November Textbook Author of the Month: Keenan Pituch

Keenan Pituch, co-author of Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, is our Routledge Psychology Textbook Author of the Month for November! Read our exclusive interview and learn more about his fantastic new textbook!

Now in its 6th edition, the authoritative textbook Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, continues to provide advanced students with a practical and conceptual understanding of statistical procedures through examples and data-sets from actual research studies. With the added expertise of co-author Keenan Pituch (University of Texas-Austin), this 6th edition retains many key features of the previous editions, including its breadth and depth of coverage, a review chapter on matrix algebra, applied coverage of MANOVA, and emphasis on statistical power.  In this new edition, the authors continue to provide practical guidelines for checking the data, assessing assumptions, interpreting, and reporting the results to help students analyze data from their own research confidently and professionally.

We wanted to help students and researchers have a better understanding of the statistical concepts involved in multivariate analyses, as well as the know-how to conduct such analyses and interpret results.We also wanted to provide instructors with useful materials that would allow them to more easily teach multivariate statistics.To that end, the 6th edition of this text provides more practical guidance in conducting analyses and a greater emphasis on results interpretation.We also strive to provide clear explanations of underlying concepts, often initially using small data sets so that teachers can encourage a hands-on understanding of important concepts.

While we would like our readers to understand how to use and interpret statistics, we also want them to realize that statistics is an active discipline with new developments, unresolved issues, and occasional controversies.

Different statistical techniques often have much in common. The greater you understand the similarities and differences between various techniques, the better you understand the relative advantages provided by use of a given technique and the types of research questions it can help you address.

When students are first learning statistics, they often believe that there is one “right” statistical procedure to use in a given situation. It is often the case that a variety of methods are reasonable to use in a given situation, but that some methods may have greater benefits than others. This is why it is important for researchers to keep up with developments in the field of statistics.

 

Keenan A. Pituch (Ph.D., Florida State University) is Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include multilevel modeling, mediation analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance. Dr. Pituch has published over 40 methodological and applied research articles and book chapters and has taught a variety of quantitative methods courses, including Survey of Multivariate Methods, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, and Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data.Dr. Pituch also teaches a 4-day workshop on HLM annually at the Summer Statistics Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been supported by grants from the NSF, NIH, NIDA, and William T. Grant Foundation, and he is a member of the American Educational Research Association. He attributes his motivation to succeed in professional endeavors to inspiring teachers, including his parents (Michael and Ida Pituch), Richard Tate (his major Professor), and Marty Hurley (master teacher), as well as opportunities to serve in the Old Guard of the United States Army and be a member the Phantom Regiment.

Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences

  • Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences

    Analyses with SAS and IBM’s SPSS, Sixth Edition

    By Keenan A. Pituch, James P. Stevens

    Now in its 6th edition, the authoritative textbook Applied Multivariate Statistics for the Social Sciences, continues to provide advanced students with a practical and conceptual understanding of statistical procedures through examples and data-sets from actual research studies. With the added…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge

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