Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology
A Practical Introduction
- Jeremy Miles
- Philip Banyard - Nottingham Trent University, UK
Research Methods in Psychology
Emphasizing the place of statistical analysis in the process of conducting research, from design to report writing, this accessible and straightforward guide takes a non-technical approach, encouraging the reader to understand why a particular test is being used and what the results mean in the context of a psychological study. The focus is on meaning and understanding rather than numerical calculation.
- Light and accessible style
- Descriptions of the most commonly used statistical tests and the principles that underlie them
- Real world psychological example datasets 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.
'The book comprehensively covers all the main areas of statistical research one would expect at an undergraduate level...the subtitle for this book is How I Came To Know and Love the Standard Error. Now, whilst my feelings towards the standard error have not been considerably altered, at the very least I have been entertained and amused but above all informed by this readable book.'
Psychology: Learning & Teaching
clear and concise and often funny
Very useful introduction to statistics for social and behavioral sciences students.