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Unrivaled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students, the only statistics textbook you and your students will ever need just got better! Andy Field's comprehensive and bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4th Edition takes students from introductory statistical concepts through very advanced concepts, incorporating SPSS throughout. The Fourth Edition focuses on providing essential content updates, better accessibility to key features, more instructor resources, and more content specific to select disciplines. It also incorporates powerful new digital developments on the textbook's companion website.
Editorial Reviews
Maria Karepova
I think this is a really good starting point for teaching stats – from assuming students knows nothing about and taking them gradually to a more advanced understanding. The book is – very helpfully full of interesting examples and engaging style of writing. I like it that the book has several ‘levels of difficulty’ and engages both with practical stats and theory. The book I believe is targeted at UG students mainly, but some chapters can be recommended to MA students on research methods courses provided that they know nothing about statistics – the book is written in a very accessible manner which means that it can satisfy the need of international students in terms of level of difficulty and language (and business programmes normally have a lot of international students at MA level). The explanations are logically organized and explained in a lucid and clear manner. Little features like ‘faces’ I believe would make the book more attractive to UG students. I think selftest questions and the tasks at the end of chapter are very helpful, as well as the real world data and (often humorous) examples. My course is MA so I am not adopting this book for a course as a main text, but I may recommend it to students who are completely unfamiliar with statistics.Psychology Learning and Teaching  Jo Nell Strough
Andy Field has done it again. The fourth edition of Discovering Statistics will transform students who approach statistics with fear and loathing into adroit statistics users who understand key statistical concepts. Field’s book is a practical ‘how to’ guide for conducting and understanding basic and advanced statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics. The book is geared toward behavioural and social sciences researchers at all levels – from undergraduates taking their very first statistics course, to postgraduates.Psychology Learning and Teaching  JoNell Strough
Andy Field has done it again. The fourth edition of Discovering Statistics will transform students who approach statistics with fear and loathing into adroit statistics users who understand key statistical concepts. Field’s book is a practical ‘how to’ guide for conducting and understanding basic and advanced statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics. The book is geared toward behavioural and social sciences researchers at all levels – from undergraduates taking their very first statistics course, to postgraduates.Maria Karepova
I think this is a really good starting point for teaching stats – from assuming students knows nothing about and taking them gradually to a more advanced understanding. The book is – very helpfully full of interesting examples and engaging style of writing. I like it that the book has several ‘levels of difficulty’ and engages both with practical stats and theory. The book I believe is targeted at UG students mainly, but some chapters can be recommended to MA students on research methods courses provided that they know nothing about statistics – the book is written in a very accessible manner which means that it can satisfy the need of international students in terms of level of difficulty and language (and business programmes normally have a lot of international students at MA level). The explanations are logically organized and explained in a lucid and clear manner. Little features like ‘faces’ I believe would make the book more attractive to UG students. I think selftest questions and the tasks at the end of chapter are very helpful, as well as the real world data and (often humorous) examples. My course is MA so I am not adopting this book for a course as a main text, but I may recommend it to students who are completely unfamiliar with statistics.Psychology Learning and Teaching  Jo Nell Strough
Andy Field has done it again. The fourth edition of Discovering Statistics will transform students who approach statistics with fear and loathing into adroit statistics users who understand key statistical concepts. Field’s book is a practical ‘how to’ guide for conducting and understanding basic and advanced statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics. The book is geared toward behavioural and social sciences researchers at all levels – from undergraduates taking their very first statistics course, to postgraduates.Psychology Learning and Teaching  JoNell Strough
Andy Field has done it again. The fourth edition of Discovering Statistics will transform students who approach statistics with fear and loathing into adroit statistics users who understand key statistical concepts. Field’s book is a practical ‘how to’ guide for conducting and understanding basic and advanced statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics. The book is geared toward behavioural and social sciences researchers at all levels – from undergraduates taking their very first statistics course, to postgraduates.Product Details
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Meet the Author
Andy Field is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Sussex who teaches clinical psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He obtained his degree in 1994 and Ph D in 1997 and has authored two other books ('Discovering Statistics using SPSS for Windows', and 'Discovering how to Design and Report Experiments') and numerous research articles. He received a teaching award from Sussex University in 2001.
Table of Contents
Preface Introduction What's New?
Goodbye How To Use The Book What Background Knowledge Do I Need?
Do The Chapters Get More Difficult As I Go Through The Book?
Why Do I Keep Seeing Stupid Faces Everywhere?
What is on the CDROM?
Acknowledgements Dedication Symbols Used In This Book Mathematical Operators Greek Symbols English Symbols Home Maths Revision Why Is My Evil Lecturer Forcing Me to Learn Statistics?
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
What The Hell Am I Doing Here? I Don't Belong Here Initial Observation: Finding Something That Needs Explaining Generating Theories And Testing Them Data Collection Part 1: What To Measure Data Collection Part 2: How To Measure Analyzing Data What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Stats Quiz Further Reading Interesting Real Research Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Statistics (Well, Sort of)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Building Statistical Models Populations And Samples Simple Statistical Models Going Beyond The Data Using Statistical Models To Test Research Questions What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Stats Quiz Further Reading Interesting Real Research The SPSS Environment What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Versions Of SPSS Getting Started The Data Editor The SPSS Viewer The SPSS Smartviewer The Syntax Window Saving Files Retrieving A File What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Task Further Reading Exploring Data with Graphs What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
The Art Of Presenting Data The SPSS Chart Builder Histograms: A Good Way To Spot Obvious Problems Boxplots (BoxWhisker Diagrams)
Graphing Means: Bar Charts And Error Bars Line Charts Graphing Relationships: The Scatterplot Editing Graphs What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Exploring Assumptions What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
What Are Assumptions?
