SPSS for Introductory and Intermediate Statistics: SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation

SPSS for Introductory and Intermediate Statistics: SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation

This book distinguishes itself from other SPSS resources through its unique integration of the research process (including design) and the use and interpretation of the statistics. Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data, the authors demonstrate how to: choose the appropriate statistic based on the research design, interpret SPSS output, and write about the output in a research paper. The authors describe the use and interpretation of these statistics in a user-friendly, non-technical language. The book prepares students for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results.

The new edition features SPSS 14.0 for Windows, but can also be used with older and newer versions. There are also new problems, expanded discussions of effect sizes, and an expanded appendix on getting started with SPSS. The book features discussions of writing about outputs, data entry and checking, reliability assessment, testing assumptions, and descriptive, inferential, and nonparametric statistics. Several related statistics are included in each chapter. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is included for those who prefer this format. Two realistic data sets are available on the book’s CD and are used to solve the end of chapter problems.

SPSS for Introductory Statistics, Third Edition provides helpful teaching tools:

  • all of the key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses
  • complete outputs with call-out boxes to highlight key points
  • interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand the output
  • lab assignments organized the way students proceed when they conduct a research project
  • extra SPSS problems for practice in running and interpreting SPSS
  • helpful appendices on how to: get started with SPSS, write research questions, and create tables and figures.

This book is an ideal supplement for courses in either statistics or research methods taught in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences. The Instructor’s Resource CD features PowerPoint slides and answers to and additional information on the questions and problems.

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  1. B. Lu said,

    Wrote on January 9, 2012 @ 1:27 am

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    great for beginners, March 18, 2005
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    I had little experience in statistics and really needed a STEP-BY-STEP guidebook that was light on theories and “robust” on the practical stuff. I was able to go through this book in two days, having now felt rather comfortable with the SPSS program. The authors have a way of making statistics very approachable using simple words. They also have examples on how you would write up the stat results for reports and publications.

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  2. Zalina Shari said,

    Wrote on January 9, 2012 @ 2:18 am

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
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    Easy to follow, July 19, 2009
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    This review is from: SPSS for Introductory and Intermediate Statistics: SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation (Paperback)

    Easy-to-follow instructions and interpretations for all descriptive and inferential statistics. “How to write about the outputs” is one of the most valuable parts of the book to assist researchers in thesis or any publication writings.

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  3. P. Kelley said,

    Wrote on January 9, 2012 @ 2:54 am

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    Not that Happy, March 31, 2007
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    This review is from: SPSS for Introductory and Intermediate Statistics: SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation (Paperback)

    I was not very pleased with the guide. I wanted to understand how to code dummy variables and the guide was not useful for that. Also, I wanted to do a multiple regression analysis and there are only a few pages devoted to this topic. The guide is more useful as a review of general statisics and basic functions

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