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Author Greer, Brian.

Title Making sense of data and statistics in psychology / Brian Greer and Gerry Mulhern
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2002


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Description xiii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Statistics in psychology -- 2. Variables -- 3. Describing and summarising data -- 4. Seeing patterns in data: comparing -- 5. Seeing patterns in data: correlating -- 6. The relevance of probability -- 7. Statistical tests: comparing -- 8. Statistical tests: correlating -- 9. Experimentation in psychology -- 10. Seeing patterns in data: comparing more than two groups -- 11. Statistical tests: comparing more than two groups -- 12. Seeing patterns in data: comparisons involving more than one independent variable -- 13. Statistical tests: comparing more than one independent variable -- 14. Relating: multiple variables -- 15. Overview
Summary This book confronts the pedagogic challenge of teaching statistics to students in psychology and related disciplines. Recognising the heterogeneous nature of students' mathematical backgrounds and motivations, the authors adopt an innovative approach while ensuring ready integration into orthodox undergraduate statistics courses at introductory and post-introductory levels. Before being introduced to formal statistics, students are encouraged to develop a 'feel' for data, particularly through visual representation. Making extensive use of exploratory data analysis (EDA), the text emphasises conceptual rather than technical or procedural understanding
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Data Interpretation, Statistical [MESH]
Psychology -- statistics & numerical data [MESH]
Psychometrics [MESH]
Data Interpretation, Statistical.
Psychology -- statistics & numerical data.
Author Mulhern, Gerry.
LC no. 2001053261
ISBN 0333629698 paperback