`There are few people who can write about research methods in a lively and engaging way, but Miles and Banyard are amongst them. As well as being an exceptionally clear introduction to research methods, it is full of amusing asides and anecdotes that make you want to read more. A hugely enjoyable book' - Dr Andy Field, University of Sussex
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.
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Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.
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 Ordinal Measures Analyzing Data from Independent Groups Categorical Measures Relationships between Variables Correlation and Regression Introducing Analysis of Variance Analysing Questionnaires and Measurement Instruments Thinking Some More about Statistics Report Writing