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Making Sense of Statistics

Making Sense of Statistics

A Non-Mathematical Approach

  • Author: Michael Wood
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137201703
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 224
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Making Sense of Statistics provides a thorough, but accessible, introduction to statistics and probability, without the distractions of mathematics. The book does not require you to use any algebraic formulae or equations, but it does explain how and why methods work, and exactly what answers mean. Guidance is provided on how to design investigations, analyze data and interpret results. There are exercises and case studies from a variety of areas of application, and an accompanying website from which interactive spreadsheet models and data files can be downloaded.

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology

Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology

  • Author: Gerry Mulhern,Brian Greer
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230357997
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 320
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'I became a psychology student because I'm curious about why people behave as they do. Why am I expected to study statistics?' Statistics is one of the most useful elements of any psychology degree. This popular textbook will equip you with the tools needed not only to make sense of your own data and research, but also to think critically about the research and statistics you will encounter in everyday life. Features include: - Logical, intuitive organization of key statistical concepts and tests with an emphasis on understanding which test to use and why - Innovative graphic illustrations and insightful dialogues that help you to get to grips with statistics - Concise, easy-to-follow guidelines for making sense of SPSS - COverage of more complex tests and concepts for when you need to dig deeper Making Sense of Data and Statistics in Psychology will help you design experiments, analyse data with confidence and establish a solid grounding in statistics; it will become a valuable resource throughout your studies. Gerry Mulhern is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK, and was President of the British Psychological Society from 2010 to 2011. Brian Greer is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University, USA. He has taught statistics to psychology students for many years, and has published widely on mathematics education. At www.palgrave.com/psychology/mulhern2e, students and lecturers will find a wealth of resources, including additional data sets, extra guidance on tests and lecture slides.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis

  • Author: Carolyn M. Hicks
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702041882
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 408
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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Statistics in Psychology

Statistics in Psychology

Explanations without Equations

  • Author: Stephen Jones
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137282401
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
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A refreshing and much-needed introduction to statistics in psychology for students who 'don't get numbers'. Jones breaks from the traditional, numerical approaches, drawing on non-numerical examples and scenarios from both psychological literature and everyday life to explain key statistical concepts. This is an ideal companion to core textbooks.

Authoring a PhD

Authoring a PhD

How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Thesis Or Dissertation

  • Author: Patrick Dunleavy
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0230802087
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 312
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Authoring a PhD is a complex process. It involves having creative ideas, working out how to organize them, writing up from plans, upgrading the text, and finishing it speedily and to a good standard. It also includes being examined and getting published. Patrick Dunleavy has written Authoring a PhD based on his supervision experience with over 30 students. It provides solid advice to help your PhD students cope with both the intellectual issues and practical difficulties of organizing their work effectively. It is an indispensable and time saving aid for doctoral students in the humanities, social sciences, education, business studies, law, health, arts and visual arts, and related disciplines, and will also be a great help to supervisors.

Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

  • Author: Wander Lowie,Bregtje Seton
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137284900
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 176
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Using numbers and research methods in your studies can be a little daunting at first. This book gives you straightforward guidance and no-nonsense advice on using, analysing and interpreting statistics and methodologies in empirical work. Each topic is introduced by an activity to help stimulate thought, and this is followed by a full explanation and exercises. Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics: – explores different types of research and explains how to choose a methodology – gives clear explanations of statistical and mathematical terms – builds confidence and skills through hands-on exercises, examples and 'how-to' sections – offers online learning resources, including demonstrations with real data to be used with the software package SPSS Assuming no previous knowledge of methodology and statistics, this book will help you to acquire and strengthen your understanding, practice what you have learnt and feel comfortable with applying this new expertise to your own work.

Making Sense of Statistical Studies

Making Sense of Statistical Studies

  • Author: Roxy Peck,Daren S. Starnes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780979174766
  • Category: Mathematical statistics
  • Page: 186
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Making Sense of Statistical Studies consists of 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with valuable experience in designing and analyzing statistical studies. It is written for an upper middle-school or high-school audience having some background in exploratory data analysis and basic probability. The Making Sense of Statistical Studies Teacher's Module includes supporting resources to help you use MSSS effectively in your classroom.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

  • Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317650220
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 452
  • View: 2957
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

The Politics Companion

The Politics Companion

  • Author: Robert Leach
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137266317
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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An extremely accessible student companion covering all the main aspects of political science from the nature of the disciplines and main components of courses to study skills, key terms and concepts; the main theoretical approaches and key thinkers and research studies. Reflecting the increasing internationalism of courses and study, the book is truly international in scope and will be the ideal complement for students around the world to Palgrave Macmillan's highly successful range of course texts.

Models at Work

Models at Work

A Practitioner's Guide to Risk Management

  • Author: J. Farid
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137371641
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 613
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This book provides a much needed 'middle ground' for risk practitioners who need an in-depth understanding of risk management without excessive formulae or theory. Written to appeal to a broad but financially-minded audience, it provides coverage of risk management and the frameworks commonly applied in the financial services industry.

