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First Steps In Research and Statistics

A Practical Workbook for Psychology Students

By Dennis Howitt, Duncan Cramer

© 2000 – Routledge

304 pages

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First Steps in Research and Statistics is a new, very accessible approach to learning about quantitative methods. No previous knowledge or experience is assumed and every stage of the research process is covered.

Key topics include:

* Formulating your research questions

* How to choose the right statistical test for your research design

* Important research issues, such as questionnaire design, ethics, sampling, reliability and validity

* Conducting simple statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data

* Using statistics to explore relationships and differences in your data

* Writing up your research report and presenting statistics

Simple and helpful worksheets and flow diagrams guide you through the research stages. Each chapter contains exercises with answers to check whether you've understood.


This book provides the novice psychologist not just with a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to basic statistics and methodology, but also illuminates and illustrates the links between the two: an unusual, if not a unique feature. I would certainly recommend this book to all first year students who pose the question: 'Why do we have to learn about statistics?' -Graham Davies, University of Leicester

About the Authors

Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer both teach at Loughborough University and have written several books on research and statistics.

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