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The book performed where my lectures didnt!,
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This review is from: Easy Statistics in Psychology: A Bps Guide (Paperback)
I stumbled across this book in a public library by accident and thank godness i did! This is an absolutely excellent book for anyone who is not familiar with statistics when embarking on a Psychology degree or any other degree requiring stats.
I often found in my lectures that the Lecturers would talk about 'Variance', 'ANOVAs', 'T-Tests' etc, often in relation to commands on SPSS, without actually explaining the fundamental basics of what these tests meant and what they were looking at. Therefore, i found myself running through 'steps' with statistics without really understanidng what i was doing.
That is where this book came in - it explains everything simply but effectively and, once reading, i felt like for the first time i actually understood the 'point' of the tests and what they were looking at. I found myself feeling alot more comfortable with statistics and even explaining the tests to others using the analogies from the book. The book gives you a sound basis for understanding and using statistical tests using plain English and ,once you read this, stuff starts making a whole lot more sense!
I now have my own copy of this book which, despite having graduated, i still refer to whenever i have to perform any stats in my job. My only regret is that i didnt discover it sooner!