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From the PublisherReviews of the previous editions
"Do you think SPSS manuals are generally far more cumbersomethan they need to be? Do your students find learning SPSS forWindows from a manual a time-consuming ordeal? A Crash Course inSPSS for Windows enables students to learn the package quicklyand painlessly, provided they have some background knowledge ofstatistics. Why use A Crash Course in SPSS for Windows? Thisclear, explicit and user-friendly text enables most users to learnthe basics comfortably within ten hours and makes it enjoyable."(Gnist Akademika, 26 November 2001)
"I have taken several classes that have used SPSS. When Istarted taking these classes I had little to no knowledge aboutstatistics. It was extremely frustrating to understand the textsthat were put out by SPSS. After reviewing this book, I have aclear understanding of how to use SPSS. It made the difficult taskof understanding the output simple. SPSS is intuitive, in the sensethat it is simple to pick a test and run it. However, understandingwhich particular piece of data is of interest to you is notintuitive. This book helps clear up the jungle of data that youhave to trek through to come up with your conclusion." (Amazon.comreader)
"Reading the book is made considerably easier due to its neatlayout and a contents page which lets the reader turn to theappropriate section with ease.The chapters all have a cover pageexplaining what the chapter will include and when reading throughthe chapters the readers eye is immediately drawn to the key pointswhich are highlighted using a darker font. Bullet points allow thereader to follow the steps to figuring out the procedure withconsiderable ease and they are written in a way that is coherentand makes the process less complex.
With its spacious layout making it easy to read and the ringbinder finish allowing pages to be accessed more effectively thisbook is successful in demonstrating how to use SPSS to interpret,analyse and draw up results using a variety of different tests."Marianne Bigg, BPS Student Rep.
“This textbook provides an inexpensive and quick way tobecome familiar with SPSS. True to its title, the book presents anabbreviated introduction to SPSS without being brusque. The authorsexpect novices to be able to complete the book in under 10 hours.For those familiar with the Windows operating system andspreadsheet programs (e.g., Excel), the material can completed in afew hours less. . . . Overall, the book delivers a quick and easyto follow introduction to SPSS suitable for novices.” (J.Wade Davis in The American Statistician, February 2007, Vol.61, No. 1, p. 99)