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Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

Statistics Without Maths for Psychology is an essential companion to your psychology course, guiding you through the process of using statistics without mathematical formulae. It gives you the tools to use SPSS to analyse data and provides clear but comprehensive explanations of all the statistical concepts you will need, offering you the opportunity to test your knowledge and practice your skills along the way with activities, exercises and multiple choice questions. Packed with examples, discussion points and handy tips it will enable you to enrich your understanding and avoid feeling like a fish out of water.

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Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

For students who need to understand and use statistics but find the mathematical formulae daunting, Statistics without Maths for Psychology is the ideal guide. The clear, straightforward style and step-by-step SPSS walkthroughs take you through all the statistical procedures you will need. Activities and questions enable you to test your learning and increase your understanding in a practical, manageable way.

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Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

For students who need to understand and use statistics but find the mathematical formulae daunting, Statistics without Maths for Psychology is the ideal guide. The clear, straightforward style and step-by-step SPSS walkthroughs take you through all the statistical procedures you will need. Activities and questions enable you to test your learning and increase your understanding in a practical, manageable way.

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Statistics Without Maths for Psychology

Statistics Without Maths for Psychology is distinguished by the fact that it simplifies some very difficult statistical concepts, using minimal mathematics. The aim is to teach the concepts rather than the mathematical formulae or calculations of data analysis. In addition, this successful introduction to behavioral research methods - written by two leaders in the field - provides step-by-step guidance through the processes of planning an empirical study, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings and conclusions. It encourages students to be analytical and critical, not only in interpreting research findings, but also in investigating what is behind the claims and conclusions in news reports of scientific results. While the primary emphasis is on behavioral and social research, a strong effort is made to connect these disciplines with the empirical reasoning used in other fields in order to underscore the unity of science. This Multi Pack consists of Statistics Without Maths for Psychology 3/e (013124941X) and Beginning Behavioral Research 5/e (0131278355).

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Statistics without Mathematics

This is a book about the ideas that drive statistics. It is an ideal primer for students who need an introduction to the concepts of statistics without the added confusion of technical jargon and mathematical language. It introduces the intuitive thinking behind standard procedures, explores the process of informal reasoning, and uses conceptual frameworks to provide a foundation for students new to statistics. It showcases the expertise we have all developed from living in a data saturated society, increases our statistical literacy and gives us the tools needed to approach statistical mathematics with confidence. Key topics include: Variability Standard Distributions Correlation Relationship Sampling Inference An engaging, informal introduction this book sets out the conceptual tools required by anyone undertaking statistical procedures for the first time or for anyone needing a fresh perspective whilst studying the work of others.

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Understanding Psychology as a Science

What makes psychology a science? What is the logic underlying psychological research? In this groundbreaking book Zoltán Dienes introduces students to key issues in the philosophy of science and statistics that have a direct and vital bearing on the practice of research in psychology. The book is organised around the influential thinkers and conceptual debates which pervade psychological research and teaching but until now have not been made accessible to students. In a clear and fluid style, Dienes takes the reader on a compelling tour of the ideas of: - Popper - Kuhn& Lakatos - Neyman& Pearson - Bayes - Fisher& Royall Featuring examples drawn from extensive teaching experience to ground the ideas firmly in psychological science, the book is an ideal companion to courses and modules in psychological research methods and also to those covering conceptual and historical issues.

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Statistics for Psychology

Emphasizing meaning and concepts, not just symbols and numbers. Statistics for Psychology, 6th edition places definitional formulas center stage to emphasize the logic behind statistics and discourage rote memorization. Each procedure is explained in a direct, concise language and both verbally and numerically. Learning goals upon completing this book, readers should be able to know both definitional and numerical formulas and how to apply them. Understand the logic behind each formula. Expose students to the latest thinking in statistical theory and application. Prepare students to read research articles and learn how to use SPSS.

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Statistics in Plain English Fourth Edition

This introductory textbook provides an inexpensive, brief overview of statistics to help readers gain a better understanding of how statistics work and how to interpret them correctly. Each chapter describes a different statistical technique, ranging from basic concepts like central tendency and describing distributions to more advanced concepts such as t tests, regression, repeated measures ANOVA, and factor analysis. Each chapter begins with a short description of the statistic and when it should be used. This is followed by a more in-depth explanation of how the statistic works. Finally, each chapter ends with an example of the statistic in use, and a sample of how the results of analyses using the statistic might be written up for publication. A glossary of statistical terms and symbols is also included. Using the author’s own data and examples from published research and the popular media, the book is a straightforward and accessible guide to statistics. New features in the fourth edition include: sets of work problems in each chapter with detailed solutions and additional problems online to help students test their understanding of the material, new "Worked Examples" to walk students through how to calculate and interpret the statistics featured in each chapter, new examples from the author’s own data and from published research and the popular media to help students see how statistics are applied and written about in professional publications, many more examples, tables, and charts to help students visualize key concepts, clarify concepts, and demonstrate how the statistics are used in the real world. a more logical flow, with correlation directly preceding regression, and a combined glossary appearing at the end of the book, a Quick Guide to Statistics, Formulas, and Degrees of Freedom at the start of the book, plainly outlining each statistic and when students should use them, greater emphasis on (and description of) effect size and confidence interval reporting, reflecting their growing importance in research across the social science disciplines an expanded website at www.routledge.com/cw/urdan with PowerPoint presentations, chapter summaries, a new test bank, interactive problems and detailed solutions to the text’s work problems, SPSS datasets for practice, links to useful tools and resources, and videos showing how to calculate statistics, how to calculate and interpret the appendices, and how to understand some of the more confusing tables of output produced by SPSS. Statistics in Plain English, Fourth Edition is an ideal guide for statistics, research methods, and/or for courses that use statistics taught at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as a reference tool for anyone interested in refreshing their memory about key statistical concepts. The research examples are from psychology, education, and other social and behavioral sciences.

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How to Design and Report Experiments

How to Design and Report Experiments is the perfect textbook and guide to the often bewildering world of experimental design and statistics. It provides a complete map of the entire process beginning with how to get ideas about research, how to refine your research question and the actual design of the experiment, leading on to statistical procedure and assistance with writing up of results. While many books look at the fundamentals of doing successful experiments and include good coverage of statistical techniques, this book very importantly considers the process in chronological order with specific attention given to effective design in the context of likely methods needed and expected results. Without full assessment of these aspects, the experience and results may not end up being as positive as one might have hoped. Ample coverage is then also provided of statistical data analysis, a hazardous journey in itself, and the reporting of findings, with numerous examples and helpful tips of common downfalls throughout. Combining light humour, empathy with solid practical guidance to ensure a positive experience overall, Designing and Reporting Experiments will be essential reading for students in psychology and those in cognate disciplines with an experimental focus or content in research methods courses.