The distinguishing feature of experimental psychology is not so much the nature of its theories as the methods used to test their validity. The first edition of Experimental Design and Statistics provided a clear and lucid introduction to these methods and the statistical techniques which support them. For this new edition the text has been revised, the coverage of two-sample tests has been extended, and new sections have been added introducing one-sample tests, linear regression and the product-moment correlation coefficient.Problems associated with the applications of experimental design and how to use observations of behaviour in research are key questions for all introductory students of psychology. This new and expanded edition provides them with an invaluable text and source.
For this second edition, this best-selling textbook has been revised, the coverage of two-sample tests extended, and new sections added introducing one-sample tests, linear regression, and the product-moment correlation coefficient.
Table of Statistical Tests. 1. Designing an Experiment. 2. Data Presentation and the Normal Distribution. 3. Basic Concepts of Statistical Testing. 4. Independent Two-sample Tests. 5. Related Two-sample Tests. 6. One-sample Tests. 7. Tests for Trend and Spread. 8. Measuring the Relationship Between Two Variables. 9. Predicting One Variable from Another. 10. Experimental Design and Beyond. Appendices. References and Name Index. Subject Index.