Basic Statistics for Psychologists

Author: Marc Brysbaert

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230345921

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

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Looking for a book on stats that you can really understand? Worried about the maths? Basic Statistics for Psychologists takes a fresh and readable approach to statistics, combining: - Clear explanations of the key statistical concepts and tests used in psychology research - A thorough yet easy-to-follow presentation of the mathematics that gives you the tools you need for data analysis and research design - Chapter-by-chapter guidance for carrying out tests using SPSS - An easily navigable layout filled with learning features that help you check your understanding and avoid common pitfalls Using examples from psycholoigcal research to illustrate the essential concepts, this succinct and manageable book takes the fear out of maths and SPSS, and provides a firm foundation from which to build your knowledge of statistics. In addition, the companion website for Basic Statistics for Psychologists includes multiple choice questions, a guide to carrying out the statistical tests in the book using Microsoft Excel, and a wealth of extra resources for psychology students, including links for further reading online. Marc Brysbaert is currently Research Professor of Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, and was until recently Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, where he taught both statistics and research methods and developed this textbook. Visit the companion website to find a wealth of extra resources for students and instructors, including lecturer notes and slides, Microsoft Excel datasets and links for further reading online

SPSS for Psychologists

A Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (versions 12 and 13)

Author: Nicola Brace,Richard Kemp,Rosemary Snelgar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805860856

Category: Computers

Page: 450

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The new edition of this best-selling guide carefully leads the user through the process of using SPSS to analyze psychological data. The authors review the basic issues regarding design and proceed through all of the major statistical techniques used in psychology, from introductory to advanced level. Readers are introduced to the rationale and use of each test and shown how to choose, perform, and report the statistical analysis of their own data. SPSS for Psychologists, 3/E covers SPSS versions 12 and 13, but is also appropriate for those using versions 9 - 11. The new edition highlights the differences between the versions and now includes coverage of reliability measures, partial correlations, and using statistics for scale constructions. Comprehensive in coverage, the book reviews advanced statistical material such as ANCOVA, factor analysis, logistic regression, and discriminant analysis as well as issues related to research design, data entry, data handling, data manipulation and modification in SPSS; how to calculate basic statistical procedures using SPSS; tests of difference for two sample designs, tests of correlation, and tests for nominal and categorical data; and tests for experiments involving complex designs or for data obtained using surveys. Each statistical test features a brief description, an example of typical or actual research that might be analyzed using the test, and step-by-step instructions on how to perform the test using SPSS. Numerous screenshots and detailed descriptions of the steps required to perform the test, are included. Annotated examples of SPSS output help the reader understand and report the results of their analyses. Information on how to insert output into a text document is also included. The data used in the examples is found in an appendix and on a book specific Web site. Intended for use as a supplementary text in statistics/research methods courses in psychology and related social sciences, a basic knowledge of Windows is assumed.

Statistical Methods for Psychology

Author: David C. Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111835489

Category: Psychology

Page: 792

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STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, particularly psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasizes conceptual understanding. This Eighth Edition continues to focus students on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book's success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment. New and expanded topics--reflecting the evolving realm of statistical methods--include effect size, meta-analysis, and treatment of missing data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Statistics for Psychology

Author: Arthur Aron,Elaine Aron

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 710

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A book that focuses on the logic behind the concepts of statistics for psychology, using definitional formulas rather than emphasizing rote memorization. Clearly written, each procedure is conveyed both numerically and verbally, with many visual examples to illustrate the text. It takes the reader from basic procedures through analysis of variance (ANOVA), and not only teaches statistics, but also prepares the user to read and understand research articles as well.This book is an introduction to statistics for psychology, covering such topics as order in a group of numbers; mean, variance, standard deviation, and Z scores; correlation; prediction; the normal curve, probability, and population versus sample; hypothesis testing; the t test; analysis of variance; chi-square tests; the general linear model; and making sense of advanced statistical procedures in research articles.For statisticians, psychologists and those involved in psychological research in the behavioral and social sciences.

