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Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide

Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide

Mark Forshaw

ISBN: 978-1-405-13957-1

Nov 2007

144 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$25.95

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Designed for those approaching this subject for the first time, Easy Statistics in Psychology is a short, readable guide to the ideas behind statistical formulae and the benefits that a rigorous statistical approach brings to psychological research. Packed with useful analogies, it helps students get beyond the numbers.

  • Focuses on the ideas and practicalities of statistics in psychology, rather than an array of complex numbers and formulas
  • Covers the key tests and concepts relevant to the undergraduate student
  • Includes a helpful section on the uses and abuses of statistics, outlining when the specific tests can be used and when they should not
  • Written by the author of Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A BPS Guide (Blackwell, 2004)

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Preface.

1. An Introduction to Measuring Things.

2. Variance and More.

3. Probability, Power and Error.

4. First Steps in Inferential Testing.

5. Analysis of Variance.

6. Correlation and Regression.

7. Factor Analysis.

8. Goodness of Fit and Chi-Squared.

9. Non-parametric Tests.

10. Rarely Used Tests in the Seedy Underbelly of Statistics.

References.

Further Reading.

Index

"The book achieves a great deal in a short space, and I am sure many readers will find it extremely useful.... This is an unusual and generally well-written book that will be valuable for those who want their statistical understanding to come from words rather than numbers or mathematics." (Psychology Learning and Teaching, Autumn 2008)

  • A short, readable volume on psychological statistics, written exclusively for those experiencing statistics in psychology for the first time
  • Focuses on the practicalities of statistics in psychology rather than just the numbers and formulae, helping students understand the ideas behind the statistics
  • Covers the main tests and concepts relevant to the undergraduate student, and is packed with useful analogies
  • Includes a helpful section on the uses and abuses of statistics, outlining when the specific tests can be used and when they should not
  • Written by the author of Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A BPS Guide (Blackwell, 2004)