An Introduction to Statistics in Psychology: A Complete Guide for Students

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Psychology - 377 pages
Focusing for the first time on the current needs and teaching methods for both students and lecturers, this represents acomplete package for teaching statistics to psychology undergraduates. As well as a core textbook introducing topics in an accessible, jargon-free way, a separate book, A Guide to Computing Statistics with SPSS for Windows, shows how to apply the concepts in practice. An additional Instructor's Manual provides the lecturer with multiple choice and other assessment material. Concepts that are often difficult to grasp, such as multivariate analyses, are explained step-by-step using many examples from published research. The package covers everything necessary for an undergraduate psychology student and is therefore useful at various levels within a course. Instructor's Manual is available.

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About the author (1997)

Kerry Sheldon is Lecturer in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire. She trained in investigative psychology at the University of Liverpool before obtaining her PhD in psychology at the University of Sciences at Loughborough University. In between these, she worked for the probation service in sex offender treatment where she first encountered Internet sex offenders. She has substantial publications in the field of sex offending and the Internet.

Dennis Howitt is reader in Applied Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. he is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered psychologist. His books in the field of crime and sex abuse include paedophiles and Sexual Offences Against Children (Wiley, 1995), Crime, The Media and the Law (Wiley, 1998) and Child Abuse Errors (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992). He is author of Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education, 2006). He has published books in the field of race with Kwame Owusu-Bempah including Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives (British Psychological Society, 2000) and The Racism of Psychology (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). Amongst his well-known methods textbooks with Duncan Cramer are Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (4th edition, Pearson Education 2008). Introduction to SPSS in Psychology (4th Edition, Pearson Education 2008) and Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education 2008).

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