Fundamental Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: David C. Howell

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305652975

Category: Psychology

Page: 649

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FUNDAMENTAL STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES focuses on providing the context of statistics in behavioral research, while emphasizing the importance of looking at data before jumping into a test. This practical approach provides students with an understanding of the logic behind the statistics, so they understand why and how certain methods are used -- rather than simply carry out techniques by rote. Students move beyond number crunching to discover the meaning of statistical results and appreciate how the statistical test to be employed relates to the research questions posed by an experiment. Written in an informal style, the text provides an abundance of real data and research studies that provide a real-life perspective and help students learn and understand concepts. In alignment with current trends in statistics in the behavioral sciences, the text emphasizes effect sizes and meta-analysis, and integrates frequent demonstrations of computer analyses through SPSS and R. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychologie für Dummies

Author: Adam Cash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527820027

Category: Psychology

Page: 402

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Wenn Sie großes Interesse an Menschen und ihrem Verhalten haben, sich aber nicht für lange Abhandlungen und Fachchinesisch erwärmen können, sollten Sie »Psychologie für Dummies« lesen. Denn Psychologie ist viel mehr als Freud und Co.: Was motiviert einen Menschen, extreme Dinge zu tun? Welche Rolle spielt die Biologie? Was bewirken Emotionen und wie kann man sie messen? Welche Faktoren bedingen Verhaltensänderungen? Und ab wann gilt jemand als psychisch krank? Adam Cash geht all diesen Fragen nach und gibt Ihnen Einblick in die verschiedenen Forschungsbereiche, in denen Psychologen tätig sind: Kognitive Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Forensische und Klinische Psychologie. Sie erhalten einen ganz neuen Zugang zu menschlichem Verhalten, Gefühlen und Abnormitäten.

Statistics for Psychologists

An Intermediate Course

Author: Brian S. Everitt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135648352

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Built around a problem solving theme, this book extends the intermediate and advanced student's expertise to more challenging situations that involve applying statistical methods to real-world problems. Data relevant to these problems are collected and analyzed to provide useful answers. Building on its central problem-solving theme, a large number of data sets arising from real problems are contained in the text and in the exercises provided at the end of each chapter. Answers, or hints to providing answers, are provided in an appendix. Concentrating largely on the established SPSS and the newer S-Plus statistical packages, the author provides a short, end-of-chapter section entitled Computer Hints that helps the student undertake the analyses reported in the chapter using these statistical packages.

Statistics and Experimental Design for Psychologists

A Model Comparison Approach

Author: Rory Allen

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 1786340674

Category: Psychology

Page: 472

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This is the first textbook for psychologists which combines the model comparison method in statistics with a hands-on guide to computer-based analysis and clear explanations of the links between models, hypotheses and experimental designs. Statistics is often seen as a set of cookbook recipes which must be learned by heart. Model comparison, by contrast, provides a mental roadmap that not only gives a deeper level of understanding, but can be used as a general procedure to tackle those problems which can be solved using orthodox statistical methods. Statistics and Experimental Design for Psychologists focusses on the role of Occam's principle, and explains significance testing as a means by which the null and experimental hypotheses are compared using the twin criteria of parsimony and accuracy. This approach is backed up with a strong visual element, including for the first time a clear illustration of what the F-ratio actually does, and why it is so ubiquitous in statistical testing. The book covers the main statistical methods up to multifactorial and repeated measures, ANOVA and the basic experimental designs associated with them. The associated online supplementary material extends this coverage to multiple regression, exploratory factor analysis, power calculations and other more advanced topics, and provides screencasts demonstrating the use of programs on a standard statistical package, SPSS. Of particular value to third year undergraduate as well as graduate students, this book will also have a broad appeal to anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the scientific method. Contents: What is Science?Comparing Different Models of a Set of DataTesting Hypotheses and Recording the Result: Types of ValidityBasic Descriptive Statistics (and How Pierre Laplace Saved the World)Bacon's Legacy: Causal Models, and How to Test ThemHow Hypothesis Testing Copes with Uncertainty: The Legacy of Karl Popper and Ronald FisherGaussian Distributions, the Building Block of Parametric StatisticsRandomized Controlled Trials, the Model T Ford of ExperimentsThe Independent Samples t-Test, the Analytical Engine of the RCTGeneralising the t-Test: One-Way ANOVAMultifactorial Designs and Their ANOVA CounterpartsRepeated Measures Designs, and Their ANOVA CounterpartsAppendices:On Finding the Right Effect SizeWhy Orthogonal Contrasts are UsefulMathematical Justification for the Occam LineGlossaryFurther ReadingReferencesIndex Readership: Students of undergraduate and graduate level psychology, and academics involved in research.

