Integrative Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Renee R. Ha - University of Washington, USA
- James C. Ha - University of Washington, USA
Quantitative/Statistical Research (General) | Research Methods in Psychology
This textbook offers some effective examples, but not enough detail or explanation of concepts. It also has no connections to other primary sources or experts for definitions and explanations. It moves too quickly and is simply not appropriate for novices. Might work well as a supplementary text.
This book is fantastic. I teach geographers who need stats for their research and they always struggle with selecting the proper test, this book offers exactly that. Excellent textbook!
A comprehensive text that will support students when they are completing their research and dissertation modules.
Have not taught this course recently as another instructor has taken this course over. Will forward text to her.
I used the book to teach one course, however, will not adopt it in future courses.
- The book focusses too much on ANOVAs and related methods. Regressions are just mentioned on the side. This is a serious downside.
- The book contains serious mistakes in the example exercises. Some answers simply don't match the questions.
- The book is written in a language that is meant to make scary statstics less scary. In a way I like this approach; however, the authors overdo it. Some parts are almost patronizing.
Need more sociological statistical methods including binary logistic regression.
Additional information for computer-based statistics.
Emphasis on choosing the the most appropriate statistical test.
Ample examples of applied statistics.
I find this book useful, but it may be a little too advanced for some of the students on this course. Others may use it peridoically for certain aspects of their studies.
This book introduces the basics of statistics in a clear and good way. The structure is very logical and supports the step-by-step-learning process. However, it covers not all topics that are relevant for our curriculum and gives only a rough overview on statistical software. Since statistical calculations are nowadays done almost exlusively by Software, that aspect could have been emphasized more.
+ Homework + Solutions
+ Overviews and Summaries
- Boring Examples (Students of the Social and Behavioral Science usually are little motivated for statistics, so interesting examples help)
Looking for Blackboard-friendly book