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Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course

Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course

Fabio Sani , John Todman

ISBN: 978-1-405-10024-3

Jan 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

234 pages

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$47.95

Description

Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course is a concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results.

  • Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures.
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics.
  • Invaluable to all psychology students needing a firm grasp of the basics, but tackling of some of the topic’s more complex, controversial issues will also fire the imagination of more ambitious students.
  • Covers different aspects of experimental design, including dependent versus independent variables, levels of treatment, experimental control, random versus systematic errors, and within versus between subjects design.
  • Provides detailed instructions on how to perform statistical tests with SPSS.

Downloadable instructor resources to supplement and support your lectures can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/sani and include sample chapters, test questions, SPSS data sets, and figures and tables from the book.

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Preface.

1. Scientific Psychology and the Research Process.

2. The Nature of Psychology Experiments (I): Variables and Conditions.

3. The Nature of Psychology Experiments (II): Validity.

4. Describing Data.

5. Making Inferences from Data.

6. Selecting a Statistical Test.

7. Tests of Significance for Nominal Data.

8. Tests of Significance for Ordinal Data (and Interval/Ratio Data When Parametric Assumptions Are Not Met).

9. Tests of Significance for Interval Data.

10. Correlational Studies.

Appendix 1: Statistical Tables.

Glossary.

A Brief List of Recommended Books.

Index.

"This text helps to bring the research process alive and will clearly prove invaluable to all undergraduate students of psychology. The authors cleverly illustrate the progression in psychological research from hypothesis-formation to research design and finally to data analysis in a unique and informative manner."
Simon Dymond PhD., undergraduate research methods instructor, University of Wales, Swansea <!--end-->

"This will serve best as a reference book to support undergraduate teaching and as a useful companion to have on hand on introductory level methods classes. It provides first and second year psychology students with a well-grounded grasp of the basics. A well-written and long awaited text that bridges the gap between experimental design and statistical analysis."
Psychology Reaching Review

"Lively, friendly, amusing and lucid, this is an excellent introduction to experimental design and statistics which provides the clear yet informative explanations that most readers prefer. I would certainly recommend it to my students."
Colin Gray, University of Aberdeen & co- author of 'SPSS 12 Made Simple'

"This text maintains a wonderful balance of conceptual and practical focus. After each statistical test, the authors demonstrate its use in a hypothetical research study...I would recommend that anyone who teaches or takes a course in survey sampling theory and methods obtain a copy of this book" David R. Bellhouse, The American Statistician, August 2007, Vol. 61, No. 3

Sample Chapter - Chapter 5

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Test Questions

Test questions are available for each chapter and include a variety of multiple choice questions, true/false questions, and open-ended/fill in the blank questions which you can use to quiz your students on their understanding of the concepts outlined.

The [test questions/word documents] for this book are stored in a ZIP archive. You may require "Winzip (PC) or "Stuffit Expander" (Mac) to access these files.

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SPSS Data Sheets

The SPSS Data Sheets for this book are stored in a ZIP archive. You may require "Winzip (PC) or "Stuffit Expander" (Mac) to access these files.

To view the data in the .sav files, you will require the SPSS software. If you do not have SPSS for Windows, please follow this link for details of how to purchase it www.spss.com/spss.

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Downloadable Figures & Tables

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  • A concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results.
  • Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures.
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics.
  • Invaluable to all psychology students needing a firm grasp of the basics, but tackling of some of the topic's more complex, controversial issues will also fire the imagination of more ambitious students.
  • Covers different aspects of experimental design, including dependent versus independent variables, levels of treatment, experimental control, random versus systematic errors, and within versus between subjects design.
  • Provides detailed instructions on how to perform statistical tests with SPSS.
  • Includes downloadable instructor resources to supplement and support lectures, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/sani.