Roping the reader in with humor and real-world case examples presented as mysteries to be solved, this engaging text has been updated with new cases, the latest version of SPSS, and new coverage of multivariate analysis of variance. Steven R. Terrell prepares students and practitioners to become informed consumers of statistics so that they can make decisions based on data, and understand decisions others have made. He identifies six simple steps and guides readers to master them--from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis; identifying independent and dependent variables; and selecting, computing, and interpreting appropriate statistical tests. All techniques are demonstrated both manually and with the help of SPSS software.
New to This Edition
*All software instructions and examples are updated to SPSS Version 25.
*Expanded chapter on the analysis of variance (ANOVA)--now covers multivariate ANOVA.
*New and revised examples and quiz items pertaining to a broader range of fields, such as business, information systems, and medical sciences, along with education and psychology.
*Examples of SPSS screenshots used for analyzing data.
*User-friendly cautionary notes, "Putting it All Together" recaps, and alerts, such as "notice the effect size" or "check the direction of the mean scores."
*End-of-chapter "Quiz Time" exercises that guide students to answer intriguing questions like whether working from home increases productivity, or whether age affects how long it takes to complete a doctoral degree.
*Lists of key terms and formulas in each chapter, plus end-of-book glossary.
"Most undergraduates--and many junior professors--dread introductory statistics courses. Statistics Translated, Second Edition, will relieve the concerns of both students and instructors. The conversational tone, frequent examples and applications, consistent presentation of a six-step model to drive decision making, and visual demonstrations make the book easy to read. It offers clear explanations of relatively advanced ideas and infuses ethics into statistical decision making, which will appeal to teachers. I also appreciate the author's emphasis, in interpreting data, on the size of the effect rather than the magnitude of the alpha level. This user-friendly text surely will be widely adopted in college classrooms and kept as a reference guide by professionals long after they complete their required statistics course."--Matthew K. Burns, PhD, Professor of Special Education and Director, Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy, University of Missouri–Columbia
"Tremendously accessible and well written. This text is especially helpful for students who are intimidated by statistics--which includes most students in the behavioral sciences. The text clearly and simply explains the steps of quantitative research, from creating a research question to computing and interpreting statistical findings. Like the first edition, the second edition is an excellent text for psychology research methods or behavioral statistics courses, and is valuable for anyone who must use and interpret statistics."--Robin A. Barry, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Wyoming
About the Author:
Steven R. Terrell, PhD, is Professor in the College of Engineering and Computing at Nova Southeastern University and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the University's Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice. He has taught quantitative and qualitative research methods since the 1980s and is the author of over 130 journal articles and conference presentations. Dr. Terrell is active in the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association and served as Chair of the American Educational Research Association’s Online Teaching and Learning Special Interest Group.