- 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.
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.
A Brief List of Recommended Books.