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Basic Statistics for Psychologists

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16 September 2017

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The emphasis upon methods of statistical research in psychology is often overlooked by beginning undergraduate students and subsequently, many find difficulty in approaching this unexpected yet so often integral topic of any...

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The emphasis upon methods of statistical research in psychology is often overlooked by beginning undergraduate students and subsequently, many find difficulty in approaching this unexpected yet so often integral topic of any given psychology degree. Subsequently this clearly written and comprehensive textbook offers itself as a guide to those students looking for a clear introduction on how to use statistics in psychological research. Crucially, students will be equipped with the key methods of statistical inference and learn how to interpret the results of various statistical tests.  Expect to learn how to summarise data using the frequency distribution, measures of central tendency, variability as well how to employ the t-test and non-parametric tests for various types of groups and samples.

This core adoptable textbook covers all areas of undergraduate statistics, with good formulas and explanations for calculations and will aid students with the knowledge and tools necessary to developing their ability to conduct reliable and methodical research using statistics. This is an incredibly helpful and informative read for undergraduate students taking research methods and statistics courses in psychology.

 

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  • Clear explanations of the key concepts and tests used in psychological research as well as learning check boxes which provide students with topic-related tasks to consolidate what they have learnt
  • A thorough yet easy to follow presentation of the mathematics that give you tools you need for data analysis and research design-      
  • Written in a logical structure wherein each chapter is clearly divided into 3 layers to help students build their confidence in a coherent manner: Layer 1 covers the basics of a statistical test, followed by examples, layer 2 covers how students can implement the topics covered on their own computer using the SPSS computer program whilst layer 3 presents more demanding formulas to really challenge the reader
  • Encourages independence in students: written so that readers are not wholly dependent on SPSS but are able to use any statistical package as they are taught to understand the methods and mechanisms behind the mathematics
  • Visual step by step guidance to using SPSS for data sets



Preface
Using statistics in psychology research
Summarising data using the frequency distribution
Summarising data using measures of central tendency
Summarising data using measures of variability
Standardised scores, normal distribution and probability
Using the t-test to measure the difference between independent groups
Interpreting the results of a statistical test
Using non-parametric tests to measure the difference between independent groups
Using the t-test to measure change in related samples
Using non-parametric tests to measure change in related samples
Improving predictions through the Pearson correlation coefficient
Improving predictions through non-parametric tests: The Spearman rank correlation and the chi-square test for independence
Using analysis of variance (ANOVA) to compare more than two conditions
Post-hoc tests in ANOVA and multiple regression analysis.

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MARC BRYSBAERT is currently Research Professor of Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. Previously he was Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught both statistics and research methods and developed this textbook.

Marc has extensive publishing experience and has written the market-leading book on 'Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology', published by Pearson, as well as a Dutch Handbook of Psychology, and more.

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MARC BRYSBAERT is currently Research Professor of Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. Previously he was Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught both statistics and research methods and developed this textbook.

Marc has extensive publishing experience and has written the market-leading book on 'Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology', published by Pearson, as well as a Dutch Handbook of Psychology, and more.

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