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ISBN13: 978-1884585425

ISBN10: 1884585426

Edition: 2ND 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2002

International: No

ISBN10: 1884585426

Edition: 2ND 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2002

International: No

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.

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

2.2 Transformation and Selection of Data

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

4.2 Scatterplots

4.3 Advanced Bar Charts

5.2 Spearman Correlation Coefficient

5.3 Simple Linear Regression

5.4 Multiple Linear Regression

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)

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

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

Other Files

ISBN10: 1884585426

Edition: 2ND 02

Copyright: 2002

Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing

Published: 2002

International: No

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

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

2.2 Transformation and Selection of Data

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

4.2 Scatterplots

4.3 Advanced Bar Charts

5.2 Spearman Correlation Coefficient

5.3 Simple Linear Regression

5.4 Multiple Linear Regression

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)

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

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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