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Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics

Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics

  • Vimala Veeraraghavan - Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  • Suhas Shetgovekar - Associate Professor, Discipline of Psychology, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi

May 2016 | 424 pages | SAGE Texts

This unique textbook guides students and researchers of social sciences to successfully apply the knowledge of parametric and nonparametric statistics in the collection and analysis of data.

This book comprehensively covers all the methods of parametric and nonparametric statistics such as correlation and regression, analysis of variance, test construction, one-sample test to k-sample tests, etc. The two methods of statistics are presented simultaneously, with indication of their use in data analysis. Through adequate knowledge of both techniques, readers can select the appropriate method of testing as well as the graphical method for representing the data.

Key Features

• Provides a comparative account of the two statistical methodologies: why, when and how to use either of the two methods

• Enables the readers to consider and identify the nature of data and apply the most suitable test

• Exclusive chapter on SPSS and Excel-based statistical analysis of data

• Special coverage of the use of statistics in psychology and psychological test construction

• Contains worked-out problems to help students and scholars for better understanding of the concepts and further practice

Introduction to Statistics
Frequency Distribution
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures Of Variability
Correlation, Regression and Prediction
Other Methods of Correlation
Significance of Difference between Means
Analysis of Variance
Normal Distribution
Psychological Test Construction
Reliability, Validity, Standardization and Norms
Factor Analysis
One Sample and Two Related Sample Tests
Non-parametric Analysis of Two Independent Samples
Non-parametric Tests for K-related Samples
Non-parametric Tests for K-independent Samples
Measures of Correlation and Associated Tests
Computer Application In Statistics: Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)
Answers To Exercises
Appendix: Statistical Value Tables


Finding the right kind of statistics in social science research is a challenging task; this book provides various definitions that present multiple perspectives on statistics, especially in relation to behavioral and psychological sciences… The strength of this book is inclusion of research examples and exercises. Moreover, it provides readers insightful, practical and professional guidelines for improving the quality of their research. 

Dr. Harbans Lal Kaila,
Professor of Psychology (retd.), SNDT Womens’ University, Mumbai

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Vimala Veeraraghavan

Vimala Veeraraghavan completed her MA in psychology (gold medalist) from University of Delhi and has headed the Department of Psychology in the same university and has headed the psychology department at Amity University, Noida, and at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as emeritus professor. She has also established forensic science and forensic psychology departments at Amity University and has been a regular resource person to Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) and National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (NICFS). She has earlier worked in the Jawaharlal Nehru University as an associate... More About Author

Suhas Shetgovekar

Dr Suhas Shetgovekar is presently an Associate Professor with Discipline of Psychology, IGNOU, New Delhi. She joined IGNOU as a Reader in December 2010. She is a Programme Coordinator for PhD programme in psychology and PhD programme in disability studies at IGNOU. She has earlier served as a Course Director at the Abbé Faria Post Graduate Department of Psychology, St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa, Goa, and has been visiting faculty/resource person for institutions like Goa Institute of Management, National Institute of Construction Management and Research, Goa and Central Board for Worker’s Education, Goa, and V. V Giri National Labour... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351507345