Statistik für Dummies

Author: Deborah Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527705945

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Entdecken Sie mit "Statistik für Dummies" Ihren Spaß an der Statistik und werfen Sie einen Blick hinter die Kulissen der so beliebten Manipulation von Zahlenmaterial! Deborah Rumsey zeigt Ihnen das nötige statistische Handwerkszeug wie Stichprobe, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Bias, Median, Durchschnitt und Korrelation. Sie lernen die verschiedenen grafischen Darstellungsmöglichkeiten von statistischem Material kennen und werden über die unterschiedlichen Methoden der Auswertung erstaunt sein. Schärfen Sie mit diesem Buch Ihr Bewusstsein für Zahlen und deren Interpretation, so dass Ihnen keiner mehr etwas vormachen kann!

Basic Statistics

For medical and social science students

Author: A. Maxwell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400958048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 126

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For many years now I have been required to give a series of elementary lectures on statistics to medical students about to undertake a postgraduate course in psychiatry. The declared aim of the course, for which very limited time was available, was to provide the students with some initial understanding of the statistical terminology and elementary techniques to which other teachers, in particular psychologists and sociologists, would be likely to refer in the course of their lectures. The task was tricky for two reasons. In the first place most of the students involved, despite their best intentions, had forgotten their school mathematics, and secondly no textbook existed at the right level of difficulty which contained examples appropriate to these students' needs and experience. The present book was written to fill the gap. Though pri marily intended for psychiatrists, the book should prove very useful to any student of the behavioural sciences who wants a simple introductory course on the principles of experimental design and data analysis. It must be one of the simplest text books on elementary statistics ever written. I am indebted to the literary executor of the late Sir Ronald A. Fisher, F.R.S., to Dr Frank Yates, F.R.S., and to Oliver & Boyd Ltd for permission to reprint Tables 3 and 5 from their book Statistical Tables for Biological, Agricultural and Medical Research.

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants

Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930221

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

A Handbook for Data Analysis in the Behaviorial Sciences

Volume 1: Methodological Issues Volume 2: Statistical Issues

Author: Gideon Keren,Charles Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317759982

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

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Statistical methodology is often conceived by social scientists in a technical manner; they use it for support rather than for illumination. This two-volume set attempts to provide some partial remedy to the problems that have led to this state of affairs. Both traditional issues, such as analysis of variance and the general linear model, as well as more novel methods like exploratory data analysis, are included. The editors aim to provide an updated survey on different aspects of empirical research and data analysis, facilitate the understanding of the internal logic underlying different methods, and provide novel and broader perspectives beyond what is usually covered in traditional curricula.

Talking about Statistics

A Psychologist's Guide to Design and Analysis

Author: Brian S. Everitt

Publisher: Longman Sc & Tech


Category: Mathematics

Page: 130

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Adopting a case-study approach, the authors use an example drawn from child psychiatry and follow it through to demonstrate the statistical methods available to tackle a range of research questions and data. Describes how collaborations between statisticians and behavioral scientists can benefit the design and analysis of a practical research project. Includes the latest analytical techniques.

Statistics and Scientific Method

An Introduction for Students and Researchers

Author: Peter J. Diggle,Amanda G. Chetwynd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199543186

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

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An antidote to technique-orientated approaches, this text avoids the recipe-book style, giving the reader a clear understanding of how core statistical ideas of experimental design, modelling, and data analysis are integral to the scientific method. No prior knowledge of statistics is required and a range of scientific disciplines are covered.

Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

Using SPSS for Windows

Author: Christine P. Dancey,John Reidy

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131249417

Category: Mathematical statistics

Page: 612

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'Statistics Without Maths for Psychology' provides an accessible description of key statistical concepts and techniques needed by psychology students, avoiding as much maths as possible.