New content in this thoroughly updated second edition includes an introduction to Bayesian statistics which complements the coverage of Classical/Frequentist statistics present in the first edition. It also offers practical details on how to perform analyses using JASP – a globally employed, freely downloadable statistical package. The updated eResources also feature a range of new material including additional exercises so readers can test themselves on what they have learned in the book.
This timely and highly readable text will be invaluable to undergraduate students of psychology and research methods courses in related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in understanding and applying the basic concepts and inferential techniques associated with statistics in the behavioural sciences.
1. Introduction and basic concepts
2. Descriptive statistics
3. Introduction to probability
4. Introduction to inferential statistics
5. Probability distributions and the binomial distribution
6. Continuous random variables and the normal distribution
7. Sampling distribution of the mean, its use in hypothesis testing and the one-sample t-test (Frequentist approach)
8. Comparing a pair of means: The matched- and the independent-samples t-test (Frequentist approach)
9. The Bayesian approach to the t-test
12. The chi-square distribution and the analysis of categorical data
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