This author team is committed to making statistics a highlight for psychology students! Now, in a 5th edition, Statistics for Psychology, continues to be an accessible, current, and interesting approach to statistics. With each revision, the authors have maintain those things about the book that have been especially appreciated, while reworking the text to take into account the feedback, their our own experiences, and advances and changes in the field.
The fifth edition of this popular text uses definitional formulas to emphasize concepts of statistics, rather than rote memorization. This approach constantly reminds students of the logic behind what they are learning, and each procedure is taught both verbally and numerically, which helps to emphasize the concepts. Thoroughly revised, with new content and many new practice examples, this text takes the reader from basic procedures through analysis of variance (ANOVA). While learning statistics, students also learn how to read and interpret current research.
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Class-tested and developed over two decades, the material for this innovative text reflects recent changes in both research practice and in the teaching of statistics for psychology: 1) Statistics are done by computer, not by hand, so the text stresses deep understanding, not brief explanation followed by the usual plugging numbers into formulas. 2) The majority of psychology majors are human-and word-oriented, not math-oriented, so this text employs their way of learning--for example, requiring them to put what they learn into words lay persons can understand.From the Back Cover:
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