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Published: 09 March 2017

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198753339

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Starting Out in Methods and Statistics for Psychology

a Hands-on Guide to Doing Research

Victoria Bourne

  • The clearest and most accessible introduction to methods and statistics for first year psychology students
  • Fully integrates research design, methods, data analysis, and presentation to provide a fully rounded account of the research process from start to finish
  • Explores the logic behind the data analyses in a novel and memorable way, before taking students through the essential statistics using step-by-step hand calculations
  • Uses a range of examples drawn from both everyday life and from a series of fascinating psychological studies taken from all core areas of the BPS curriculum
  • Provides meaningful progression from doing hand-calculations to using SPSS by presenting associated video screencasts in the accompanying Online Resource Centre
  • Offers a comprehensive range of online resources informed by tried-and-tested pedagogical expertise to guide students through the research process, taking them from maths basics through to writing up a lab report
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

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