Statistics without Maths for Psychology Paperback – 28 Apr 2011
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'This is the kind of statistics book that I would like to write. Luckily, I don't have to do that now' 'I fully recommend this book as an undergraduate statistics text for those who prefer a minimal maths approach. If you also teach SPSS then coverage of that package is a bonus' 'Here at last is a book which does not over-burden the student with too much maths but which also takes the subject seriously, giving detailed explanations and providing good topic coverage' 'This is a book that can be used throughout the undergraduate career'
Andrew Schofield, University of Birmingham Psychology Learning & Teaching, Volume 4: Issue 1, September 2004
'This clear, concise, step by step approach, without a mathematical formula in sight really does replace the familiar feelings of dread and intimidation, with confidence and motivation to use and understand statistical tests.'
Amazon reviewer, Jan 2002.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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For those who think they will struggle with statistics
Statistics without maths is a book aimed at those students of psychology who find statistics books confusing.
The book explains the concepts behind the most commonly used statistical techniques without any confusing formulae.
Students are encouraged in their learning by use of examples, exercises and multiple-choice questions.
The book also takes students through the procedures for analysing data using one of the most commonly used statistical packages (SPSS for Windows).
Additionally, advice is given about which parts of the computer printout are important and how to write up the analyses in an appropriate manner. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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I would most definitely encourage tutors to place this book on the reading list of every psychology undergraduate and postgraduate degree course, and I'm sure that it would be a welcome and valuable guide to anyone carrying out psychological research.
One comment, not for the authors, but to amazon.co.uk : the number of pages of this book is 535 and not 352 as apears in the internet.
I would like to ask the ask the authors of this book: How many years you spend for preparing this greatly excellent work?
Would I recommend this book? Not if you are looking for a straightforward explanation of the concepts. What should take 10 minutes to explain takes the authors 20 pages and 4 hours of reading and figuring out what they mean. The examples are poorly conceived and the text is verbose.
If you are trying to scrape through a stats module for some humanities course and have no concept of maths at all then this might help you feel you are not alone in your confusion. I don't know if it would help you become confident in stats and feel excited about designing and analysing your own investigations.
They make a big thing of presenting "statistics without the maths". The good thing about maths is that it is concise. This book isn't.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this a few years ago ahead of my first year as an undegraduate - helped me out a lot throughout my degree and answered almost anything I wanted to know about stats! Read morePublished 21 months ago by SLA
Very good book if you struggle with SPSS. I would have failed and never got my statistics done if it wasn't for this book. Highly recommended to me by a statistics lecturer. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Benzo