Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology: A Practical Introduction (Hardback)
  • Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology: A Practical Introduction (Hardback)

Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology: A Practical Introduction (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 12/04/2007
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`There are few people who can write about research methods in a lively and engaging way, but Miles and Banyard are amongst them. As well as being an exceptionally clear introduction to research methods, it is full of amusing asides and anecdotes that make you want to read more. A hugely enjoyable book' - Dr Andy Field, University of Sussex

Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology takes the fear out of psychological statistics to help students understand why statistics are carried out, how to choose the best test and how to carry out the tests and understand them.

Taking a non-technical approach, it encourages the reader to understand why a particular test is being used and what the results mean in the context of a psychological study, focusing on meaning and understanding rather than mindless numerical calculation.

Key features include:

- A light and accessible style

- Descriptions of the most commonly used statistical tests and the principles that underlie them

- Real world examples to aid the understanding of why statistics are valuable

- Boxes on common errors, tips and quotes

- Test yourself questions

The perfect introductory resource, Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology will guide any student new to statistics effortlessly through the process of test selection and analysis.

(Read Jeremy Miles's blog and access other useful information on statistics now at www.jeremymiles.co.uk)

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761943969
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 232 x 186 x 28 mm

'The book comprehensively covers all the main areas of statistical research one would expect at an undergraduate level...the subtitle for this book is How I Came To Know and Love the Standard Error. Now, whilst my feelings towards the standard error have not been considerably altered, at the very least I have been entertained and amused but above all informed by this readable book.'
Deaglan Page
Psychology: Learning & Teaching

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