Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology: A Practical Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Apr 6, 2007 - Psychology - 368 pages
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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, how to carry out the tests, and then perform the analysis in SPSS. 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.

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Samples populations and the normal distribution
confidence limits and statistical significance
Analysing data from repeated measures experiments

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About the author (2007)

Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

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