Statistics without Maths for Psychology eBook (8e) : 9781292276458

Statistics without Maths for Psychology eBook (8e)

Dancey,C et al
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Pearson United Kingdom
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Highly praised for its clear, straightforward approach, Statistics without Maths for Psychology 8th edition provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to statistics and SPSS. This widely used and trusted textbook is packed with examples, activities and questions to help you to test your learning and deepen your understanding in a practical and manageable way.

Statistics without Maths for Psychology will help you to gain the confidence to apply statistical concepts and use SPSS to analyse data within your studies and future independent research.

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Table of contents

1 Variables and research design
2 Introduction to SPSS
3 Descriptive statistics
4 Probability, sampling and distributions
5 Hypothesis testing and statistical significance
6 Correlational analysis: Pearson’s r
7 Analyses of differences between two conditions: the t-test
8 Issues of significance
9 Measures of association
10 Analysis of differences between three or more conditions
11 Analysis of variance with more than one IV
12 Regression analysis
13 Analysis of three or more groups partialling out effects of a covariate
14 Introduction to factor analysis
15 Introduction to multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA)
16 Non-parametric statistics
Answers to activities and SPSS exercises
Appendix 1: Table of z-scores and the proportion of the standard normal distribution falling above and below each score
Appendix 2: Table r to zr

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Interactive pedagogical features help you to improve your understanding of the subject. These include:

  • Full-colour design and screenshots of the steps you need to take when using SPSS to help build understanding of and confidence in analysing data
  • Updated examples from literatures to keep you on track with recent developments
  • Interviews with researchers that enlighten you about their significant contributions to the field of psychology
  • Multiple choice questions at the end of each chapter enable you to check your understanding and progress.
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