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Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology by Gerry Mulhern, Brian Greer

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology



Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology by Gerry Mulhern, Brian Greer

Statistics is one of the most useful elements of any psychology degree. This popular textbook will equip you with the tools needed not only to make sense of your own data and research, but also to think critically about the research and statistics you will encounter in everyday life. Features include: - Logical, intuitive organization of key statistical concepts and tests with an emphasis on understanding which test to use and why - Innovative graphic illustrations and insightful dialogues that help you to get to grips with statistics - Concise, easy-to-follow guidelines for making sense of SPSS - COverage of more complex tests and concepts for when you need to dig deeper Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology will help you design experiments, analyse data with confidence and establish a solid grounding in statistics; it will become a valuable resource throughout your studies. Companion Site:


A comprehensive introduction to statistics for psychology in an easily accessible style with a fresh new approach. Recommended to anyone teaching statistics to a broad audience in the social sciences. - Antonius H. N. Cillessen, Professor of Psychology and Vice Dean of Social Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands This text covers a good amount and level of information, and is suitable both as a core textbook and as a reference for students undertaking their research project. The authors
extensive teaching experience is clearly evident as care is taken to explain those concepts which are commonly misunderstood or which students struggle with most.

- Sarah Bayless, Department of Psychology, University of Winchester, UK A highly accessible introduction to applied statistics in psychological research. It succeeds in clearly explaining core concepts, while avoiding mathematical complexities that typically cause readers to lose their way. My students invariably rated the first edition of this book very highly. This second edition will remain my first choice. - Sander Los, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

About the Author

GERRY MULHERN is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queens University Belfast, UK, and current president of the British Psychological Society. He has previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Ulster, and has published widely in the areas of applied cognition and mathematics education. BRIAN GREER is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. He has taught statistics to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education. Both authors conduct research on how people learn mathematical concepts and they bring this knowledge to bear in the explanations contained within Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology.

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Publication date

3rd May 2011


Gerry Mulhern, Brian Greer

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


320 pages


Psychological methodology



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