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Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Second Edition
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December 2012 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Second Edition of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is an invaluable resource for students analyzing qualitative data with IBM SPSS Statistics for the first time. The book clearly sets out a range of statistical techniques and their common applications, explaining their logic and links to the research process. It also shows how IBM SPSS Statistics can be used as a tool to aid analysis.

Key Features of the Second Edition:
  • New chapters on ANOVA Factor Analysis and General Multilinear Model
  • IBM SPSS Statistics lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how IBM SPSS Statistics can be used in practice
  • Sets of exercises and ‘real-life’ examples to aid teaching and learning
  • Lists of key terms and further reading to enhance students’ understanding
  • An improved text design making the book easier to navigate

The Basic Language of Statistics
The Research Process
Univariate Descriptive Statistics
Graphical Representations
Creating New Variables with SPSS
Normal Distributions and Sampling Distributions
Sampling Designs
Correlation and the Regression Line
Two-Way Tables and the Chi-Squared Test
t-tests and ANOVA
Appendix I: Reporting a Quantitative Analysis

Appendix II: How to Create a Data File in SPSS

Appendix III: Areas Under the Normal Curve

Appendix IV: Table of Random Numbers




An excellent text for students that are a little rusty on SPSS. This is a very good guide which I will recommend as essential reading.

Mr Antonio Pangallo
Department of Psychology, City University
June 14, 2013

This subject area is one that is difficult to grasp if you are new to reserach. The book would be beneficial if you are undertaking quantitative research and will be using statistical anlysis as it will support your underpinning knowledge of the subject. It is a book that you will continuously refer back to.

Mrs Adele Nightingale
Faculty of Health (Liverpool), Edge Hill University
May 20, 2013

I find the book very helpful and it enables my students to have a better understanding of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics. Many of my students use SPSS for their thesis, and there for this is a very useful handbook.
I think that the SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice, is the most important part for students.
Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to review this most helpful book.

Dr Yael Fisher
Educational Admin , Achva College
May 1, 2013

This is a very good book. Antonius has hit the mark for undergrads and postgrads with enough maths for those keen, budding statisticians but not too much to lose the less stats-oriented student. The descriptions are equally well-pitched.

Mr John Perry
Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints
April 22, 2013

It is very student-friendly. The figures are very helpful and provide additional support. SPSS tutorials are very well presented. ANOVA chapter is one of the clearest ANOVA chapters ever written.

Dr Elias Symeonakis
Dept Environ'l & Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University
March 25, 2013

Excellent explanation with relevant examples to understand and practically use effectively SPSS

Dr Praveen Bhugra
Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing, Sunderland University
March 18, 2013

This is a good book when teaching Business Statistics using SPPS

Mr Manfred Soeffky
Business Information Systems, Berlin School of Economics
March 9, 2013

Although Interpreting Quantitative Data is an excellent introduction to statistics and data analyisis I still prefer Andy Field's Discovering Statistics Using SPSS.

Dr Gerhard Majce
Department of Sociology, University of Vienna
March 4, 2013

A great book and key resource for undergraduates and post graduates who are undertaking quantitative research. Well laid out and clear.

Mrs Mandy Brimble
Children and Young Peoples Nursing, Cardiff University
February 26, 2013

An excellent text providing clear feedback and instruction on all apsects of the SPSS programme. The key aspect is that the tables and figures are taken directly from SPSS output which makes the data and interpretation and visual representation very real.

Dr Lance Doggart
Sport and Health Sciences, College of St Mark and St John
January 2, 2013

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