George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech, Gene W. Gloeckner, Karen C. Barrett
Published July 12, 2012
Textbook - 256 Pages - 104 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781848729827 - CAT# Y126837
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Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this user-friendly book, written in easy-to-understand language, shows readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, and to interpret outputs appropriately. The authors prepare readers for all of the steps in the research process: design, entering and checking data, testing assumptions, assessing reliability and validity, computing descriptive and inferential parametric and nonparametric statistics, and writing about outputs. Dialog windows and SPSS syntax, along with the output, are provided. Three realistic data sets, available on the Internet, are used to solve the chapter problems.
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An ideal supplement for courses in either statistics, research methods, or any course in which SPSS is used, such as in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences. This book is also appreciated by researchers interested in using SPSS for their data analysis.
Preface. 1. Variables, Research Problems, and Questions. 2. Data Coding, Entry, and Checking. 3. Measurement and Descriptive Statistics. 4. Understanding Your Data and Checking Assumptions. 5. Data File Management and Writing About Descriptive Statistics. 6. Selecting and Interpreting Inferential Statistics. 7. Methods to Provide Evidence for Reliability and Validity. 8. Cross-Tabulation, Chi-Square, and Nonparametric Measures of Association. 9. Correlation and Regression. 10. Comparing Two Groups with t Tests and Similar Nonparametric Tests. 11. Analysis of Variance Appendices. For Further Reading. Index.
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