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Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology: A Practical Introduction

by Jeremy Miles and Philip Banyard SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2007
ISBN:
9780761943976
Format:
Pbk 368 pages
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Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology takes the fear out of psychological statistics to help students understand why statistics are carried out, how to choose the best test and how to carry out the tests and understand them. Taking a non-technical approach, it encourages the reader to understand why a particular test is being used and what the results mean in the context of a psychological study, focusing on meaning and understanding rather than mindless numerical calculation.

Key features include:
- A light and accessible style
- Descriptions of the most commonly used statistical tests and the principles that underlie them
- Real world examples to aid the understanding of why statistics are valuable
- Boxes on common errors, tips and quotes
- Test yourself questions

The perfect introductory resource, Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology will guide any student new to statistics effortlessly through the process of test selection and analysis.

CONTENTS:
Introduction / How To Get Started with Statistics / Descriptive Statistics / Samples, Populations and the Normal Distribution / Making Inferences / Confidence Limits and Statistical Significance / Analyzing Data from Repeated Measures Experiments / Analyzing Data from Independent Groups / Continuous and Ordinal Measures / Analyzing Data from Independent Groups / Categorical Measures / Relationships between Variables / Correlation and Regression / Introducing Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) / Analysing Questionnaires and Measurement Instruments / Thinking Some More about Statistics / Report Writing

'The book comprehensively covers all the main areas of statistical research one would expect at an undergraduate level...the subtitle for this book is How I Came To Know and Love the Standard Error. Now, whilst my feelings towards the standard error have not been considerably altered, at the very least I have been entertained and amused but above all informed by this readable book.' Deaglan Page
Psychology: Learning & Teaching
Philip Banyard, Mark N. O. Davies, Christine Norman and Belinda Winder, along with the contributors, are all based in the Division of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.