Written by Michael Aamodt, this primer is designed to provide I/O psychologists and human resource professionals with a brief guide to understanding the statistics they encounter in journal articles, technical reports and conference papers. Major topics covered include statistics that describe data, statistics that test differences between groups, understanding correlation and regression, meta-analysis, factor analysis, and conducting simple analyses with Microsoft Excel.
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Mike Aamodt is a professor in the Psychology Department at Radford University, where he conducts research and teaches courses in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He also is an experienced consultant, adding to the text's unique and applied approach. He received his B.A. in psychology from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. As a teacher, Mike teaches courses in employee selection, employee training and development, job analysis and evaluation, organizational politics, organizational influence, forensic psychology, program evaluation, and psychology of the criminal mind. As a consultant, Mike has helped a wide variety of organizations deal with issues such as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation, salary equity, affirmative action, and employee motivation. As a trainer, Mike is a frequently requested speaker and is known for his fast-paced, humorous presentations. Mike has published over 50 articles in professional journals and presented more than 90 papers at professional conferences. He is the author of INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: AN APPLIED APPROACH, now in its sixth edition, as well as the author of RESEARCH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION: RESEARCH SUMMARIES, I/O PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, and is the coauthor of HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS AND STATISTICS FOR HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS. Mike is the editor of APPLIED HRM RESEARCH, the technical affairs editor for the ASSESSMENT COUNCIL NEWS, and an associate editor for the JOURNAL OF POLICE AND CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY, and the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS AND PSYCHOLOGY. In his spare time, Mike likes to make lame attempts at being athletic, cook what at times turn out to be edible meals, travel, and SCUBA dive. He lives in Pulaski, Virginia with his wife Bobbie, three neurotic dogs (Gretchen, Ally, and Sydney), and a three-legged cat named Ilean.About the Author:
Michael G. Aamodt (M.A., Ph.D., University of Arkansas) is a Professor Emeritus of industrial/organizational psychology at Radford University in Radford, Virginia. Currently a principal consultant at DCI Consulting Group, he continues to teach a course each semester to fulfill his love of teaching. An award-winning teacher, Mike has taught courses in employee selection, job analysis, compensation, employee training and development, organizational psychology, organizational influence, organizational politics, and forensic psychology. He has published over 50 articles in professional journals and presented many papers at professional conferences. His fast-paced and humorous presentation style makes him a frequently requested speaker. He is the author of APPLIED INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (7th Edition), RESEARCH IN LAW ENFORCEMENT SELECTION, I/O PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION, UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS IN I/O PSYCHOLOGY, and HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Applied H.R.M. Research, and Criminal Justice and Behavior, and is an active member in such organizations as SIOP, SHRM, IPAC, and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology. As a trainer and consultant, Mike has helped many organizations deal with such issues as employee selection, performance evaluation, downsizing, organizational change, compensation, and motivation. He is considered one of the nation's experts in police psychology.
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