Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-06-07
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychologyconfronts the pedagogic challenge of teaching statistics to students in psychology and related disciplines. Recognising the heterogeneous nature of students' mathematical backgrounds and motivations, the authors adopt an innovative approach while ensuring ready integration into orthodox undergraduate statistics courses at introductory and post-introductory levels. Before being introduced to formal statistics, students are encouraged to develop a 'feel' for data, particularly through visual representation. Making extensive use of exploratory data analysis (EDA), the text emphasises conceptual rather than technical or procedural understanding.

Author Biography

GERRY MULHERN is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, having previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Ulster. He has published widely in the areas of applied cognition and mathematics education, and is a former Honourary General Secretary of the British Psychological Association.

BRIAN GREER is Professor at San Diego State University working in the Center for Research on Mathematics and Science Education. He taught statisitcs to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education.

Table of Contents

Statistics in Psychology Making Sense Of Basic Designs Variables Describing and Summarising Data Seeking Patterns in Data
Comparing Seeking Patterns in Data
Correlating The Relevance of Probability Statistical Tests
Comparing Statistical Tests: Correlating Experimentation in Psychology Making Sense Of Bigger Designs Seeking Patterns in Data: Comparing More Than Two Groups Statistical Tests
Comparing More Than Two Groups Seeking Patterns in Data
Comparing More Than One Independent Variable When Variables Collide
Interactions Statistical Tests:Comparing More Than One Independent Variable Relating: Multiple Variables Overview
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