The easiest guide to advanced and multivariate statistics.


Lost in the unknown territory of structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, and other advanced statistical procedures?

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Welcome to the companion site for Advanced Statistics in Research: Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results. This is the easiest guide to the nastiest statistics: multiple regression, discriminant analysis, logistic regression, MANOVA, ANOVA, ANCOVA, factor analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, meta-analysis, and more (see the table of contents for the complete list).

Advanced Statistics in Research does not show how to perform statistical analyses—it shows how to read and understand the analyses that appear in the Results section of published scientific articles. It is written for those with little or no background in data analysis. Complex matrix-algebra formulas are avoided, and all concepts are explained in simple, nontechnical terms (with lots of examples). It may be used as a reference for students and researchers or as a textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.

Follow these links to learn more about this book or to download free sample chapters.

Course Resources

If you are a professor, instructor, lecturer, or any other kind of teacher, you are welcome to use this site’s materials in teaching your classes—free of charge. These materials include table of contents, sample chaptersslides and exercise]s for the classroom. The[ Instructor’s Page] provides information about how teachers may obtain the 600-item test bank or the Exercise Key.

Test Bank is now available on Learning Management Systems (LMS) Formats
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Free exercises

The exercises section provides free PDF downloads of over 20 exercises related to the statistical procedures covered in the book. The typical exercise describes an investigation, provides excerpts from the Results section of the resulting fictitious article, and then asks questions about those results. The exercises can be used as in-class discussion activities, homework assignments, and source material for exam questions.

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Advanced Statistics in Research: Reading, Understanding, and Writing Up Data Analysis Results

Larry Hatcher
©2013 Shadow Finch Media,
640 pages

5.0 out of 5 stars
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
November 3, 2016

Best statistics book I've ever had. I have it at work with me as a reference and read it at home to constantly refresh my memory of some basic concepts as well. I cannot agree more with the other comments - the author explains difficult stats concepts very well and in an easy-to-understand way. I have statistics books with all the crazy equations too but I always come back to this book because for me understanding the concepts is much more important than being able to calculate the numbers which I can easily do with software anyway.

    Amazon Review

a serious book with a noble purpose:
to educate those
needing to read
and actually understand
papers that use statistics. Highly recommended.
---Wilton T. Adams,
     Science Books & Film

This is an ideal text for advanced
undergraduate or graduate-level
courses on statistics or research.
Kudos for making the subject
of statistics enjoyable to read!

---Dr. Chas Koermer

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