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Erich C Fein, Toowoomba, Australia

John Gilmour, Toowoomba, Australia

Tayna Machin, Toowoomba, Australia

Liam Hendry, Toowoomba, Australia

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9780645326109

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Accessibility Information
  • About the Authors
  • Introduction
  • I. Chapter One - Exploring Your Data
  • II. Chapter Two - Test Statistics, p Values, Confidence Intervals and Effect Sizes
  • III. Chapter Three- Comparing Two Group Means
  • IV. Chapter Four - Comparing Associations Between Two Variables
  • V. Chapter Five- Comparing Associations Between Multiple Variables
  • VI. Chapter Six- Comparing Three or More Group Means
  • VII. Chapter Seven- Moderation and Mediation Analyses
  • VIII. Chapter Eight- Factor Analysis and Scale Reliability
  • IX. Chapter Nine- Nonparametric Statistics
  • References

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  • About the Book

    This book aims to help you understand and navigate statistical concepts and the main types of statistical analyses essential for research students. 


    About the Contributors


    Dr Erich C. Fein is an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Queensland. He received substantial training in research methods and statistics during his PhD program at Ohio State University.  He currently teaches four courses in research methods and statistics.  His research involves leadership, occupational health, and motivation, as well as issues related to research methods such as the following article: “Safeguarding Access and Safeguarding Meaning as Strategies for Achieving Confidentiality.”  Click here to link to his Google Scholar profile.

    Dr John Gilmour is a Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, His research focuses on the locational and temporal analyses of crime, and the evaluation of police training and procedures. John has worked across many different sectors including PTSD, social media, criminology, and medicine.

    Dr Tanya Machin is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Dean at the University of Southern Queensland. Her research focuses on social media and technology across the lifespan. Tanya has co-taught Honours research methods with Erich, and is also interested in ethics and qualitative research methods. Tanya has worked across many different sectors including primary schools, financial services, and mental health.

    Dr Liam Hendry is a Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. His research interests focus on long-term and short-term memory, measurement of human memory, attention, learning & diverse aspects of cognitive psychology.

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