Master Teacher and writer Roger E. Kirk brings two clear goals to the Fifth Edition of STATISTICS: AN INTRODUCTION: to provide a sound introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and to help students read and understand statistical presentations in their field. Kirk provides guidelines to help you decide when to use various procedures, and how to understand the logic of the procedures. This revision includes a complete update, focusing specifically on increased coverage of effect size and power.
Roger E. Kirk received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the Ohio State University and did postdoctoral study in mathematical psychology at the University of Michigan. He is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Statistics at Baylor University. He founded and, for 25 years, directed Baylor's Behavioral Statistics Ph.D. program and the Institute of Statistics, now the Department of Statistical Science. He has published extensively in the areas of statistics, psychoacoustics, and human engineering and is the author of five statistics books. His first book, Experimental Design: Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences, has been identified by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most frequently cited books in its field. Dr. Kirk is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1, 2, 5 and 13) and the American Psychological Society. He is a past president of the Society for Applied Multivariate Research, Division 5 of the American Psychological Association, and the Southwestern Psychological Association. In recognition of his teaching effectiveness, he was named the Outstanding Tenured Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences and designated a Master Teacher, Baylor University's highest teaching honor. He is the 2005 recipient of the Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association.