A new edition of this best-selling introductory book to cover the latest SPSS versions 8.0 - 10.0
This book is designed to teach beginners how to use SPSS for Windows, the most widely used computer package for analysing quantitative data. Written in a clear, readable and non-technical style the author explains the basics of SPSS including the input of data, data manipulation, descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including;
- creating using and merging data files
- creating and printing graphs and charts
- parametric tests including t-tests, ANOVA, GLM
- correlation, regression and factor analysis
- non parametric tests and chi square
- obtaining neat print outs and tables
- includes a CD-Rom containing example data files, syntax files, output files and Excel spreadsheets.
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Dr Jeremy Foster is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Speech Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Table of Contents
Aims of This BookThe Basics of Statistical AnalysisStarting OutCrucial PreliminariesThe Data FileMerging Data FilesRunning a Simple Analysis and Obtaining the OutputSyntax FilesTaking a Preliminary Look at the DataGraphsRanking and Sorting the DataChanging the Way Data Is Coded and GroupedSelecting Subgroups for AnalysisHow Many Respondents Gave a Particular Answer? Frequency DataWhat Is the Average Score? Measures of Central Tendency and DispersionParametric Statistical Tests Comparing MeansCorrelations and Multiple RegressionAnalyzing Nominal and Ordinal DataAssessing Test ReliabilityFactor AnalysisObtaining Neat Printouts and Tables