Alfred W. Ward, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Pace University

Page last updated: April 12, 2008

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1. Quantitative Analysis  2. Research Methods  3. Psychology Resources  4. Research on Violence and Violence Prevention 5. Personality Assessment  6. Local, Regional, and National Psychology Organizations 7. Other links....

Quantitative Analysis

UCLA's Academic Technology Services provides an informative portal on Statistical Computing.  For example,  their Textbook Examples section provides programs and databases (SAS and SPSS) related to a variety of textbooks.  The SPSS FAQ's and SAS FAQ's are quite helpful.  Their Multilevel Models Resource page is excellent.  Many other fine resource pages are provided, from basic to advanced statistical topics.

The University of Texas at Austin maintains a comprehensive site on Statistical Support, which includes, among many resources, Tutorials to a variety of statistical packages (notably SAS and SPSS tutorials) and excellent FAQ,s (SAS and SPSS FAQ's particularly noteworthy). 

Raynald Levesque's Raynald's SPSS Tools comprehensively covers topics related to SPSS (FAQ's, syntax files, macros, scripts, links, etc.) and is highly recommended.

Lee Becker's SPSS site provides an excellent guide to SPSS (it is based on version 9, however, so the material may deviate slightly from 11.5 and 12; also, no coverage of correlation and regression), complete with implementation details, examples, downloadable data files, and interpretation of output.

Professor Hossein Arsham (University of Baltimore) has prepared one of the most comprehensive sites on statistical analysis that I am aware of.  See, in particular, his Probability and Statistics Resources page.

Statistics on the Web is another comprehensive portal to a wide array of links related to quantitative analysis. 

Selecting Statistics, a link from Bill Trochim's Center for Social Research Methods,  is a good aid to educating students on the selection of appropriate statistical techniques.

The Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics, developed by David Lane, is an excellent educational resource, which includes an online statistics book with links to other statistics resources on the web (HyperStat Online).

Gerard Dallal's The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice is an excellent introductory statistics guide.  He includes, as well, a compilation of short articles, Statistics Notes, published by the full text journal, British Medical Journal. These articles are short, informative, and accessible.

Simple Interactive Statistical Analysis (SISA) is an excellent on-line statistical computing website (uses simple javascript programs, complete with instructions and background information).  Noteworthy applications that are not typically a part of a major statistical package (as, for example, Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences: SPSS) include (1) Assessment of Diagnostic Effectiveness (sensitivity, specificity, and related statisics), (2) Power calculations, (3) Sample Size determination, and (4) Bonferroni corrections for multiple comparisons (includes calculations for correlated comparisons).  Have fun!

John Pezzullo's award-winning Interactive Statistical Calculations Pages provides one of the most comprehensive listing of online statistical calculators on the internet.

An evaluation of mediation and moderation within the context of multiple regression is an important area of quantitative analysis in behavioral science.  Kristopher Preacher provides an excellent resource for mediation and moderation, including a link to a javascript-based program for the sobel test. Paul Jose's Moderation/Mediation Help Centre provides background to these topics. David Kenny has prepared excellent pages for mediation and moderation. David MacKinnon's site, Research In Prevention Laboratory, offers a variety of resources regarding mediation. Andrew Hayes's SPSS and SAS Macros page provides SPSS macros for the sobel test, multiple mediation models (includes a related paper), and moderated mediation (includes a related paper).

Bruce Thompson website  has many links and resources related to (1) statistical hypothesis testing (2) effect size reporting, and (3)  American Psychological Association (APA) standards on statistical reporting practices.

The Statistics and Testing section of AmoebaWeb (see Psychology Resources for link to this site) is an excellent source of information statistics and measurement.

The Smallwaters Corporation (developers of the structural equation modeling (SEM) software, AMOS) has an informative website with resources and links related to SEM and statistical applications in general.

Research Methods

The Center for Social Research Methods, developed by William Trochim of Cornell University is a comprehensive web-based text on research methods and related topics.

The Research Methods  section of AmoebaWeb (see Psychology Resources for link to this site) is an excellent source of information on research methods.

Psychology Resources

Psych Web Resources contains a wealth of psychology-related information for both students and teachers. The link to Armin Guenther's list of psychology journals  on the web  is particularly useful. Students may find the links to APA Style Resources  and Careers in Psychology extremely helpful.

There are a number of helpful sites regarding APA Style. From Dr. Scribe's APA Guide can be find an excellent APA Crib Sheet (updated January, 2003) and The Student's Guide to APA Psychology, a downloadable zipfile (highly recommended).    M. Plonsky of  the University of Wisconsin has prepared an excellent Hypertext Writing Guide to APA Style (5th ed)

Douglas Delgelman's AmoebaWeb is yet another high-quality psychology resource site. 

Pace University's library has developed a fine page on Psychology Internet Resources, which you may consider perusing.  

York University's Christopher Green has created Classics in the History of Psychology, which catalogs a lengthy list of seminal articles in the field.   Each article is available in its entirety at this site.  

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy provides interesting essays on philosophical issues relevant to psychology.  See, for example, the entries on logical positivism, philosophy of social science, and Sigmund Freud. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a comparable resource.

The University of Kentucky has collected information on licensure, administrative regulations, state boards, and state associations  in psychology for the 50 States.  This online resource is particularly useful to graduate students seeking information on licensing requirements for a particular state.

Research on Violence and Violence Prevention

For those interested in violence research with a particular focus on prevention, I recommend two highly informative sites:

(1) "Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising"  provides a scholarly report on prevention that was submitted to Congress.

(2) The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice  provides an excellent guide to violence prevention in schools as well as links to other violence prevention resources.

Personality Assessment

For those interested in personality assessment, the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) website provides psychometrically-oriented information on the development of measures of  personality traits and other individual differences.

Local, Regional, and National Psychology Organizations

Our local (New York State Psychological Association), regional (Eastern Psychological Association), and national (American Psychological Association) organizations provide an array of information relevant to colleagues, undergraduate, and graduate students.  Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology, is particular useful for undergraduate psychology majors.  

The American Psychological Society is a key organization promoting the scientific study of psychology.

For colleagues, our school psychology students (MS.Ed., Psy.D.), and undergraduates interested in school psychology, there are the local (New York Association of School Psychologists) and national (National Association of School Psychologists) organizations.  

For colleagues, graduate (in particular, those enrolled in Pleasantville's MS in Counseling Program) and undergraduate students interested in counseling, visit the New York Mental Health Counselors Association website.

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