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Statistics for Psychology
A Guide for Beginners (and everyone else)



March 2019 | 352 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This concise, easy-to-understand and highly visual book helps students to understand the principles behind the many statistical practices. This text helps students to build a mental map to enable them to work their way through tests and procedures with a better level of understanding (and ultimately feel more confident and get better grades). Statistical analysis will also be covered in the book in the same simple-to-follow way, without messy details or complicated formulae. However, this approach does not lead to simple understanding. Instead it allows students to really grasp how to use, and be creative with, statistics.

Key features: 

  • A principles-based approach, helping students to apply and adapt their skills to a variety of situation
  • Test out principles in practice on the companion website with statistics scenarios
  • Carefully designed graphics to explain statistical principles
  • Links to relevant sources / further reading for statistical packages, so the book can be used as a portal to/ springboard for further study.
  • Developed in conjunction with students means this book answers the key challenges students face.
  • Based on a BPS commended programme

Supported by a wealth of online resources at www.sagepub.co.uk/statisticsforpsychology  

 
Chapter 1: Why do we need statistics?
 
Chapter 2: The Research Cycle
 
Chapter 3: Variables,
 
Chapter 4: Relationships between Variables
 
Chapter 5: Uncertainty in Research
 
Chapter 6: Null Hypothesis Testing
 
Chapter 7: Statistical Tests for 1 Independent Variable
 
Chapter 8: Minimising Uncertainty: Research Design
 
Chapter 9: Measurements and Uncertainty
 
Chapter 10: Sampling and Uncertainty
 
Chapter 11: Hypotheses with More Than 1 Independent Variable
 
Chapter 12: Covariations: Relationships Between 2 Independent Variables
 
Chapter 12: Covariations: Relationships Between 2 Independent Variables

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.!

Rebecca Owens
University of Sunderland

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!

Milja-Leea Bergenheim
University of Stirling

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! 

Pauline Hyland
Dublin Business School

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!

Euan Roach
University of Stirling

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. 

Kireran Balloo
University of Sussex

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. 

Kireran Balloo
University of Sussex

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