Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

Designed for those approaching this subject for the first time, Easy Statistics in Psychology is a short, readable guide to the ideas behind statistical formulae and the benefits that a rigorous statistical approach brings to psychological research. Packed with useful analogies, it helps students get beyond the numbers.

  • Focuses on the ideas and practicalities of statistics in psychology, rather than an array of complex numbers and formulas
  • Covers the key tests and concepts relevant to the undergraduate student
  • Includes a helpful section on the uses and abuses of statistics, outlining when the specific tests can be used and when they should not
  • Written by the author of Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A BPS Guide (Blackwell, 2004)
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Editorial Reviews

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"The book achieves a great deal in a short space, and I am sure many readers will find it extremely useful.... This is an unusual and generally well-written book that will be valuable for those who want their statistical understanding to come from words rather than numbers or mathematics." (Psychology Learning and Teaching, Autumn 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405139571
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 969,866
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Forshaw is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University. He is a Chartered Health Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is the author of Your Undergraduate Psychology Project: A BPS Guide (BPS Blackwell, 2004). 

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1. An Introduction to Measuring Things.

2. Variance and More.

3. Probability, Power and Error.

4. First Steps in Inferential Testing.

5. Analysis of Variance.

6. Correlation and Regression.

7. Factor Analysis.

8. Goodness of Fit and Chi-Squared.

9. Non-parametric Tests.

10. Rarely Used Tests in the Seedy Underbelly of Statistics.

References.

Further Reading.

Index

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