Statistics with Confidence
An Introduction for Psychologists
- Michael J Smithson - Australian National University
The free CD-ROM with tutorial modules complements and enhances the exercises in the text, offers scope for distance learning, and makes both the traditional and non-traditional approaches much more accessible.
Key points of the book are: an emphasis on measurement, data summaries and graphs; a clear explanation of statistical inference using sampling distributions and confidence intervals, making significance tests much easier to understand; and help for students to understand and judge the use of particular tests in the research context beyond simple recipe following.
A good coverage of key statistical concepts that are necessary for undergraduate psychology student. This is written with a refreshing emphasis on the necessity of the 'new statistics' something that is not covered in many introductory statistical textbooks in more than a cursory way. This is a wonderful book for anyone wishing to approach the fundamentals of statistical techniques while providing themselves a solid grounding in confidence intervals and their benefits.