningCurve is a formative assessment and not graded on a A-F scale but rather on completion many instructors have found that these quizzes are a perfect pre-lecture assignment that aids them in making the classroom more active, or flipped. LearningCurve is equally effective when used as a review element post-lecture. By making LearningCurve a small percentage of the overall grade instructors have found students come to class having regularly read and more prepared to apply the concepts to their learning.



Snapshots are videos that pick one topic covered in the chapter and use examples and figures to explain the concept further in depth.


Solutions to Check Your Learning Problems

The solutions to the Check Your Learning Problems found in the book.


Solutions to Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems

The solutions to the Odd-Numbered End-of-Chapter Problems found in the book.


SPSS Data Sets

SPSS data sets are used in accordance with assignments in the SPSS Manuals.


SPSS Manual

SPSS Manuals guide students through assignments done on the SPSS software.



StatClips are short videos directed by a professor at Texas A&M University that briefly cover key concepts in introductory statistics.


StatClips Examples

StatClips Example videos further explore the concepts students are taught in StatClips videos by presenting them with a related real world problem and offering them a video guided solution.


Statistical Applets

These Statistical Applets that allow students to manipulate and interpret graphs are designed to help students master concepts covered in Introductory Statistics.


What resources are available for instructors?

From the same screen where you've been viewing student resources, you can scroll down to see those available to instructors. Let's now take a closer look at each.


Chapter Figures, Photos and Tables

Instructors have access to a downloadable zip file with all the images from each chapter in the order they appear.


Illustration Slides

Illustration Slides are PowerPoint presentations with the images from each chapter displayed on slides in the order they appear.


Instructor's Resource Manual Handouts

Derived from the Instructors Resource Manual, these helpful handouts can be passed out to your students to use as study guides that go over key topics from the text.


Instructor's Resource Manual - PDF

The Instructor’s Resource Manual is the perfect tool for busy instructors who want to make the statistics course more engaging for their students. This manual includes chapter objectives, chapter summaries, lecture, discussion, and classroom activity suggestions organized by section.


Instructor's Resource Manual - Word

The Instructor’s Resource Manual is the perfect tool for busy instructors who want to make the statistics course more engaging for their students. This manual includes chapter objectives, chapter summaries, lecture, discussion, and classroom activity suggestions organized by section.


Lecture Slides

Lecture Slides are pre-assembled PowerPoint presentations for each chapter that instructors can use for lectures, or as an outline for custom lecture presentations.


Solutions Manual

Instructors are provided with solutions to all of the end of chapter questions.


Solutions Master

The Solutions Master places all the solutions to every question asked in the text in one convenient place. Instructors can search for specific answers or browse answers by chapter or section.


Test Bank Questions

Contents include multiple-choice questions, many of which include figures and graphs; fill-in-the-blank questions based on corresponding graphs and figures; and essay questions, many of which are multipart and similar in style to the end-of-chapter exercises. The Test Bank also includes the Web quizzes from the book’s companion Web site and all the questions in and solutions to the end-of-chapter exercises.