Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach
Though combining statistics and research methods into one course may initially seem overwhelming, Jackson's text successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson's combined Statistics and Research Methods text adopts an inviting narrative style that speaks directly to students and draws them into the material. She incorporates a student-friendly critical thinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which students can relate. From page one of the text, Jackson clearly focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research.
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Thinking Like a Scientist
Defining Measuring and Manipulating Variables
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abstract animals ANOVA summary table assess baseline behavior between-participants design calculate central tendency chapter concrete words condition conducted confounds correlated-groups correlation coefficient CRITICAL THINKING CHECK critical value degrees of freedom determine difference scores discussed effect size error variance exam scores example experiment F-ratio Factor factorial design Figure grand mean graph imagery independent variable indicates individuals inferential statistics informed consent interaction effect internal validity interval main effect matched-participants design median multiple-baseline design nominal data normal curve normal distribution null hypothesis number of scores observed one-tailed test one-way population mean predict problem Psychology quasi-experimental questions random sample randomized ANOVA rehearsal type reject H0 relationship reliability repeated measures ANOVA represents reversal design rote rehearsal sample means sampling distribution scale scatterplot significant single-case single-group skewed standard deviation statistical test sum of squares survey tion treatment two-tailed test two-way Type I error within-groups within-participants design word type z-score