Introduction to Quantitative Statistical Analyses
This book explores some limitations of the null-hypothesis approach, which dominates traditional statistical analyses of psychology experiments. This is done by introducing procedures for estimating effect size and power, in addition to introducing confidence intervals as a more informative test of the difference between two means. Analytical comparisons are also detailed throughout the book to emphasize the importance of gaining as much information as possible from one’s data. Introduction to Quantitative Statistical Analyses delivers a representative and readable account of statistical procedures commonly described in journal articles. This is an ideal text for students preparing for advanced psychology classes and other social science courses that utilize readings with complex statistical analysis.