Observation Oriented Modeling

Observation Oriented Modeling

Analysis of Cause in the Behavioral Sciences

1st Edition - March 30, 2011

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  • Author: James Grice
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123851949
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123851956

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This book introduces a new data analysis technique that addresses long standing criticisms of the current standard statistics. Observation Oriented Modelling presents the mathematics and techniques underlying the new method, discussing causality, modelling, and logical hypothesis testing. Examples of how to approach and interpret data using OOM are presented throughout the book, including analysis of several classic studies in psychology. These analyses are conducted using comprehensive software for the Windows operating system.

Key Features

  • Describes the problems that statistics are meant to answer, why popularly used statistics often fail to fully answer the question, and how OOM overcomes these obstacles
  • Chapters include examples of statistical analysis using OOM


Research/experimental psychologists

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Data at Its Core

    Chapter 3. Rotating Deep Structures

    Chapter 4. Modeling with Deep Structures

    Chapter 5. Statistics and Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

    Chapter 6. Modeling and Inferential Statistics

    Chapter 7. Modeling and Effect Sizes

    Chapter 8. Measurement and Additive Structures

    Chapter 9. Cause and Effect

    Chapter 10. Coda



Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: March 30, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123851949
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123851956

About the Author

James Grice

James W. Grice (B.S., Wright State University; Ph.D., University of new Mexico) is a professor of psychology at Oklahoma State University. his work appears in such journals as Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychological Methods, and the Journal of Personality. His computer program, Idiogrid, is in circulation in over 30 different countries worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA

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