SPSS survival manual : a step by step guide to data analysis using SPSS /
Julie Pallant.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Maidenhead : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2010.
description
xiv, 345 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0335242391 (pbk.), 9780335242399 (pbk.)
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imprint
Maidenhead : McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2010.
isbn
0335242391 (pbk.)
9780335242399 (pbk.)
contents note
Data files and website -- Introduction and overview – Getting started: Designing a study -- Preparing a codebook -- Getting to know SPSS – Preparing the data file: Creating a data file and entering data -- Screening and cleaning the data – Preliminary analyses: Descriptive statistics -- Using graphs to describe and explore the data -- Manipulating the data -- Checking the reliability of a scale -- Choosing the right statistic – Statistical techniques to explore relationships among variables: Correlation -- Partial correlation -- Multiple regression -- Logistic regression -- Factor analysis – Statistical techniques to compare groups: Non-parametric statistics -- T-tests -- One-way analysis of variance -- Two-way between-groups ANOVA -- Mixed between-within subjects analysis of variance -- Multivariate analysis of variance -- Analysis of covariance -- Appendix: Details of data files.
general note
Previous ed.: 2007.
catalogue key
7361791
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
'SPSS Survival Manual' throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, the author discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques.
Bowker Data Service Summary
'The PASW and SPSS Survival Manual' throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, the author discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques.
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International Bestseller!ThePASW and SPSS Survival Manualthrows a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software.In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of her bestselling text, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report.For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, thePASW and SPSS Survival Manualis an essential guide. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.In this fourth edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to procedures, screens and output. A new flowchart is included for general procedures, and factor analysis procedures have been streamlined. It includes extra examples and material on syntax. Additional data files are available on the book's support website.
Main Description
International Bestseller!TheSPSS Survival Manualthrows a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software.In this thoroughly revised fourth edition of her bestselling text, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report.For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, theSPSS Survival Manualis an essential guide. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.In this fourth edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to procedures, screens and output. A new flowchart is included for general procedures, and factor analysis procedures have been streamlined. It includes extra examples and material on syntax. Additional data files are available on the book's support website.
Main Description
"It reads as though someone is sitting next to you conversing with you and taking you through it ... It has a reassuring tone. Julie Pallant writes in a kind and inclusive way which students appreciate." Sue Thorpe, Lecturer in Research Methods, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK. "Its key strengths are clarity, clear English, clear explanations, and clear examples. What this book does well is to provide easy, straightforward explanations." Martin Lea, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. "An excellent introduction to using SPSS for data analysis... It provides a self-contained resource itself, with more than simply (detailed and clear) step-by-step descriptions of statistical procedures in SPSS. There is also a wealth of tips and advice, and for each statistical technique a brief, but consistently reliable, explanation is provided." Associate Professor George Dunbar, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK. Julie Pallant's SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software. In this thoroughly revised edition of her bestselling text, now covering up to version 18 of the SPSS software, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with easy to follow step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. In this fourth edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to SPSS procedures, screens and output. A number of additional techniques (McNemar's Test, Cochran's Q Test) have been included in the Non_parametric Statistics chapter.For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is THE essential guide. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.
Main Description
"It reads as though someone is sitting next to you conversing with you and taking you through it ... It has a reassuring tone. Julie Pallant writes in a kind and inclusive way which students appreciate." Sue Thorpe, Lecturer in Research Methods, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, UK."Its key strengths are clarity, clear English, clear explanations, and clear examples. What this book does well is to provide easy, straightforward explanations." Martin Lea, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK."An excellent introduction to using SPSS for data analysis... It provides a self-contained resource itself, with more than simply (detailed and clear) step-by-step descriptions of statistical procedures in SPSS. There is also a wealth of tips and advice, and for each statistical technique a brief, but consistently reliable, explanation is provided." Associate Professor George Dunbar, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK.Julie Pallant'sSPSS Survival Manualthrows a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this data analysis software.In this thoroughly revised edition of her bestselling text, now covering up to version 18 of the SPSS software, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project.From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with easy to follow step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. In this fourth edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to SPSS procedures, screens and output. A number of additional techniques (McNemar's Test, Cochran's Q Test) have been included in the Non_parametric Statistics chapter.For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, theSPSS Survival Manualis THE essential guide. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.
Table of Contents
Preface
Data files and website
Introduction and overview
Getting started
Designing a study
Preparing a codebook
Getting to know SPSS
Preparing the data file
Creating a data file and entering data
Screening and cleaning the data
Preliminary analyses
Descriptive statistics
Using graphs to describe and explore the data
Manipulating the data
Checking the reliability of a scale
Choosing the right statistic
Statistical techniques to explore relationships among variables
Correlation
Partial correlation
Multiple regression
Logistic regression
Factor analysis
Statistical techniques to compare groups
Non-parametric statistics
T-tests
One-way analysis of variance
Two-way between-groups ANOVA
Mixed between-within subjects analysis of variance
Multivariate analysis of variance
Analysis of covariance
Appendix: Details of data files
Recommended reading
References
Index
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