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February 2015 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This supplementary book for the social, behavioral, and health sciences helps readers with no prior knowledge of IBM® SPSS® Statistics, statistics, or mathematics learn the basics of SPSS. Designed to reduce fear and build confidence, the book guides readers through point-and-click sequences using clear examples from real scientific research and invites them to replicate the findings. Relevant outcomes are provided for reference, and exercises at the end of Chapters 2 – 5 provide additional practice. After reading the book and using the program, readers will come away with a basic knowledge of the most commonly used procedures in statistics.

 
Chapter 1: Statistics Program SPSS
What Is SPSS?

 
The Purpose of SPSS

 
Structure of the Book

 
Fictitious Data Set

 
Using the Windows in SPSS

 
Using SPSS Windows

 
SPSS File Types

 
 
Chapter 2: SPSS Files
Introduction

 
Open SPSS Files

 
Create and Modify Data Files

 
Load Excel Files

 
Save SPSS Files

 
Assignments

 
 
Chapter 3: Data Modifications
Introduction

 
Recode Variables

 
Create New Variables

 
Select Cases

 
Split Files

 
Assignments

 
 
Chapter 4: Descriptive Statistics
Introduction

 
Frequency Tables

 
Pie Charts

 
Boxplots

 
Graphs With Chart Builder

 
Contingency Tables

 
Export to Word Processing Programs

 
Assignments

 
 
Chapter 5: Inferential Statistics
Introduction

 
Associations in Contingency Tables

 
Binomial Test for a Proportion

 
One Sample t-test

 
t-Test for Comparing Two Groups

 
Analysis of Variance

 
Correlation

 
Regression Analysis

 
References

 
Assignments

 

Supplements

Companion Website
The companion website features data sets and suggested assignments to promote in-depth engagement with course material.

Well done and the screenshots are very helpful. Easy to follow, well-organized, and covers what I need covered over the course of a semester.

Patrick V. Kelly, Saint Louis University

This text does a very good job covering basic descriptive and inferential data analysis using SPSS.

Ayana Conway, Virginia State University

Terrific book! Wish my college could use SPSS programming.

Mr Vicky Krug
Psychology Dept, California University Of Pa
January 11, 2016

Text not as thorough as previous text

Dr Rosalyn Davis
Psychology, Indiana University-Kokomo
September 18, 2015

This is a very useful, relevant and practical book for our students, e.g.
Basic level
Easy to understand
Practice activities linked to available sample data set.
Will recommended purchase of copies for library. Note, students will generally use library copies.

Dr Neil Evans
School of Built Environment, Leeds Beckett University
July 8, 2015

Very practical and user-friendly introduction to SPSS. Perfect for an introductory research methods class that covers SPSS but does not require prior knowledge of statistics.

Dr Magdala Labre
Journalism Dept, University Of Florida
May 22, 2015
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • An accessible presentation fills the need for practical coverage of SPSS basics that is easy to understand.
  • A “learning by doing” approach helps students master SPSS.
  • Special text boxes walk students through the “how-tos” of each command.
  • A large number of screenshots allow students to visualize each step.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Front Matter

Chapter 2


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