Charles McCreery:

There are usually three complementary methods for mastering any new intellectual or artistic task; these are, in ascending order of importance:

  1. reading books about it
  2. observing how other people do it
  3. actually doing it oneself

This tutorial focuses on the second of these methods. It is based on handouts that I developed when teaching first-year psychology students at Magdalen College, Oxford. The core of the tutorial is a worked example from an Oxford University Prelims Statistics examination paper. I have therefore placed this section in prime position; however, in teaching the order of events was different, and more nearly corresponded to the three-fold hierarchy of methods given above:

  1. The student was invited to read one of the chapters on the Recommended Reading list, given in Section 5. He or she would also have been expected to attend a lecture on the topic in question at the Department of Experimental Psychology.
  2. The student would attend a tutorial, in which we would go through the worked example shown here. He or she would take away the handouts shown in Sections 3 and 4, which were designed to give structure to the topic and help them when doing an example on their own.
  3. They would be given another previous examination question to take away and do in their own time, which would be handed in later for marking.

I am strongly in favour of detailed worked examples; following one is the next best thing to attempting a question oneself.

Mccreery, Charles. “Charles McCreery." 4 Apr. 2008 <>


First-year Statistics for Psychology Students Through Worked Examples

1. The Chi-square test (PDF)
Oxford Forum, Psychological Paper No. 2007-1.

2. Probability and Bayes’ Theorem (PDF)
Oxford Forum, Psychological Paper No. 2007-2.

3. Analysis of Variance (PDF)
Oxford Forum, Psychological Paper No. 2007-3.

Tutorials devised for first-year psychology students at Oxford University.


一個回應 to “ANOVA”

  1. 史提芬 Says:

    我讀書時學過 stat. 有教anova 不過都唔記得晒了 hahaha~


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