Statistics: The Basics
Routledge – 2014 – 224 pages
Series: The Basics
Statistics: The Basics is a concise and non-technical introduction to the basic principles of statistics for students of the social sciences. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, this book:
This book is ideal for anyone who finds statistics daunting who is going to use statistics as part of a project or dissertation, or who is taking a Research Methods course.
1. Why statistics are important 2. How to summarise some data 3. How to determine if two measures are related to one another 4. How to see if more than two measures are assessing the same variable 5. What does it mean for a finding to be statistically significant? 6. How to model or statistically control for other factors that may affect a relationship 7. How to see if one mean differs significantly from another 8. How to see if two sets of scores differ significantly from one another 9. How to see if the number of cases differ significantly in one or two samples 10. How to see if three or more means differ significantly from one another? Glossary Bibliography
Duncan Cramer is Professor of Psychological Health in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. He has authored or co-authored over 33 books, most of which are on statistics including Quantitative Data Analysis with IBM SPSS 17, 18 & 19: A Guide for Social Scientists 8th edition (Routledge 2011), An Introduction to Statistics in Psychology 5th edition (2010), The Sage Dictionary of Statistics (2004), Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis (2003), First steps in research and statistics (Routledge 2000) and Fundamental Statistics for Social Research (Routledge 1998).