A Crash Course in Statistics
- Ryan J. Winter - Florida International University, USA
Introduction to Research Methods | Introduction to Research Methods & Statistics (Combined Course) | Introduction to Statistics | Quantitative Research Methods in Education | Research Methods | Research Methods & Experimental Psychology | Research Methods in Sociology | Statistics - General Interest | Statistics in Psychology | Statistics in Sociology | Study Skills |
A Crash Course in Statistics is a short introduction to key statistical methods including descriptive statistics, one-way and two-way ANOVA, the t-test, and Chi Square. Each of the five chapters provides an overview of each method, and then walks readers through a relevant example, using SPSS to highlight how to run the statistics and how to write up the results in APA style. Each chapter ends with a self-quiz so that readers can assess their understanding of each statistical concept. This “crash course” supplement is a must-have statistics refresher for students taking research methods classes; a handy additional reference for introductory statistics students; and a guide for anyone who needs to be a consumer of statistics.
SPSS® files to run the examples from the book are available for download at the open-access Student Study Site.
Some students seem to panic when faced with statistics. This is a very easy to read book that helps students digest statistics in small chunks.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: A Crash Course in Descriptive Statistics