First Steps In Research and Statistics: A Practical Workbook for Psychology Students

1st Edition

Dennis Howitt, Duncan Cramer

Routledge
Published April 6, 2000
Textbook - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415201018 - CAT# RU18970

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Summary

First Steps in Research and Statistics is a new, very accessible approach to learning about quantitative methods. No previous knowledge or experience is assumed and every stage of the research process is covered.
Key topics include:
* Formulating your research questions
* How to choose the right statistical test for your research design
* Important research issues, such as questionnaire design, ethics, sampling, reliability and validity
* Conducting simple statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data
* Using statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data
* Writing up your research report and presenting statistics
Simple and helpful worksheets and flow diagrams guide you through the research stages. Each chapter contains exercises with answers to check whether you've understood.

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