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Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10 : A Beginner's Guide - Jeremy J. Foster

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10

A Beginner's Guide

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2000
ISBN: 9780761969266
Number Of Pages: 272

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<FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">A new edition of this best-selling introductory book to cover the latest SPSS versions 8.0 - 10.0</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">This book is designed to teach beginners how to use SPSS for Windows, the most widely used computer package for analysing quantitative data. Written in a clear, readable and non-technical style the author explains the basics of SPSS including the input of data, data manipulation, descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including; </FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- creating using and merging data files</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- creating and printing graphs and charts</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- parametric tests including t-tests, ANOVA, GLM </FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- correlation, regression and factor analysis</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- non parametric tests and chi square</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><UL><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><LI><FONT SIZE="2">reliability</FONT></LI><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT></UL><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- obtaining neat print outs and tables</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><P><FONT SIZE="2">- includes a CD-Rom containing example data files, syntax files, output files and Excel spreadsheets.</FONT></P><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><UL><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT><LI><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT></LI><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT></UL><FONT SIZE="2"></FONT>

". . . invaluable to everybody who needs to learn to use SPSS effectively in his research." -- O. Kukush `Our favourite page is the Figure 2.3: "Deciding which statistical test to use". It's a full-page flow diagram indicating what statistical method should be recommended for which type of research situation...and it's fun' - Bulletin de Me[ac]thodologie Sociologique

`In a marketplace full of books about computer-aided data analysis [the book] stands out as an excellent example of the genre. It is concise, but covers all of the essentials that are needed to use SPSS versions 8 to 10 effectively' - Journal of Biosocial Science

Aims of This Book
The Basics of Statistical Analysis
Starting Out
Crucial Preliminaries
The Data File
Merging Data Files
Running a Simple Analysis and Obtaining the Output
Syntax Files
Taking a Preliminary Look at the Data
Graphs
Ranking and Sorting the Data
Changing the Way Data Is Coded and Grouped
Selecting Subgroups for Analysis
How Many Respondents Gave a Particular Answer? Frequency Data
What Is the Average Score? Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Parametric Statistical Tests Comparing Means
Correlations and Multiple Regression
Analyzing Nominal and Ordinal Data
Assessing Test Reliability
Factor Analysis
Obtaining Neat Printouts and Tables
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ISBN: 9780761969266
ISBN-10: 0761969268
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised