Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach
Key differences between 5th and 4th editions
 Time lapse between previous and current publications: 4 years (2015 vs 2011).
 S. Jackson's Research Methods and Statistics was first published in 2001.
 The Fifth edition contains 15 chapters  just as the previous Fourth edition.
 Statistical Software Resources sections are included in Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14.
 Chapter 7 includes material on basic concepts and rules of probability as wll as standard normal distribution.
 Chapters 9 now covers betweensubjects design and the parametric statistic appropriate for this experimental design.
 Chapters 10 now covers correlatedgroups design and the parametric statistic appropriate for this experimental design.
 Material on nonparametric tests from the 4th Edition's chapter 10 "Inferential Statistics: TwoGroup Designs" has been moved to new Chapter 14.
 New Chapter 14 "Nonparametric Inferential Statistics" covers:
 KruskalWallis Test, a nonparametric testing to compare three or more groups of sample data.
 Friedman Test, a nonparametric test for testing the difference between several related samples.
 New Appendix D Getting Started with Excel, SPSS, and the TI84 Calculator.
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Research Methods and Statistics: A Critical Thinking Approach
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