A Simple Guide to SPSS for Version 16.0 / Edition 9

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This no-nonsense book teaches you everything you need to know about the newest version of SPSS for Windows so you can effectively use the program in your statistics class. The guide¿s simple, straightforward style frees you to concentrate on learning basic statistical concepts, while still developing familiarity with SPSS. In no time, you¿ll be using SPSS to do homework problems and conduct statistical analyses for research projects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495597667
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/2/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee A. Kirkpatrick is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary. His primary research interests include evolutionary psychology; psychology of religion; adult attachment and close relationships; statistics, psychometrics, and research methods; and social and personality psychology. He is also author of the popular text "A Simple Guide to SPSS for Windows for Version 16.0" (with Brooke C. Feeney, Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009).

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Table of Contents

How to Use SPSS for Windows     1
Introduction to SPSS for Windows     2
A Quick Tour of the Screen     2
Using SPSS for Windows: Overview     3
Entering Data and Naming Variables     5
Entering the Data     5
Naming the Variables     7
Specifying Analyses Using the Point-and-Click Method     9
Specifying Analyses Using the Syntax Method     11
Executing ("Running") the Analysis     11
Some General Notes on SPSS Commands     12
Errors     13
Viewing and Manipulating Output     14
Viewing Output     15
Editing Output     15
Printing Output     15
Saving Output     16
Exiting SPSS for Windows     16
Procedures     17
Frequency Distributions and Descriptive Statistics     18
Sample Problem     18
Analysis     18
Output     21
One-Sample t-Test     25
Sample Problem     25
Analysis     25
Output     27
Independent-Samples t-Test     29
Sample Problem     29
Analysis     30
Output     32
Dependent-Samples (Matched-Pairs, Paired Samples) t-Test     34
Sample Problem     34
Analysis     35
Output     36
One-Way Between-Groups (Independent Groups) ANOVA     38
Sample Problem     38
Analysis     40
Output     45
Two-Way Between-Groups (Independent Groups) ANOVA     49
Sample Problem     49
Analysis     50
Output     54
One-Way Within-Subjects (Repeated Measures) ANOVA     58
Sample Problem     58
Analysis     59
Output     62
Two-Way Mixed (Between-Within) ANOVA     68
Sample Problem     68
Analysis     70
Output     71
Correlations     75
Sample Problem     75
Analysis     76
Output     78
Simple Regression     80
Sample Problem     80
Analysis     81
Output     83
Multiple Regression     87
Sample Problem     87
Analysis     89
Output     92
Chi-Square Test of Independence     97
Sample Problem     97
Analysis     98
Output     100
Saving and Retrieving Files     103
Data Transformations     106
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