Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach available in Paperback
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Jackson (psychology, Jacksonville U.) wants undergraduates using her text to think like a scientist. She describes the theoretical and practical aspects of critical thinking and the scientific methods and how to use these abstract ideas to get started with ideas and resources. She covers ethics, defining, measuring and manipulating variables, choosing descriptive methods, organizing data, correctly applying correlational and statistical methods, testing hypotheses and inferential statistics, developing a logic of experiment design, using inferential statistics in two-group designs, using complex experimental designs and nonparametric procedures, and applying the APA communication guidelines. She includes exercises with answers and a sample APA-style paper. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Sherri L. Jackson is professor of psychology at Jacksonville University (JU), where she has taught since 1988 and currently serves as Chair of the Division of Social Sciences. At JU, she has won Excellence in Scholarship (2003), University Service (2004), and Teaching (2009) awards; the university-wide Professor of the Year Award in 2004; the Woman of the Year Award in 2005; and the Institutional Excellence Award in 2007. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in cognitive/experimental psychology from the University of Florida. Her research interests include human reasoning and the teaching of psychology, and she has published numerous articles in both areas. She is also the author of RESEARCH METHODS & STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 5th Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2016), RESEARCH METHODS: A MODULAR APPROACH, 3rd Edition (Wadsworth/Cengage, 2015) and A CONCISE GUIDE TO STATISTICAL ANALYSES USING EXCEL, SPSS, AND THE TI-84 CALCULATOR (Cengage, 2013).
Table of Contents
1. Thinking Like a Scientist. 2. Getting Started: Ideas, Resources, and Ethics. 3. Defining, Measuring, and Manipulating Variables. 4. Descriptive Methods. 5. Data Organization and Descriptive Statistics. 6. Correlational Methods and Statistics. 7. Probability and Hypothesis Testing. 8. Introduction to Inferential Statistics. 9. Experimental Design and Analysis I: Between-Subjects Designs. 10. Experimental Design and Analysis II: Correlated-Groups Designs. 11. Experimental Design and Analysis III: Designs with More Than Two Levels of an Independent Variable. 12. Experimental Design and Analysis IV: Complex Experimental Designs. 13. Quasi-Experimental and Single-Case Designs. 14. Nonparametric Inferential Statistics. 15. APA Communication Guidelines. Appendix A. Statistical Tables. Appendix B. Computational Formulas for ANOVAs. Appendix C. Answers to Odd-Numbered Chapter Exercises and All Review Exercises. Appendix D: Getting Started with Excel, SPSS, and the TI-84 Calculator. References.