This book is great. It is clear and accessible, yet comprehensive and integrated. Students can make use of it at any level of their education because it is layered or you can skim for the essentials or delve into the depths. A fabulous addition to the market.!
I love the fact that the book is so concisely and clearly written, yet with sufficiently detailed and with great suggestions for further reading. For me, this makes it the preferred statistics book; easy to approach and to keep in regular use!
This book will be a great help in making statistics accessible to all. In addition to guiding the reader through theory and statistical formulae, it provides really helpful examples and explanations. A must-have book for any statistics bookshelf!
This book is great! It’s written in a way that is both engaging and easy to follow and avoids all the stress inducing jargon of most other stats textbooks available. I cannot recommend this enough to anyone starting out in stats or those just needing a bit of a refresher course!
I am a firm believer that many of students' difficulties with statistics learning stem from a lack of understanding about the bigger picture of statistics and research in psychology. This book explicitly emphasises the importance of the bigger picture of statistics, so students understand why they need to learn statistics, not just how to run particular tests. The book is visually interesting, well structured to ease students in, and written in an accessible language that makes statistics seem much more manageable.
“This is the statistics textbook equivalent of vegetable soup: goes down easily and it’s good for you. This is a great text for a new generation of Psychology researchers who aim to do reproducible work; the book clearly and logically connects study design to analysis, while instilling good research practices.”
A well thought out book, written in clear easy to understand language. By using a single example of a research question, (whether a risk-taking affects exam performance) the authors introduce students to some of the basic statistical tests as well as data manipulation and understanding the relationships between variables. High on theory and low on math, this is a good introductory textbook for first-year students.
I love this book, it is very well structured and is easy to follow. I think one reason for this is because it uses an example hypothesis throughout the book, thus it leaves no place for confusion. More importantly, its explicit and simple wording helps to understand the frightening topic of statistics better, takes away the fear and makes statistics a very interesting part of psychology.
This is an outstanding book. Transitioning from my old and standard psychology statistics textbook required by my class to this textbook was the best thing I could have ever done. The format is easily approachable and truly engages the reader, making the learning process much quicker and more enjoyable. Not only did my grades improve but I now also have a greater long-lasting understanding of the mechanisms and applications of psychology statistics within my own research.
An engaging text for psychology students learning foundational statistics. Of great value to the beginner student, is the initial section answering: Why do we need statistics? An incredibly common question amongst psychology students who aim to be consumers, rather than producers of statistics. This book helps students to develop an appreciation for the worth of statistics in their professional life, enabling graduates to become more confident and competent in tackling real community issues.
This practical guide is intended to provide beginners with a strong statistical foundation. It covers all the key tools and concepts needed to be able to do and understand psychological research. It starts by giving a broader picture of statistics as a motivational tool, but also provides detailed step-by-step guides.
Crisp and well illustrated with a lot of pracical examples. Fresh layout, easy to read and understand. I use it when mentoring students in BT/MT writing process.
Not adopted at the general reading list, but I recomment it to all students particularly interested in psychology and quantitative research methods
A lovely non-scary introduction to statistics! Good level of detail, great use of illustration & examples.
As my course was a newly introduced one and open for graduates and undergraduates, the statistical level of the participants was considerably different. However, the beginner`s guide to statistics in psychology was a great help bridging the gap in an effective and also entertaining way. According to my mind, this book is one of the best to enter psychological statistics and/or update your knowledge. Thumbs up!