ContentsAcknowledgementsvii1Introduction: How to get started with statistics12Descriptive statistics113Samples, populations and the normal distribution524Making inferences: confidence limits and statistical significance805Analysing data from repeated measures experiments1066Analysing data from independent groups: continuous ordinal measures1357Analysing data from independent groups: categorical measures1698Relationships between variables: correlation and regression1949Introducing analysis of variance23710Analysing questionnaires and measurement instruments26911Thinking some more about statistics30012Report writing321Appendices335References344Index351
AcknowledgementsWe would like to acknowledge the support of our colleagues in the Psychology Divisionat Nottingham Trent University and the Health Sciences Department at the University ofYork who provide a positive and friendly working environment. We would also like tothank the many people who commented on the drafts and so helped in the development ofthis text. If we are successful in selling the film rights we promise to give them all a walk-on part. We would also like to acknowledge the support and indulgence of MichaelCarmichael and Claire Reeve at Sage (and we promised not to mention the thumbscrews).