Statistics Explained clearly outlines the major statistical tests used by undergraduates in the social sciences. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of how and why they are used and makes statistics much less mysterious. This book: * Is a simple introduction to the jargon; * Shows you when to be sceptical about statistics; * Guides you in using computers in statistical analysis. Statistics Explained can be dipped into so that readers can see why a specific analytical procedure was developed and what it is best used for. Readers can also analyse their own data by following the worked examples provided. People who understand statistics are not unusual. Anyone can do it. In this book, Perry Hinton shows that statistics can be a logical and helpful tool to all of us in deciding answers to our research questions. Statistics Explained will be warmly welcomed by students at all levels, and by the lecturers who struggle to teach them.