Category Archives: Statistics

Textbooks

The numerous online resources will get you so far, but for a comprehensive guide to how to do statistics using SPSS (or any other statistical software) and how to interpret the results, you will need a text book.  Field (2009) is essential reading, … Continue reading

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Using Excel

Before encountering SPSS or any other statistical software, we generally have to organise our data in some form using Excel spreadsheets.  Try this  guide to the basics of using Excel  or this pdf document if you are using Excel for Survey Questionnaires. If you … Continue reading

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Stats calculation tools

There are a number of online tools for calculating basic statistics.  This Psychology.org site provides a long list of websites and links of tips, tools and blogs.  Try this  Free online tool  Its modular design and sophisticated interface makes it very … Continue reading

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Explaining Statistical Concepts

Lots of statistics sites cover the basic information so it makes sense to be clear on what exactly you are looking for. Do you need to look up something quickly or have you a bit of time to spend going … Continue reading

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Statistics Blogs

For some statistics is a hateful evil and for others they are a necessary tool.  However there are a small band of individuals for whom statistics are a quiet passion (before you scoff at such people, consider how useful it … Continue reading

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SPSS and “How to” guides on the web

SPSS (it now called PASW) is still the most popular statistics package in psychology and it is the one that is most used in honours year here at Glasgow.  In terms of on-line resources there are a lot out there … Continue reading

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Statistics: Andy Field’s site

One of the required books for level 3 Psychology is Andy Field’s “Discovering Statistics Using SPSS”.  The book is a veritable compendium of Statistical Wisdom.   Beyond this the Andy has a excellent site called Statistics Hell with a lot of … Continue reading

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Choosing Statistical Tests

There are lots of sites out there that help you to select which statistical test to use, some of which are below. You probably need to know a few basics before you start, such as what type of design you … Continue reading

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