APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods

Editor-in-Chief: Sheldon Zedeck, PhD
Pages: 434
Item #: 4311019
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1533-1
List Price: $39.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $29.95
Copyright: 2014
Format: Hardcover
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Statistics is the field of knowledge concerned with data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation and presentation. Methodology comprises the many and varied structured ways in which research is conducted — answering the fundamental question: How does the researcher effectively gather information for particular purposes?

Both are core topics underlying the discipline of psychology and the other social, physical, and medical sciences. Moreover, a basic understanding of the language of statistics and research methods is required for any serious student, scientist, and practitioner in these fields.

The APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods is a focused reference resource that explores the lexicon of these two profoundly interrelated areas. It provides

  • Over 4,000 entries offering clear and authoritative definitions;
  • Balanced coverage in such core areas as research planning and design, psychometrics, quantitative and qualitative measurements, and data analysis;
  • Hundreds of incisive cross-references that deepen the user’s understanding of related topics;
  • More than 100 illustrations of some of the common and uncommon data display methods;
  • A Quick Guide to Use that explains stylistic and formal features at a glance; and
  • Appendixes listing common abbreviations and statistical symbols
Table of Contents


Editorial Staff

About the Editorial Board

Quick Guide to Format

APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods


  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Entry Illustrations
  • Overview of Research Design Considerations
  • Symbols
Editor Bio

Sheldon Zedeck, PhD, is a professor of psychology and of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, and the 2010 recipient of The Berkeley Citation for distinguished service to the campus.

He is an industrial/organizational psychologist who has published articles on the topics of moderator variables, selection and validation, test fairness, high-stakes testing, statistical banding, performance appraisal, assessment centers, stress, and work and family issues.

He has coauthored texts on data analysis and measurement theory. He is former editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology (2003–2008) and the editor in chief for the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2010).

His research on law school admissions received the 2011 Smashing Bias Research Award (with M. Shultz) from the Level Playing Field Institute for the Promotion of Outstanding Research on Ensuring Fairness From the Classroom to the Boardroom.

Reviews & Awards
  • 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Of particular use to experienced researchers, this is an appropriate and welcome tool for graduate or upper-level undergraduate students in research methods courses.
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