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Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

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ISBN-10: 0230304818

ISBN-13: 9780230304819

Edition: 2013

Authors: Wander Lowie, Bregtje Seton

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.814

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
The Basics
Types of Research
Introduction
Hypothesis generating vs hypothesis testing
Description vs explanation
Non-experimental vs experimental
Process research vs product research
Longitudinal vs cross-sectional
Case studies vs group studies
Qualitative vs quantitative
In situ/naturalistic research vs laboratory research
The approaches taken in this book
Systematicity in Statistics: Variables
Introduction
Research design
Why do we need statistics?
Variables and operationalization
Descriptive Statistics
Introduction
Describing datasets: means and dispersion
A different view on variability
Frequency distributions
Statistical Logic
Introduction
The chance of making the wrong decision
Statistical decisions
Degrees of freedom
Parametric and non-parametric statistics
Checking assumptions
Alpha and beta
Doing Statistics: From Theory to Practice
Operationalization
Forming hypotheses
Selecting a sample
Data collection
Setting the level of significance
Statistics
Interpretation of the data
Reliability of outcome
Common Statistics for Applied Linguistics
Introduction
Comparing groups
Assessing relations
Analysing frequencies
Doing statistics
Conclusion
Statistical dangers and limitations
Validity and reliability
Meaningful outcomes
Statistics and the real world
Notes
References
How to SPSS
How to Do Descriptive Statistics
How to Check Assumptions
How to Do a t-test
How to Do a One-way ANOVA
How to Do a Two-way ANOVA
How to Do a Correlation Analysis
How to Do a Simple Regression Analysis
How to Do a Chi-square Analysis
SPSS Practicals
Exploring SPSS and Entering Variables
Descriptive Statistics
Calculations Using SPSS
Inductive Statistics
Miscellaneous Assignments
Miscellaneous Assignments (Revision)
Index