Analysis of variance (ANOVA) constitutes the main set of statistical methods used by students and researchers to analyse data from experiments. This expertly written textbook adopts a pioneering approach to ANOVA with an emphasis on confidence intervals rather than tests of significance.

Key features of the book include: extensive coverage; strong emphasis upon practical examples; web-based links to sample questions and answers; student-focused throughout, it offers a comprehensive introduction to ANOVA using confidence intervals. The chapters have been organized to fit onto a typical lecture programme and is well-structured and practical, invaluable for undergraduates and postgraduate students taking courses in quantitative methods across the social sciences.

Precision and Power

One of the important features of a CI analysis is the information provided about precision of estimation. If contrast values are estimated with a high degree of precision, CIs are narrow and inferences are unequivocal. Very high precision leads to the possibility of practical equivalence inference, an important type ...

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