With an exciting new look, new characters to meet, and its unique combination of humour and step-by-step instruction, this award-winning book is the statistics lifesaver for everyone. From initial theory through to regression, factor analysis and multilevel modelling, Andy Field animates statistics and SPSS software with his famously bizarre examples and activities.
A rich complement of online instructor resources include lecture slides and test questions designed to support your teaching, and can be used flexibly alongside the textbook (log in required). Download a free sample (pptx).
Students have access to a wide range of learning resources, including quizzes, videos, datasets and more. They are approached through characters from the book, bringing statistics to life and supporting deep learning and understanding of key concepts.
Meet some of the characters...
Practise data modelling with input and output
files and datasets for R, SAS, SPSS and Mplus
Statistical Methods for the Social and Behavioural Sciences
David B. Flora
Why universities are switching to R for teaching social science
SAGE Campus Blog, Aug 23, 2019
Statistics, data analysis and data visualisation are a crucial aspect of social science degrees - across disciplines from psychology to political science and across levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate. For higher education institutions, the most popular statistical software package for teaching this aspect of the social sciences has traditionally been IBM’s Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).
However, in recent years, digitalization and the explosion of big data has led to demand for data science skills and big data software. We’ve seen new statistical software packages on the block, while others have improved or grown in popularity. Consequently, higher education institutions are realising that SPSS isn’t the only fish in the sea....
Statistics with R
Take multiple choice quizzes to test understanding
of key concepts.
Discovering Statistics Using R
Andy Field, Jeremy Miles, Zoe Field
Experiment with example R code in the context of GIS and spatial analytics, by chapter
An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping, 2nd Edition
Chris Brunsdon, Lex Comber
Browse case studies and sample data for conducting
qualitative research using software (CAQDAS)
Using Software in Qualitative Research
Christina Silver, Ann Lewins