Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition, provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. Author Rebecca M. Warner uses an applied approach that does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations, and students are asked to think about the meaning of the equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method, along with a glossary and comprehension questions to help students master each concept. SPSS examples are used throughout the book; however, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs.


About the Author
Chapter 1. Review of Basic Concepts
Chapter 2. Basic Statistics, Sampling Error, and Confidence Intervals
Chapter 3. Statistical Significance Testing
Chapter 4. Preliminary Data Screening
Chapter 5. Comparing Group Means Using the Independent Samples t Test
Chapter 6. One-Way Between-Subjects Analysis of Variance
Chapter 7. Bivariate Pearson Correlation
Chapter 8. Alternative Correlation Coefficients
Chapter 9. Bivariate Regression
Chapter 10. Adding a Third Variable: Preliminary Exploratory Analyses
Chapter 11. Multiple Regression With Two Predictor Variables
Chapter 12. Dummy Predictor Variables in Multiple Regression
Chapter 13. Factorial Analysis of Variance
Chapter 14. Multiple Regression With More Than Two Predictors
Chapter 15. Moderation: Tests for Interaction in Multiple Regression
Chapter 16. Mediation
Chapter 17. Analysis of Covariance
Chapter 18. Discriminant Analysis
Chapter 19. Multivariate Analysis of Variance
Chapter 20. Principal Components and Factor Analysis
Chapter 21. Reliability, Validity, and Multiple-Item Scales
Chapter 22. Analysis of Repeated Measures
Chapter 23. Binary Logistic Regression
Appendix A: Proportions of Area Under a Standard Normal Curve
Appendix B: Critical Values for t Distribution
Appendix C: Critical Values of F
Appendix D: Critical Values of Chi-Square
Appendix E: Critical Values of the Pearson Correlation Coefficient
Appendix F: Critical Values of the Studentized Range Statistic
Appendix G: Transformation of r (Pearson Correlation) to Fisher Z

Sample Materials & Chapters


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Instructor Teaching Site
A companion site at includes data sets for the student and a test bank and PowerPoint slides for the instructor.

We use this book as a supplementary material in our research methods course for undergraduate students. The book itself is easy to read and the examples in the chapters make the text more appealing and readable

Dr Bahadir Namdar
Primary Education/ Science Education Program, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
August 17, 2015

The Applied Statistics book is strongly recomended for undergraduate and graduate students.

This is an excelent handbook, very complete, that integrates in an appropriate and comprehensible manner, theoretical explanations and mathematical background of each procedure, with an application to concrete situations using SPSS for statistical analysis.

A book strongly recommended for students and researchers in the field of psychology and social sciences.

Professor Paulo Dias
Faculty of Philosophy , Catholic Portugese University
May 20, 2015

Negative feedback from students in course using the book. Too bad, I liked it.

Frederick Brigham
Cehd, George Mason University
March 16, 2015

Adopted Andy Fields book, which was more aligned with the needs of our students.

Dr Thomas Kinsey
Education, Northcentral University
February 13, 2015

The book is excellent for more advanced students. It is clearly written and thorough. A vast array of topics are covered. I recommend this text for students who wish to pursue quantitative statistics at the Masters and Ph.D. level.

Dr Carrie Petrucci
Couple & Family Therapy Program, Alliant Intl Univ-Irvine
August 2, 2014
Key features

Visit to access valuable instructor and student resources:

  • The password-protected Instructor Teaching Site includes a test bank and PowerPoint slides.
  • The open-access Student Study Site includes data sets.

Changes in the Second Edition

· All SPSS screen shots and output have been updated to IBM SPSS version 19.

· Chapter 4 (data screening) has brief new sections about examination of pattern in missing data, imputation of missing values, and problems with dichotomizing scores on quantitative variables.

· Chapter 9 (bivariate regression) now includes references to discussion of problems with comparison of standardized regression coefficients across groups.

· Chapter 10 includes a new section on inconsistent mediation as one type of suppression.

· Chapter 13 has new examples using bar graphs with error bars to report means in factorial ANOVA.

In the first edition, mediation was discussed briefly in chapters 10 and 11, and moderation / analysis of interaction in regression was introduced in chapter 12. In the second edition, this material has been moved into separate new chapters and substantially expanded.

· New Chapter 15, Moderation, discusses the analysis of interaction in multiple regression, including how to generate line graphs to describe the nature of interactions between quantitative predictors.

· New Chapter 16, Mediation, provides a thorough and updated discussion of tests for hypotheses about mediated causal models. This chapter includes complete instructions how to do mediation analysis if you do not have access to a structural equation modeling program, and an optional brief introduction to the AMOS© structural equation modeling program, available as an SPSS add-on, as another way to test mediated models.

Because two new chapters were added in the middle of the book, all chapters from Chapter 15 to end of the book have been renumbered in the second edition.

· Chapter 21 (Chapter 19 in the first edition) has a new section on the different ways that SPSS handles missing scores when forming summated scales using the SPSS Mean and Sum functions.

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ISBN: 9781412991346