You are here

Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS
Share

Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS



© 2017 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A friendly and approachable guide to real-world statistics, Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS® covers the most common statistical functions in nursing science using plain language. Students learn by doing, and an emphasis on this practical approach is seen throughout the book with each chapter structured to answer key questions: What statistical test should I use for this situation? How do I set up the data? How do I run the test? How do I interpret and document the results? Practice exercises include a vignette, codebook, and data sets ready for processing, enabling students to achieve mastery by carrying out actual statistical analyses.

Online resources for students are available at study.sagepub.com/statsfornursing and include data sets for examples and exercises, fully developed solutions to all odd-numbered exercises, and thorough tutorial videos providing an overview of each statistical method, step-by-step guidance on SPSS® processing, and interpretation of results. Online resources for instructors include Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides for each chapter and solutions to all exercises.
 
Part I: Statistical Principles
 
1. Research Principles
Learning Objectives  
Research Questions  
Control and Experimental Groups  
Rationale for Random Assignment  
Hypothesis Formulation  
Reading Statistical Outcomes  
Accept/Reject Hypotheses  
Variable Types/Levels of Measure  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Chapter 2 Samplng
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Sampling  
Rationale for Sampling  
Sampling Terminology  
Representative Sample  
Probability Sampling  
Nonprobability Sampling  
Sampling Bias  
Optimal Sample Size  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
3. Working in SPSS
Learning Objectives  
Overview - SPSS  
Two Views: Variable View and Data View  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Part II: Summarizing Variables
 
4. Descriptive Statistics
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Descriptive Statistics  
Descriptive Statistics  
SPSS - Loading SPSS Data Files  
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variables (Age)  
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Categorical Variables (Gender)  
SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variable (Age) Select by Categorical Variable (Gender)  
SPSS - (Re)Selecting All Variables  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Part III: Measuring Differences Between Groups
 
5. t Test and Mann-Whitney U Test
Learning Objectives  
Overview - t-Test  
Overview - Mann-Whitney U-Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
6. ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis Test
Learning Objectives  
Overview - ANOVA  
Overview - Kruskal-Wallis Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
7. ANCOVA
Learning Objectives  
Overview - ANCOVA  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
8. MANOVA
Learning Objectives  
Overview - MANOVA  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Part IV - Measuring Differences Over Time
 
9. Paired t-Test and Wilcoxon Test
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Paired t-Test  
Overview - Wilcoxon Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
10. ANOVA Repeated Measures
Learning Objectives  
Overview - ANOVA Repeated Measures  
Variations of Longitudinal Design  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Part V - Measuring Relationships Between Variables
 
11. Correlation and Regression
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Pearson Correlation  
Overview - Spearman Correlation  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
12. Chi-Square
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Chi-Square  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
13. Logistic Regression
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Logistic Regression  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Part VI - Data Handling
 
14. Supplemental SPSS Operations
Learning Objectives  
Overview - Supplemental SPSS Operations  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course
  • Solutions to the all of the exercises in the book
Student Study Site

The Student Study Site includes:

  • Data sets for use with exercises
  • Tutorial videos demonstrating how to use SPSS to work with data
  • Solutions to the odd-numbered exercises in the book

I would highly recommend this text to anyone – students or faculty - with questions about statistics or SPSS. The brilliance of this text is its straight forward prose. Herschel Knapp does a fantastic job of articulating what one needs to know about specific statistical tests and how to effectively use SPSS to analyze data. The brilliance of this text is its straight forward prose.

Heather Carter-Templeton
The University of Alabama

The new textbook by Herschel Knapp, Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS, is a useful text to supplement a basic research textbook for students being introduced to the research process. It provides a clear and concise explanation of commonly used statistical tests and builds skills related to the use of SPSS.

Jennell P. Charles
Clayton State University, College of Health, School of Nursing

This book is a very simple introduction into statistics. The author provides many very useful examples to help students comprehend difficult analyses. The SPSS examples and visuals are superior, as are the exercise at the end of the chapter.

Daniel Rodriguez
La Salle University
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  •  Downloadable tutorial videos show an expert operating SPSS while explaining each processing step.
  • A reader-friendly style invites students to learn intricate concepts through straightforward explanations that facilitate independent comprehension and reduce frustration.
  • Visual aids, such as cartoons, graphics, and SPSS screenshots, accompany each concept to enhance understanding.
  • A single nursing-related example in each statistical chapter illustrates the process from beginning to end and includes access to the example data sets for students to process in SPSS as they advance through each chapter.
  • Exercises comprised of realistic vignettes with prepared data sets enable students to achieve mastery by actually running analyses and documenting the findings.
  • Guidance on using SPSS to accomplish some of the most common data processing tasks is provided in Chapter 14, including how to generate random numbers, sort and select cases, recode variables to facilitate more versatile processing, import non-SPSS data (comma and tab delimited ASCII text files, and Excel worksheets), and practice appropriate secured data storage protocols.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 6

Chapter 13


Preview this book

For instructors

Please select a format:

Select a Purchasing Option

Electronic version
Prices from
$39.00*
*180 day rental