Using SPSS for social statistics and research methods /
William E. Wagner, III.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, c2010.
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ix, 115 p. : ill.
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9781412973335 (pbk.)
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, c2010.
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9781412973335 (pbk.)
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6994982
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Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods shows readers how to use SPSS software in statistical data analysis. This fully updated Second Edition features images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 17.0 and now uses the latest version of the GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set. New and Continuing Features Offers a fully updated graphics chapter that highlights new features available in SPSS 17.0, including information on alternative routes to creating graphics Includes updated examples, screenshots, and tables throughout Briefly introduces statistical techniques before moving on to demonstrations Offers new or expanded discussions of regression, correlation, t-test, chi-square, lambda, gamma/somers' d, and ANOVA Uses several kinds of computer files including data files, output files, and syntax files Covers a wide range of data analysis topics to help students who are working independently on a research proposal, project, or paper This supplementary text is designed as a manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes and is an excellent companion to any undergraduate statistics or research methods textbook. It will also serve as a useful reference for those learning to use the SPSS software for the first time.
Main Description
Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods shows readers how to use SPSS software in statistical data analysis. This fully updated Second Edition features images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 17.0 and now uses the latest version of the GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set. Features: Offers a fully updated graphics chapter that highlights new features available in SPSS 17.0, including information on alternative routes to creating graphics Includes updated examples, screenshots, and tables throughout Briefly introduces statistical techniques before moving on to demonstrations Offers new or expanded discussions of regression, correlation, t-test, chi-square, lambda, gamma/somers' d, and ANOVA Uses several kinds of computer files including data files, output files, and syntax files Covers a wide range of data analysis topics to help students who are working independently on a research proposal, project, or paper This supplementary text is designed as a manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes and is an excellent companion to any undergraduate statistics or research methods textbook. It will also serve as a useful reference for those learning to use the SPSS software for the first time.
Main Description
Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods shows readers how to use SPSS software in statistical data analysis. This fully updated Second Edition features images and directions drawn from SPSS Version 17.0 and now uses the latest version of the GSS (General Social Survey) as a secondary data set.Features:Offers a fully updated graphics chapter that highlights new features available in SPSS 17.0, including information on alternative routes to creating graphicsIncludes updated examples, screenshots, and tables throughoutBriefly introduces statistical techniques before moving on to demonstrationsOffers new or expanded discussions of regression, correlation, t-test, chi-square, lambda, gamma//somers' d, and ANOVAUses several kinds of computer files including data files, output files, and syntax filesCovers a wide range of data analysis topics to help students who are working independently on a research proposal, project, or paperThis supplementary text is designed as a manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes and is an excellent companion to any undergraduate statistics or research methods textbook. It will also serve as a useful reference for those learning to use the SPSS software for the first time.
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This supplementary text serves as a manual for SPSS use for social statistics and research methods classes. A direct guide that students could use independently in working on a research proposal, project, or paper, it also serves as a resource for instructors to use with some or all of the lab components of their course.
Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
Statistical Software
About the General Social Survey Data
SPSS Electronic Files
Opening Existing Data Files
Importing Data From Non-SPSS File Formats
Opening Previously Created Output Files
Saving Files
Creating New SPSS Data Files
Creating and Editing SPSS Output Files
Preferences: Getting Started
Measurement of Variables Using SPSS
Transforming Variables
Recoding and Computing Variables
Recoding Variables
Recoding Variables: Dichotomies and Dummy Variables
Computing Variables
Using the Count Function
Computing an Index Using the Mean
Multiple Response
Selecting and Sampling Cases
Targeted Selection
Random Selection
Selecting Cases for Inclusion in a New Data Set
Organization and Presentation of Information
Measures of Central Tendency and Variability
Frequency Distributions
Charts and Graphs
Boxplot
Legacy Options for Graphs (Boxplot Example)
Scatterplot
Legacy Scatterplot
Histogram
Bar Graph
Pie Chart
Additional Graphic Capabilities in SPSS Statistics
Cross-Tabulation and Measures of Association for Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Bivariate Analysis
Adding Another Variable or Dimension to the Analysis
Measures of Association for Nominal and Ordinal Variables
Lambda
Gamma and Sommers' d
Correlation and Regression Analysis
Bivariate Regression
Correlation
Multiple Regression
Testing Hypotheses Using Means and Cross-Tabulation
Comparing Means
Comparing Means: Paired-Samples T Test
Comparing Means: Independent-Samples T Test
Chi-Square
Analysis of Variance
One-Way ANOVA
ANOVA With Regression
Editing Output
Editing Basic Tables
Copying to Microsoft Word
Exporting Output
Editing Charts and Graphs
Advanced Applications
Merging Data From Multiple Files
Opening Previously Created Syntax Files
Creating New SPSS Syntax Files
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