Serious Stats: A guide to advanced statistics for the behavioral sciences

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

byThomas Baguley

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Ideal for experienced students and researchers in the social sciences who wish to refresh or extend their understanding of statistics, and to apply advanced statistical procedures using SPSS or R. Key theory is reviewed and illustrated with examples of how to apply these concepts using real data.
 
  • The proposed book will bridge the gap between the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, providing readers with a refresher of the skills they have learnt previously and then progressing to more advanced statistical methods.
  • Wide coverage of methods in one single book, which will appeal to a range of researchers.

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Ideal for experienced students and researchers in the social sciences who wish to refresh or extend their understanding of statistics, and to apply advanced statistical procedures using SPSS or R. Key theory is reviewed and illustrated with examples of how to apply these concepts using real data.   The proposed book will bridge the gap...

THOMAS BAGULEY is Professor of Experimental Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. He is an experimental psychologist working particularly on the statistical or mathematical modeling of long-term memory and spatial cognition. He has over 20 years teaching and research experience and is Editor of the British Journal of Mathematical...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:864 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.75 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230577172

ISBN - 13:9780230577176

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Data, samples and statistics
Chapter 2 Probability distributions
Chapter 3 Confidence intervals
Chapter 4 Significance tests
Chapter 5 Regression
Chapter 6 Correlation and covariance
Chapter 7 Effect size
Chapter 8 Statistical power
Chapter 9 Exploring messy data
Chapter 10 Dealing with messy data
Chapter 11 Alternatives to classical statistical inference
Chapter 12 Multiple regression and the general linear model
Chapter 13 ANOVA and ANCOVA with independent measures
Chapter 14 Interactions
Chapter 15 Contrasts
Chapter 16 Repeated measures ANOVA
Chapter 17 Modelling discrete outcomes
Chapter 18 Multilevel models
References

Editorial Reviews

"This is an excellent text on advanced univariate statistics covering the range from probability distributions to multilevel models. The book is perfect for advanced undergraduates, honors students, and beginning graduate students." - Toon Cillessen, Professor of Psychology at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands"Serious Stats is a tour de force and a highly accessible exception amongst statistics textbooks. Blow the dust and presumptions off your undergraduate statistics and learn about the things you really need to know about modeling data and how to achieve them, especially if you're R-curious. Baguley will become the must-have resource for researchers who are serious about getting the most from their experiments." - Philip J. Benson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK"A nice and almost encyclopaedic companion for behavioral scientists, which covers not only the usual topics of ANOVA and regression, but also such important themes like effect size and power, resampling methods, Bayesian inference, discrete outcomes, and multilevel models, with many useful references for further reading."  - Gerard van Breukelen, Associate Professor of Statistics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands "This book gives one of the most comprehensive, detailed and, importantly, readable accounts of statistical methods used in behavioral research. It provides superb coverage of the principles and assumptions of standard methods of analysis, as well as of the more complex and powerful techniques available in the statistical armory, such as multilevel modeling. It is a book which every Experimental Psychologist will find helpful to have on their shelf." - Michael Pilling, Lecturer in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, UK