How to Use SPSS: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Brian C Cronk
- Publish Date: 2008-01-01
â¢ Designed for use by novice computer users, this text begins with the basics, such as starting SPSS, defining variables, and entering and saving data.
â¢ All major statistical techniques covered in beginning statistics classes are included:
Â· descriptive statistics
Â· graphing data
Â· prediction and association
Â· parametric inferential statistics
Â· nonparametric inferential statistics
Â· statistics for test construction
â¢ Each section starts with a brief description of the statistic that is covered and important underlying assumptions, which help students select appropriate statistics.
â¢ 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.
â¢ More than 200 screenshots (including sample output) throughout the book show students exactly what to expect as they follow along using SPSS.
â¢ A glossary of statistical terms is included, which makes a handy reference for students who need to review the meanings of basic statistical terms.
â¢ Practice exercises throughout the book give students stimulus material to use as they practice to achieve mastery of the program.
â¢ Thoroughly field-tested; your students are certain to appreciate this book.