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Psychology Statistics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-95394-4
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464 pages
August 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Describing Data 7

Chapter 1: Statistics? I Thought This Was Psychology! 9

Chapter 2: What Type of Data Are We Dealing With? 19

Chapter 3: Inputting Data, Labelling and Coding in SPSS 27

Chapter 4: Measures of Central Tendency 53

Chapter 5: Measures of Dispersion 73

Chapter 6: Generating Graphs and Charts 91

Part II: Statistical Significance 111

Chapter 7: Understanding Probability and Inference 113

Chapter 8: Testing Hypotheses 123

Chapter 9: What’s Normal about the Normal Distribution? 139

Chapter 10: Standardised Scores 155

Chapter 11: Effect Sizes and Power 165

Part III: Relationships between Variables 183

Chapter 12: Correlations 185

Chapter 13: Linear Regression 211

Chapter 14: Associations Between Discrete Variables 243

Part IV: Analysing Independent Groups Research Designs  265

Chapter 15: Independent t-tests and Mann-Whitney Tests 267

Chapter 16: Between-Groups ANOVA 285

Chapter 17: Post Hoc Tests and Planned Comparisons for Independent Groups Designs 313

Part V: Analysing Repeated Measures Research Designs 327

Chapter 18: Paired t-tests and Wilcoxon Tests 329

Chapter 19: Within-Groups ANOVA 347

Chapter 20: Post Hoc Tests and Planned Comparisons for Repeated Measures Designs 379

Chapter 21: Mixed ANOVA 395

Part VI: The Part of Tens 415

Chapter 22: Ten Pieces of Good Advice For Inferential Testing 417

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Writing Your Results Section 421

Index 425

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