It strengthens the intuitive understanding of the material thereby increasing the ability to successfully analyze data in the future
It provides more control in the analysis of data so that readers can apply the techniques to a broader spectrum of questions
It reduces the number of statistical techniques that must be memorized
It teaches readers how to become data analysts instead of statisticians.
The book opens with an overview of data analysis. All the necessary concepts for statistical inference used throughout the book are introduced in Chapters 2 through 4. The remainder of the book builds on these models. Chapters 5 - 7 focus on regression analysis, followed by analysis of variance (ANOVA), mediational analyses, non-independent or correlated errors, including multilevel modeling, and outliers and error violations. The book is appreciated by all for its detailed treatment of ANOVA, multiple regression, nonindependent observations, interactive and nonlinear models of data, and its guidance for treating outliers and other problematic aspects of data analysis.
Intended for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on data analysis, statistics, and/or quantitative methods taught in psychology, education, or other behavioral and social science departments, this book also appeals to researchers who analyze data. A protected website featuring additional examples and problems with data sets, lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, and class-tested exam questions is available to adopters. This material uses SAS but can easily be adapted to other programs. A working knowledge of basic algebra and any multiple regression program is assumed.
Gary McClelland is Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in 1974 from The University of Michigan. A Faculty Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Dr. McClelland’s research interests include judgment and decision making, psychological models of economic behavior, statistics and data analysis, measurement and scaling, and mathematical psychology.
Carey S. Ryan is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After earning her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Ryan taught at the University of Pittsburgh and joined the University of Nebraska faculty in 2001. She has research interests in stereotyping and prejudice, group processes, and program evaluation.