The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

A Basic Guide to Statistical Research and Discovery: Planning and Selecting Statistical Analyses
A basic guide to statistical research and discovery: Planning and selecting statistical analyses
Charles A.Scherbaum

Statistics have revolutionized modern science (Salsburg, 2002). They have provided the modern researcher with a set of tools to deal with the uncertainty inherent in scientific inquiry (Loftus & Loftus, 1988). The development and proliferation of statistics, however, has also presented researchers with a formidable challenge. That is, “Which analyses are the most appropriate?” Ultimately, the choice of appropriate statistical analyses will be based on the purpose of the research (i.e., exploratory or confirmatory), the research questions being asked (i.e., hypotheses), and the nature of the data (i.e., scale of measurement, shape of the distribution; Yaffee, 1996). Yet, determining ...

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