Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
- William E. Wagner, III - California State University, Channel Islands, USA
- Brian Joseph Gillespie - University of Groningen, Netherlands
Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences is designed to be paired with any undergraduate introduction to research methods text used by students in a variety of disciplines. It introduces students to statistics at the conceptual level—examining the meaning of statistics, and why researchers use a particular statistical technique, rather than computational skills. Focusing on descriptive statistics, and some more advanced topics such as tests of significance, measures of association, and regression analysis, this brief, inexpensive text is the perfect companion to help students who have not yet taken an introductory statistics course or are confused by the statistics used in the articles they are reading.
This book is great to help students understand the statistics provided on the various articles they read. It introduces statistics with clear and simple explanations as well as plenty of practical examples. The quick learning checks are a good tool for them to self-assess whether they are understanding what they read and the terms box provides a useful list of what was introduced in each chapter. I highly recommend it for students.