Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology A Practical Introduction

by Jeremy Miles, Philip Banyard

Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology A Practical Introduction Synopsis

`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)

Understanding and Using Statistics in Psychology A Practical Introduction Press Reviews

'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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761943969
Publication date: 12th April 2007
Author: Jeremy Miles, Philip Banyard
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Probability & statistics, Psychological methodology,

About Jeremy Miles, Philip Banyard

Philip Banyard is Reader in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

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