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Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology. A First Course. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2246235
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course is a concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results.

- Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures.
- Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics.
- Invaluable to all psychology students needing a firm grasp of the basics, but tackling of some of the topic’s more complex, controversial issues will also fire the imagination of more ambitious students.
- Covers different aspects of experimental design, including dependent versus independent variables, levels of treatment, experimental control, random versus systematic errors, and within versus between subjects design.
- Provides detailed instructions on how to perform statistical tests with SPSS.
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Preface.

1. Scientific Psychology and the Research Process.

2. The Nature of Psychology Experiments (I): Variables and Conditions.

3. The Nature of Psychology Experiments (II): Validity.

4. Describing Data.

5. Making Inferences from Data.

6. Selecting a Statistical Test.

7. Tests of Significance for Nominal Data.

8. Tests of Significance for Ordinal Data (and Interval/Ratio Data When Parametric Assumptions Are Not Met).

9. Tests of Significance for Interval Data.

10. Correlational Studies.

Appendix 1: Statistical Tables.

Glossary.

A Brief List of Recommended Books.

Index.

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Fabio Sani University of Dundee.

John Todman University of Dundee.
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