Essential Statistics for Applied Linguistics

Edition: 2013

Authors: Wander Lowie, Bregtje Seton

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List price: \$28.99
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: 0.594

 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