Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

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Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by dmccashin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:20 pm

Just curious as to what text we are all referring back to prepare for the forthcoming tests?

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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by BlueCat » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:36 pm

Research Methods for Clinical Psychology is a good one.
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Post by rfdes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:12 pm

Hey, I found my undergrad ones quite helpful: Research methods and data analysis in psychology (Darren Langdridge) and Statistics without maths for psychology (Dancey and Reid). There was also this link somewhere on the forum for stats: http://www.statisticshell.com/html/apf.html

Hope this helps :)

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Post by dmccashin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:29 am

nice suggestions :)

Andy Field's stats book is also very useful.

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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by dmccashin » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:36 am

(sorry just realised that link IS Field's website....cool!)

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Post by ElizabethB » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:02 am

Off the top of my head....

My quantitative essentials..... (My Barker, Pallant and Greene books are very well used, but I flick through the others for more info)
- Barker et al (2000). Research methods in clinical psychology. Second edition.
- Pallant, SPSS survival manual.
- Marks et al. Research methods for clinical and health psychology
- Pagno. Understanding statistics
- Greene. Learning to use statistical tests in psychology
Non parametric statistics
Various Andy Field books

Etc etc

My qualitative essentials...
- Silverman. Doing Qualitative research
- smith. IPA

etc etc
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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by gilbs » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:09 pm

How much detail is usually required? Do you just have to know which Anova to implement or would you have to have specific knowledge of the stats underlying Anova and GLM etc?

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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by BlueCat » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:02 pm

Whoah" That's loads Elizabeth! Don't think I havd that many stats books throughout training! I got through training with Research Methods for Clinical Psychology, my undergrad books, and Tabachnick & FIddell.
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Post by Loula » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:19 pm

That is more books than me BlueCat. This feels a bit like a confession, but I have none :shock: I did have one in first year of undergrad but lent it to a 'friend' in the first time and never saw it again. Since then I have mainly used the internet and stats notes from lectures... That got me through my ClinPsyD thesis too. Reminds me of CPs I know who were proud to get through training without buying any books :D

edit: and to add this method also got me through a selection test twice. Honestly, keep it simple

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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by sarahg » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:44 pm

I don't think I have ever read a statistics book... I usually learn by doing and making notes, or using online resources.
The clinical psych tests tend to assume UG knowledge, so I would just follow the syllabus for these.

So for example knowledge regarding: descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, correlation, regression (linear and multiple), factor analysis (can't see them asking a question on this though), EFA and of course the boring non-parametric tests.

You should be able to: Know which tests to use in which situations, how to interpret the output of tests, assumptions of tests, how to write up the results of tests. Knowledge regarding validity and reliability (this is a cross over with methods in general). If you have access to SPSS, it could be handy to run through the tests yourself, as learning by doing is sometimes the best method.

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Re: Favourite Stats/Methods book for revision

Post by dmccashin » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:45 am

Interesting. Certainly, the use of smart notes can replace the need for textbooks. Likewise, interactive multimedia websites can be of assitance, e.g. http://www.statisticshell.com/html/cocytus.html

Anyone have stats and methods websites they'd like to recommend?

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