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Author Cowles, Michael, 1940-

Title Statistics in psychology : an historical perspective / Michael Cowles
Edition Second edition
Published Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, [2001]


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 W'PONDS  150.727 Cow/Sip 2001  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Statistics in Psychology: Second Edition presents an historical overview of the field - from its development to the present - at an accessible mathematical level. It delves into topics such as measurement, distribution, sampling, experimental design, and other stastical techniques found in basic texts. The new edition features two new chapters - one on factor analysis and the other on the rise of ANOVA usage in psychological research." "This book, written for psychology as well as other social science students, introduces the major personalities and their role in the development of the field. It provides insight into the disciplines of statistics and experimental design through the examination of the character of its founders and the nature of their views, which were sometimes personal and ideological, rather than objective and scientific. It motivates further study by illustrating the human component of this field, adding dimension to an area that is typically very technical."
"Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology and other social sciences, this book will also be of interest to instructors and researchers interested in the origins of this omnipresent discipline."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1989
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-253) and indexes
Subject Psychology -- Statistical methods -- History.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- History.
LC no. 00035369
ISBN 0805835091 (alk. paper)
0805835105 (paperback: alk. paper)
OTHER TI ProQuest Ebook Central