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How to Use SPSS : A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation

How to Use SPSS : A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1884585425

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ISBN13: 978-1884585425
ISBN10: 1884585426
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing
Published: 2002
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How to Use SPSS : A Step-by-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1884585425

Brian C. Cronk

ISBN13: 978-1884585425
ISBN10: 1884585426
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

The Second Edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised to show students how to use SPSS Version 11.0 (as well as lower versions). It is designed with the novice computer user in mind, starting with basic tasks. Each section describes the statistic being used, important underlying assumptions, and how to interpret the results and express them in a research report. Over 200 screen shots demonstrate the use of the program and output. Student exercises help students achieve full mastery of SPSS.

  • Designed for use by novice computer users, this text begins with the basics such as starting SPSS, defining variables, and entering and saving data.
  • This NEW EDITION provides clear, step-by-step instructions to get students off to a good start in using SPSS. Completely updated to include Version 11.0 of SPSS, it also covers Versions 8.0 through 10.0.
  • All major statistical techniques covered in beginning statistics classes are included:

Descriptive statistics
Graphing data
Prediction and association
Parametric inferential statistics
Nonparametric inferential statistics
Statistics for test construction

  • Each section starts with a brief description of the statistic that is covered and important underlying assumptions, which helps students select appropriate statistics. An appendix with a decision tree provides additional guidance on the selection of statistics.
  • Each section describes how to interpret results and express them in a research report after the data are analyzed. For example, students are shown how to phrase the results of a significant and an insignificant t test.
  • Students learn how to select appropriate statistics and how to interpret the results.
  • Approximately 200 screen shots and sample output throughout the book show students exactly what to expect as they follow along using SPSS.
  • A glossary of statistical terms is included, which makes a handy reference for students who need to review the meanings of basic statistical terms.
  • Practice exercises throughout the book give students stimulus material to use as they practice to achieve mastery of the program.
  • Thoroughly field-tested; your students are certain to appreciate this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Audience
Organization
SPSS Versions
Conventions
Practice Exercises
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Getting Started
1.1 Starting SPSS
1.2 Entering Data
1.3 Defining Variables
1.4 Loading and Saving Data Files
1.5 Running Your First Analysis
1.6 Examining and Printing Output Files
1.7 Modifying Data Files

Chapter 2 Entering and Modifying Data
2.1 Variables and Data Representation
2.2 Transformation and Selection of Data

Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics
3.1 Frequency Distributions and Percentile Ranks for a Single Variable
3.2 Frequency Distributions and Percentile Ranks for Multiple Variables
3.3 Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion for a Single Group
3.4 Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion for Multiple Groups
3.5 Standard Scores

Chapter 4 Graphing Data
4.1 Bar Charts, Pie Charts, and Histograms
4.2 Scatterplots
4.3 Advanced Bar Charts

Chapter 5 Prediction and Association
5.1 Pearson Correlation Coefficient
5.2 Spearman Correlation Coefficient
5.3 Simple Linear Regression
5.4 Multiple Linear Regression

Chapter 6 Parametric Inferential Statistics
6.1 Review of Basic Hypothesis Testing
6.2 Single-Sample t Test
6.3 The Independent-Samples t Test
6.4 Paired-Samples t Test
6.5 One-Way ANOVA
6.6 Factorial ANOVA
6.7 Repeated Measures ANOVA
6.8 Mixed-Design ANOVA
6.9 Analysis of Covariance
6.10 Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)

Chapter 7 Nonparametric Inferential Statistics
7.1 Chi-Square Goodness of Fit
7.2 Chi-Square Test of Independence
7.3 Mann-Whitney U Test
7.4 Wilcoxon Test
7.5 Kruskal-Wallis H Test
7.6 Friedman Test

Chapter 8 Test Construction
8.1 Item-Total Analysis
8.2 Cronbach's Alpha
8.3 Test-Retest Reliability
8.4 Criterion-Related Validity

Appendix A Determining the Appropriate Significance Test
Appendix B Practice Exercise Data Sets
Practice Data Set 1
Practice Data Set 2
Practice Data Set 3
Appendix C Glossary
Appendix D Sample Data Files Used in Text
COINS.SAV
GRADES.SAV
HEIGHT.SAV
QUESTIONS.SAV
RACE.SAV
SAMPLE.SAV
SAT.SAV
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