Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach
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RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS: A CRITICAL THINKING APPROACH, 4e, successfully illustrates the integration between statistics and research methods by demonstrating the ways to use statistics in analyzing data collected during research. Jackson’s combined text adopts an inviting narrative style that draws you into the material, helping you overcome the initial apprehension you may feel at having to learn both subject areas at once. She incorporates a studentfriendly criticalthinking approach and presents examples and exercises to which you can relate. Jackson focuses on the logic of the process and the methodology aspect of research.
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Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language (5th Edition)
As the SAS© programming language continues to evolve, this guide follows suit with timely coverage of the combination statistical package, database management system, and highlevel programming language. Using current examples from business, medicine, education, and psychology, Applied Statistics and the SAS Programming Language is an invaluable resource for applied researchers, giving them the capacity to perform statistical analyses with SAS without wading through pages of technical documentation. Includes the necessary SAS statements to run programs for most of the commonly used statistics, explanations of the computer output, interpretations of results, and examples of how to construct tables and write up results for reports and journal articles. Illustrated with SAS Graph™ output. Provides readers with ample models for developing programming skills. For anyone interested in learning more about applied statistics and the SAS programming language.
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3rd Edition was Better,
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A Great Book; Easy to Follow,
For a research & statistics course I have found that the math content and reviewing graphs is hard. Luckily, this text provides step by step examples to make it easier to complete each problem. Standard deviation, variance, mean, mode, etc. are just some examples of the types of mathematical terms you will run into. Bar, scatter, line graphs are all types of graphs that are used to show these mathematical calculations in different ways. This book could possibly even be a good teacher for a psychology student but I would not fully depend on it because some individuals are vocal learners not visual.
An APA style paper is discussed in this book as well. If you are a Psychology major (which I assume you are if you are even required to purchase this type of text), you will need to write some form of APA styled paper. This type of writing is different from the standard MLA format. This book assumes you know absolutely nothing about an APA styled paper which is awesome! There are different communication guidelines, steps in organizing the paper and the book even includes a sample paper in APA style that is a good reference when writing your own.
For an easy flow this book displays a table of content that directs you easily to the different parts of the book. Within the titles of the chapters it gives subtitles of the different points that are covered in each part of the given chapter. Easy to locate any information needed!
I would recommend this text of course. Like I have said previously this text gives you step by step mathematical instruction to help you solve problems, displays the different graphs used in statistics, provides well written content to help you remember different terms and it even gives you an APA styled paper to help you write your very own. It is hard to find a good/clear text to guide you through a course, but luckily this one is perfect if you need a teacher like text. Psychology is a hard enough degree to obtain, so to achieve this goal you are going to need to pass the courses needed and this book makes that job easier than others.
Unfortunately the downfall to this text is it is not an easy to read text. The author uses many vocabulary words that are needed to know to fully understand the content and that is why I said previously that this is not a just for fun read. Other than that this is a great book and well worth the purchase and read for the course!
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Clean and concise.,
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This Book ROCKS! (for a stats/programming book, that is…),
I find it useful for reviewing SAS steps, and as a quick stats overview. The big SAS books are fine as a reference or for researching more complex and/or narrower questions, but this is far more userfriendly. Highly recommended for the beginning to moderate statistician or programmer.
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Excellent Introduction,
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guide to applied stats through the use of SAS,
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