Africa since Independence

Africa since Independence

  • Author: Paul Nugent
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 023039356X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 680
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A genuinely comparative study of the different trajectories and experiences of independent African states. This expanded, revised and updated new edition of an established text now includes the latest scholarship and features more on issues such as AIDS, urbanisation, South Sudan, questions of citizenship and the importance of transnational spaces.

The Trend Management Toolkit

The Trend Management Toolkit

A Practical Guide to the Future

  • Author: A. Kjaer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137370092
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 243
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In a fast moving world, businesses need to keep up with data analysis and pattern spotting to identify future opportunities. Anne Lise Kjaer presents a unique methodology for global trend spotting along with practical tools and approaches to help companies and organizations analyse market changes and determine the way ahead.

Genetics

Genetics

A Conceptual Approach

  • Author: Benjamin A. Pierce
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780716779285
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 832
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Based on the author’s 27 years of teaching experience, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Third Edition, builds upon features that have made past editions so successful: an engaging writing style; relevant applications; an accessible and instructive art program; an emphasis on problem-solving; and, most importantly, a strong focus on concepts and connections. To bring these key concepts into sharper focus, Ben Pierce has selectively reduced the amount of detail and has streamlined coverage to focus on essential concepts.

Business Research

Business Research

A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

  • Author: Jill Collis,Roger Hussey
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137037482
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
  • View: 9986
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A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.

Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings

Researching Dyslexia in Multilingual Settings

Diverse Perspectives

  • Author: Dr. Deirdre Martin
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 1783090677
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 200
  • View: 300
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This volume draws together current research on dyslexia and literacy in multilingual settings across disciplines and methodologies. The contributors, all internationally recognised in the field, address developmental and acquired literacy difficulties and dyslexia in a range of language contexts including EAL/EFL. The book uses theories and analytical frameworks of a critical nature to reveal prejudicial social practices, and suggests future research directions towards a critical re-consideration of current understandings of dyslexia in multilingual settings, with a view to foregrounding the potential for interdisciplinarity. The book also suggests ways forward for evidence-informed practice, and it will be a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and students alike.

The Good Research Guide

The Good Research Guide

  • Author: Martyn Denscombe
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill International
  • ISBN: 0335220223
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 349
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As a best-selling introductory book on the basics of social research, The Good Research Guide provides an accessible yet comprehensive introduction to the main approaches to social research and the methods most commonly used by researchers in the social sciences. This edition has been updated to account for recent developments in the field such as: The emergence of mixed methods approaches Increased use of internet research More frequent use of methods such as triangulation and focus groups Developments in research ethics Written for anyone undertaking a small-scale research project, either as part of an academic course or as part of their professional development, this book provides: A clear, straightforward introduction to data collection methods and data analysis Explanations of the key decisions researchers need to take, with practical advice on how to make appropriate decisions Essential checklists to guide good practice This book is perfect for the first-time researcher looking for guidance on the issues they should consider and traps they should avoid when embarking on a social research project.

Adaptive Thinking

Adaptive Thinking

Rationality in the Real World

  • Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190286768
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 432
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Where do new ideas come from? What is social intelligence? Why do social scientists perform mindless statistical rituals? This vital book is about rethinking rationality as adaptive thinking: to understand how minds cope with their environments, both ecological and social. Gerd Gigerenzer proposes and illustrates a bold new research program that investigates the psychology of rationality, introducing the concepts of ecological, bounded, and social rationality. His path-breaking collection takes research on thinking, social intelligence, creativity, and decision-making out of an ethereal world where the laws of logic and probability reign, and places it into our real world of human behavior and interaction. Adaptive Thinking is accessibly written for general readers with an interest in psychology, cognitive science, economics, sociology, philosophy, artificial intelligence, and animal behavior. It also teaches a practical audience, such as physicians, AIDS counselors, and experts in criminal law, how to understand and communicate uncertainties and risks.

The Study Skills Handbook

The Study Skills Handbook

  • Author: Stella Cottrell
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137289260
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 432
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THE ORIGINAL AND BEST – BY THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR If you are serious about succeeding with your studies, The Study Skills Handbook is for you! Stella Cottrell has helped hundreds of thousands of students to make learning easier, faster and more enjoyable. Recognising that we all have our own unique formula for success, her tried and trusted approach allows you to find the key to unlock your potential and develop the skills you need to improve your grades, build your confidence and plan for the future you want. This fully revised fourth edition features: • Chapters on all the core study skills – including research, critical thinking, MA26 writing, revision, team work and more • E-learning coverage throughout • Illustrations and a strong visual design – acting as memory joggers, reinforcing learning and making the book more accessible, fun and engaging • Lots of new material including brand new chapters on student success and time management No matter whether you have just left school or MA26, whether you are a mature, part-time or international student, The Study Skills Handbook is your passport to success.

Research Methods

Research Methods

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1349926728
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Essential Quantitative Methods

Essential Quantitative Methods

For Business, Management and Finance

  • Author: Les Oakshott
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137518561
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 472
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The new edition of this accessible textbook provides ideal introductory coverage of quantitative methods. It offers real world business examples and case studies to illustrate problem-solving in empirical situations. Student learning is comprehensively supported by extensive online resources.