Academic journal article Journal of Psychosocial Research

Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics

Academic journal article Journal of Psychosocial Research

Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics

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Textbook of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics by Vimala Veeraraghavan and Suhas Shetgovekar, Sage Publishing, New Delhi 2016 332+ pages Rs.450/-

Institutions that disregard the research dimension of an educational journey of students raise their probability of becoming only knowledge garages

Psychology in India is like ever growing banyan tree, which as a subject is being taught in its various specializations (such as clinical, industrial, social, counseling psychologies). Psychology and Statistics are two inseparable entities. All students in graduate and post-graduate courses are equipped with basic and advanced knowledge on statistics. Thus this book addresses the very basic need of subject's requirement. All psychology students when join their workplaces (such as hospitals, schools, industry, NGOs, government institutions) once again recall, look out for and make use of the statistical methods as an evidence and measurement of the effects of psychological and behavioural interventions at work.

The use of right kind of statistics in social science research is very challenging phenomena; this book gives various definitions which describe multiple perspectives of statistics especially in relation to behavioral and psychological sciences.

The book introduces a variety of Parametric and Nonparametric Statistics in a comprehensive manner. The first chapter provides all fundamentally important (must-be-known to the research students) concepts and terms such as descriptive and inferential statistics, hypothesis testing, types of error, degree of freedom, sampling methods, variables, research design, measurement scales, and parametric and nonparametric statistics. …

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