Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide / Edition 1

Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide / Edition 1

by Mark Forshaw
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Easy Statistics in Psychology: A BPS Guide / Edition 1

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

  • Focuses on the ideas and practicalities of statistics inpsychology, rather than an array of complex numbers andformulas
  • Covers the key tests and concepts relevant to the undergraduatestudent
  • Includes a helpful section on the uses and abuses ofstatistics, outlining when the specific tests can be used and whenthey should not
  • Written by the author of Your Undergraduate PsychologyProject: A BPS Guide (Blackwell, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405139571
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/04/2007
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents


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.


Further Reading.


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"This text speaks statistics in a psychologist's language. Itavoids mathematical rigour and equations and eases the reader intothe unfamiliar territory of statistical methodology with the morefamiliar map of a relaxed conversational style. This approachshould be particularly appealing for people from a non-numeratebackground who are interested in exploring the potential of whatstatistics can do to help them understand their data."
Peter Watson, University of Cambridge

"Many psychology students are scared of statistics. In EasyStatistics in Psychology Mark Forshaw attempts to demystify themost common and useful statistics in psychology and make themaccessible and perhaps even cuddly. Mark has taught statistics tomany undergraduates and it shows, particularly in his use ofhelpful analogies and his insight into the common, but rarelydiscussed, errors students make in data entry and in interpretationof the complex output from statistical packages. This book nicelycomplements other more advanced or technical texts. Most psychologyundergraduates will find it helpful; for some it may be a Godsend."
Derek Johnston, Professor in Psychology,University of Aberdeen

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