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Explaining Psychological Statistics

Explaining Psychological Statistics

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"In conclusion, Cohen's text provides a clear, comprehensive, and modern survey of the most commonly used staistical methods for psychological reseearch.  After using the book to learn about these procedures in a statistics course, students and instructors alike will also find it a valuable reference as they progress through their research careers." (Comptes Rendues de Lecture Book Reviews)

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"I teach a Master’s level, one-semester statistics course, and it is a challenge to find a textbook that is at the right level...Barry Cohen’s book is the best one I have found.... I like the fact that the chapters have different sections that allow the professor to decide how much depth of coverage to include in his/her course...(T)his is a strong and improved edition of an already good book."—Karen Caplovitz Barrett, Ph.D., Department of and Family Studies, Colorado State UniversityStudent Reviewer
"...(T)he quality is uniformly good...This is not the first I have read but it is one of the best."
—Michael Dosch, CRNA, MS, Doctoral Student in College of , Wayne State University

From the Back Cover

A clear and accessible Statistics Text—now fully updated and revisedExplaining Psychological Statistics, Third Edition offers students an engaging introduction to the field. Presenting the material in a logically flowing, non-intimidating way, this comprehensive text covers both introductory and advanced topics in statistics, from the basic concepts (and limitations) of null hypothesis testing to mixed-design ANOVA and multiple regression. New to this edition are sections on MANOVA and robust statistics, as well as expanded coverage of effect-size measures and confidence intervals. This new edition also features an online ancillary package consisting of an instructor's manual, test bank, and an author-created Web site with a study guide, errata, and supplements. The supplements include computer exercises that use a common data set across all of the chapters and detailed explanations of how to perform each of the exercises and interpret the output in SPSS.From an Instructor "I teach a master's level, one-semester statistics course, and it is a challenge to find a textbook that is at the right level. Barry Cohen's book is the best one I have found. . . . I like the fact that the chapters have different sections that allow the professor to decide how much depth of coverage to include in his/her course. . . . This is a strong and improved edition of an already good book."
—Karen Caplovitz Barrett, PhD, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University From a Student "The quality is uniformly good. . . . This is not the first I have read but it is one of the best."
—Michael Dosch, CRNA, MS, Doctoral Student in College of Education, Wayne State University

About the Author

Barry H. Cohen, PhD, is the director of the master's program in psychology at New York University, where he has been teaching statistics for more than twenty years. He is the coauthor of two other successful statistics books from Wiley: Introductory Statistics for the , Sixth Edition and Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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