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Author Mulhern, Gerry.

Title Making sense of data and statistics in psychology / Gerry Mulhern, Brian Greer
Edition Second edition
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  150.287 Gre/Mso 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Statistics in Psychology -- MAKING SENSE OF BASIC DESIGNS -- Variables -- Describing and Summarising Data -- Seeking Patterns in Data: Comparing -- Seeking Patterns in Data: Correlating -- The Relevance of Probability -- Statistical Tests: Comparing -- Statistical Tests: Correlating -- Experimentation in Psychology -- MAKING SENSE OF BIGGER DESIGNS -- Seeking Patterns in Data: Comparing More Than Two Groups -- Statistical Tests: Comparing More Than Two Groups -- Seeking Patterns in Data: Comparing More Than One Independent Variable -- When Variables Collide: Interactions -- Statistical Tests:Comparing More Than One Independent Variable -- Relating: Multiple Variables -- Overview
Summary "Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology 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
Previous ed.: Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2002
Subject Psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Author Greer, Brian, 1944-
LC no. 2011016935
ISBN 0230205747 (paperback)
0230205925 (hbk.)
9780230205741 (paperback)
9780230205925 (hbk.)