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Psychology Statistics For Dummies : For Dummies - Donncha Hanna

Psychology Statistics For Dummies

For Dummies

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The introduction to statistics that psychology students can't afford to be without 

Understanding statistics is a requirement for obtaining and making the most of a degree in psychology, a fact of life that often takes first year psychology students by surprise. Filled with jargon-free explanations and real-life examples, Psychology Statistics For Dummies makes the often-confusing world of statistics a lot less baffling, and provides you with the step-by-step instructions necessary for carrying out data analysis.  

Psychology Statistics For Dummies:

  • Serves as an easily accessible supplement to doorstop-sized psychology textbooks
  • Provides psychology students with psychology-specific statistics instruction
  • Includes clear explanations and instruction on performing statistical analysis
  • Teaches students how to analyze their data with SPSS, the most widely used statistical packages among students   

 

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 program at Queen's University Belfast.

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      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 Distribution? 139

      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 for Independent Groups Designs 313

      Part V: Analysing Repeated Measures Research Designs 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 Repeated Measures Designs 379

      Chapter 21: Mixed ANOVA 395

      Part VI: The Part of Tens 415

      Chapter 22: Ten Pieces of Good Advice For Inferential Testing 417

      Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Writing Your Results Section 421

      Index 425

      ISBN: 9781119952879
      ISBN-10: 1119952875
      Series: For Dummies
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 462
      Published: 7th December 2012
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 18.7  x 2.5
      Weight (kg): 0.85
      Edition Number: 1