Psychology Statistics For Dummies

Psychology Statistics For Dummies

by Donncha Hanna, Martin Dempster

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ISBN-13: 9781119952879
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 462
Sales rank: 236,618
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Donncha Hanna, PhD is a psychology lecturer at Queen's University Belfast whose primary teaching responsibilities include statistics and research methods. Martin Dempster, PhD is a health psychologist and the research coordinator for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Queen's University Belfast.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Describing Data 7

Chapter 1: Statistics? I Thought This Was Psychology! 9

Chapter 2: What Type of Data Are We Dealing With? 19

Chapter 3: Inputting Data, Labelling and Coding in SPSS 27

Chapter 4: Measures of Central Tendency 53

Chapter 5: Measures of Dispersion 73

Chapter 6: Generating Graphs and Charts 91

Part II: Statistical Significance 111

Chapter 7: Understanding Probability and Inference 113

Chapter 8: Testing Hypotheses 123

Chapter 9: What’s Normal about the Normal Distribution39

Chapter 10: Standardised Scores 155

Chapter 11: Effect Sizes and Power 165

Part III: Relationships between Variables 183

Chapter 12: Correlations 185

Chapter 13: Linear Regression 211

Chapter 14: Associations Between Discrete Variables 243

Part IV: Analysing Independent Groups Research Designs 265

Chapter 15: Independent t-tests and Mann-Whitney Tests 267

Chapter 16: Between-Groups ANOVA 285

Chapter 17: Post Hoc Tests and Planned Comparisons forIndependent Groups Designs 313

Part V: Analysing Repeated Measures ResearchDesigns 327

Chapter 18: Paired t-tests and Wilcoxon Tests 329

Chapter 19: Within-Groups ANOVA 347

Chapter 20: Post Hoc Tests and Planned Comparisons for RepeatedMeasures Designs 379

Chapter 21: Mixed ANOVA 395

Part VI: The Part of Tens 415

Chapter 22: Ten Pieces of Good Advice For Inferential Testing417

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Writing Your Results Section 421

Index 425

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