Quantitative Psychological Research: A Student's Handbook is a thoroughly revised and updated version of David Clark-Carter's extremely successful Doing Quantitative Psychological Research: From Design to Report . This comprehensive handbook verses the reader in a wide range of statistical tools in order to ensure that quantitative research and the analysis of its findings go beyond mere description towards sound hypothesis formulation and testing. The entire research process is covered in detail, from selection of research design through to analysis and presentation of results. Core topics examined include: * variables and the validity of research designs * summarizing and describing data: numerous practical examples are given of both graphical and numerical methods * reporting research both verbally and in writing * univarate and bi-varate statistics: multivariate analysis and meta-analysis also benefit from dedicated chapters. This catch-all reference book willprove invaluable to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, bringing clarity and reliability to each stage of the quantitative research process.