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1. Asking and Answering Research Questions 2. Research Fundamentals: Don't Fool Yourself 3. Picturing and Describing Data 4. The Normal Distribution and Sampling 5. Confidence Intervals and Effect Sizes 6. p Values, Null Hypothesis Significance Testing, and Confidence Intervals 7. The Independent Groups Design 8. The Paired Design 9. Meta-Analysis 10. Open Science and Planning Research 11. Correlation 12. Regression 13. Frequencies, Proportions, and Risk 14. Extended Designs: One Independent Variable 15. Extended Designs: Two Independent Variables 16. Future Directions
Geoff Cumming is professor emeritus of La Trobe University and has been teaching statistics for over 40 years. Robert Calin-Jageman is a professor of psychology and the neuroscience program director at Dominican University and has been teaching and mentoring undergraduate students for nine years.
"I envision a day when most textbooks will focus on estimation and meta-analytic thinking as this text does but Geoff Cumming's book is definitely pioneering this journey. ... The voice and pace of the text is engaging. ...The videos ... [are] one of the bestselling points of the text. ... I would certainly ... adopt this book for my introductory statistics courses. ... I have never read a statistics text that introduced concepts in the way provided in this text-clear and simple examples that "informally" allow the reader to integrate several concepts into their thinking. ... Even the more statistically anxious students would be put at ease. ... ESCI allows for students to easily manipulate multiple values and instantly see what happens as a result of that manipulation." - Susan Troncoso Skidmore, Sam Houston State University, USA "There are many introductory statistics books on the market, but this one [is] especially well-positioned to capitalize on the growing interest ... for moving away from relying solely on NHST. ...The author is a well-known and respected advocate of this approach. ....The focus on estimation, meta-analysis, and research integrity ... will be embraced by many instructors. ...The writing style is appealing, showing the author to be an excellent teacher. ...The ESCI software will be useful for classroom demonstrations as well as for individual learning. The videos are outstanding - the video on dancing p-values changed the way my graduate students interpret research." - Dale Berger, Claremont Graduate University, USA "The concepts are developed in interesting contexts and examples. ... The ESCI tools are amazing. ... The exercises ... are excellent, numerous, and likely to be a great help to instructors. ... The supplemental material ... is impressive and likely to be ... persuasive in adoption decisions. ... The obvious market is the Intro Stats for psychology market. Strengths: The author's ability to communicate statistical concepts; His authoritative grasp of NHST principles, research, and practices; His understanding of, and enthusiasm for, estimation methods; The ESCI ... exercises." - Bruce Blaine, St. John Fisher College, USA "It is a brilliant book for two main reasons: it uses an estimation approach from start to finish to help readers to understand effect sizes, confidence intervals and meta-analysis, so important in play therapy research. Even better, it is the first text to explain the new and exciting Open Science practices which encourage replication and enhance the trustworthiness of research. (...) APAC are recommending the book as essential reading for MA students. Also for all others who want to master the black art of statistics in 16 intensive lessons." - Jeff Thomas, The Journal of the International and UK Societies of Play and Creative Arts Therapies