- Subject index
Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.
Chapter 6: Statistical Techniques and Analysis
Statistical Techniques and Analysis
Statistics? What does statistics have to do with psychology? Perhaps you have heard this question. It is a fairly common one and usually reflects the belief that psychologists are people who help others with emotional problems, mostly by talking with them. Why would such a person need to know about statistics? Of course, as this two-volume work shows, psychologists have many other interests and do many other things besides helping people with emotional problems. Nevertheless, even if psychologists restricted themselves to this one endeavor, statistics would be a necessary component of their field because the particular techniques that clinical and counseling psychologists use were selected after being tested and compared with other techniques in experiments that were are ...