Assumptions Of Parametric Data The Assumption Of Normality Testing Whether A Distribution Is Normal Testing For Homogeneity Of Variance Correcting Problems In The Data What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Correlation What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Looking At Relationships How Do We Measure Relationships?
Data Entry For Correlation Analysis Using SPSS Bivariate Correlation Partial Correlation Comparing Correlations Calculating The Effect Size How To Report Correlation Coefficents What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Task Further Reading Interesting Real Research Regression What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
An Introduction To Regression Doing Simple Regression On SPSS Interpreting A Simple Regression Multiple Regression: The Basics How Accurate Is My Regression Model?
How To Do Multiple Regression Using SPSS Interpreting Multiple Regression What If I Violate An Assumption?
How To Report Multiple Regression Categorical Predictors And Multiple Regression What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Task Further Reading Interesting Real Research Logisitic Regression What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Background To Logistic Regression What Are The Principles Behind Logistic Regression?
Assumptions And Things That Can Go Wrong Binary Logistic Regression: An Example That Will Make You Feel Eel Interpreting Logistic Regression How To Report Logistic Regression Testing Assumptions: Another Example Predicting Several Categories: Multinomial Logistic Regression What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Comparing Two Means What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Looking At Differences The TTest The Dependent TTest The Independent TTest Between Groups Or Repeated Measures?
The TTest As A General Linear Model What If My Data Are Not Normally Distributed?
What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Task Further Reading Interesting Real Research Comparing Several Means: ANOVA (GLM 1)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
The Theory Behind ANOVA Running OneWay ANOVA On SPSS Output From OneWay ANOVA Calculating The Effect Size Reporting Results From OneWay Independent ANOVA Violations Of Assumptions In OneWay Independent ANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Analysis of Covariance, ANCOVA (GLM 2)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
What Is ANCOVA?
Assumptions And Issues In ANCOVA Conducting ANCOVA On SPSS Interpreting The Output From ANCOVA ANCOVA Run As A Multiple Regression Testing The Assumption Of Homogeneity Of Regression Slopes Calculating The Effect Size Reporting Results What To Do When Assumptions Are Violated In ANCOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Factorial ANOVA (GLM 3)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Theory Of Factorial ANOVA (BetweenGroups)
Factorial ANOVA Using SPSS Output From Factorial ANOVA Interpreting Interaction Graphs Calculating Effect Sizes Reporting The Results Of TwoWay ANOVA Factorial ANOVA As Regression What To Do When Assumptions Are Violated In Factorial ANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Repeated Measures Designs (GLM 4)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Introduction To Repeated Measures Designs Theory Of OneWay RepeatedMeasures ANOVA OneWay Repeated Measures ANOVA Using SPSS Output For OneWay Repeated Measures ANOVA Effect Sizes For Repeated Measures ANOVA Reporting OneWay Repeated Measures ANOVA Repeated Measures With Several Independent Variables Output For Factorial Repeated Measures ANOVA Effect Sizes For Factorial Repeated Measures ANOVA Reporting The Results From Factorial Repeated Measures ANOVA What To Do When Assumptions Are Violated In Repeated Measures ANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Fixed Design ANOVA (GLM 5)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Fixed Designs What Do Men And Women Look For In A Partner?
Fixed ANOVA On SPSS Output For Mixed Factorial ANOVA: Main Analysis Calculating Effect Sizes Reporting The Results Of Mixed ANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research NonParametric Tests What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
When To Use NonParametric Tests Comparing Two Independent Conditions: The Wilcoxon Rank Sum Test And MannWhitney Test Comparing Two Related Conditions: The Wilcoxon SignedRank Test Differences Between Several Independent Groups: The KruskalWallis Test Differences Between Several Related Groups: Friedman's ANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)
What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
When To Use MANOVA Introduction: Similarities And Differences To ANOVA Theory Of MANOVA Practical Issues When Conducting MANOVA MANOVA On SPSS Output From MANOVA Reporting Results From MANOVA Following Up MANOVA With Discriminant Analysis Output From The Discriminant Analysis Reporting Results From Discriminant Analysis Some Final Remarks What To Do When Assumptions Are Violated In MANOVA What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Exploratory Factor Analysis What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
When To Use Factor Analysis Factors Discovering Factors Research Example Running The Analysis Interpreting Output From SPSS How To Report Factor Analysis Reliability Analysis How To Report Reliability Analysis What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Task Further Reading Interesting Real Research Categorical Data What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Analysing Categorical Data Theory Of Analysing Categorical Data Assumptions Of The ChiSquare Test Doing ChiSquare On SPSS Several Categorical Variables: LogLinear Analysis Assumptions In Loglinear Analysis Loglinear Analysis Using SPSS Output From Loglinear Analysis Following Up Loglinear Analysis Effect Sizes In Loglinear Analysis Reporting The Results Of Loglinear Analysis What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Multilevel Linear Models What Will This Chapter Tell Me?
Hierarchical Data Theory Of Multilevel Linear Models The Multilevel Model Some Practical Issues Multilevel Modelling On SPSS Growth Models How To Report A Multilevel Model What Have I Discovered About Statistics?
Key Terms That I've Discovered Smart Alex's Tasks Further Reading Interesting Real Research Epilogue Glossary Appendices Table Of The Standard Normal Distribution Critical Values Of The TDistribution Critical Values Of The FDistribution Critical Values Of The ChiSquare Distribution References