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“I believe that when students are taught about statistics using the approach of this text, they have a MUCH deeper understanding and appreciation of the material. It is really fantastic.”
“The author does a really nice job of explaining the General Linear Model (GLM) by comparing it to hypothesis testing and showing [some of] its real-world applicability.”
“The text includes simple descriptions of complex mathematical concepts that are the foundation of statistics in the social sciences.”
“I think the book provides a nice step-by-step approach to understanding ANOVA and regression techniques. The author does an excellent job breaking down the different components of these statistical techniques while capturing the attention of the reader.”
“…the author really takes the readers step by step and makes the material easy to follow even for readers without extensive mathematics backgrounds.”
The book stands out with its clarity and structure which allows students to easily orientate themselves in elementary methods of empirical research. The genral approach enables student's to derive further methods and adopt knowledge to various kinds of statistical software.
A very useful book which focuses on some of the more commonly used tests for biological sciences
Vik covers clearly and simply the mathematical concepts underlying vast tools in statistical methods. The examples are very helpful and are well explained in that a student with no statistical background can grasp the concepts therein without much difficulty. I would recommend students to supplement this text with their primary text when they take courses in statistics.
Although I really like this book (and recommend it as a supplemental text for my students), I did not adopt it. The book has very little support material (e.g., PowerPoint slide, images, homework and test problems, sample data sets), which makes it very difficult for me to choose it over other texts that have this material -- note: this is especially true for the data sets, which are difficult to create. Also, book does not have much coverage for follow-up analyses for interactions in multiple regression or factorial ANOVA.
Clealry laid out text with good examples. Stress free reading !
This book provides a very clearly written step-by-step approach of GLM, without using too many statistical formulations.
Alternative way at looking at statistics compared to other texts. Use to show student the links between statistical tests and manage hand calculations
An indispensable reference that redefines the position of the linear model and clarifies statistical approaches in research. The text is engaging and provides relevance as both an introductory tome and dip-in reference.
An extremely good book that breaks down the subject in to understandable pieces
Excellent book for anybody performing research in sports science.
This is an excellent and unique statistics text that bridges the gap between linear modelling approaches and the traditional test-focussed perspective. Worthy of comparison with Rich Zeller and Ed Carmines classic text, explaining the essential underpinning concepts rather than trying to teach statistical tests by rote.
Not what I had anticipated. Had hoped for something that also incorporated SPSS.
Easy to read even for the undegraduates with limited knowledge of statistics as provides a step-by-step approach to understanding ANOVA and regression techniques.
A useful text for students completing a Masters programme and doing a research dissertation. Good level of detail included and step by step process in various statistical tests is easy to follow.
In my opinion slightly too detailed for undergraduates
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