Early Success in Statistics: A Guide for Students of Psychology and Health

Core text for first year introductory module in statistics for undergraduates in psychology and related areas, particularly Health Sciences. Also suitable for A Level Psychology students, and for health professionals carrying out quantitative research for the first time. This book enables students in the health sciences to complete an introductory course in statistics quickly and successfully. Although brief and easy to use, it covers all the major statistical concepts and main SPSS operations, teaching statistical concepts as a whole through a unique combination of narrative, logic puzzles, SPSS examples, statistical knowledge, research papers, and self-assessment tasks. Research examples and datasets are included, together with guidance on writing up results for reports/publication. Chapters can be completed in 1 to 2 hours, with students being able to demonstrate that they have understood the concepts presented by self-assessment and/or by accessing further problems/assessment via the Web.