A conceptual guide to statistics using SPSS /
Elliot T. Berkman, Steven P. Reise.
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Los Angeles : Sage, c2012.
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xiii, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1412974062 (pbk.), 9781412974066 (pbk.)
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Los Angeles : Sage, c2012.
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1412974062 (pbk.)
9781412974066 (pbk.)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction 2. Descriptive Statistics 3. Chi-Squared Test 4. Linear Correlation 5. One- and Two Sample T-Tests 6. One-way ANOVA 7. Two- and Higher-way ANOVA 8. Within-subject ANOVA 9. Mixed-model ANOVA 10. MANOVA 11. Regression 12. ANCOVA 13. Factor and Components Analysis 14. Psychometrics 15. Non-parametric Tests 16. Matrix Algebra 17. Appendix on the General Formulation of Custom Contrasts using Syntax .
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Includes indexes.
abstract
"This book helps students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the statistics with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Learning how statistical ideas map onto computation in SPSS will help students build a better understanding of both. For example, seeing exactly how the concept of variance is used in SPSS-how it is converted into a number based on real data, which other concepts it is associated with, and where it appears in various statistical tests-will not only help students understand how to use statistical tests in SPSS and how to interpret their output, but will also teach them about the concept of variance itself. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, pointing out wherever possible how the SPSS procedure and output connects back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. Each of the steps is accompanied by annotated screen shots from SPSS, and relevant components of output are highlighted in both the text and in the figures. Sections explain the conceptual machinery underlying the statistical tests. In contrast to merely presenting the equations for computing the statistic, these sections describe the idea behind each test in plain language and help students make the connection between the ideas and SPSS procedures. These include extensive treatment of custom hypothesis testing in ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, and regression, and an entire chapter on the advanced matrix algebra functions available only through syntax in SPSS. The book will be appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics"--
"This book is designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the statistics with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Learning how statistical ideas map onto computation in SPSS will help students build a better understanding of both. For example, seeing exactly how the concept of variance is used in SPSS--how it is converted into a number based on real data, which other concepts it is associated with, and where it appears in various statistical tests--will not only help students understand how to use statistical tests in SPSS and how to interpret their output, but will also teach them about the concept of variance itself. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, pointing out wherever possible how the SPSS procedure and output connects back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. Each of the steps is accompanied by annotated screen shots from SPSS, and relevant components of output are highlighted in both the text and in the figures. The book will be appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics"--
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7648783
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"In my view the text is written in a user friendly language and illustrates concepts that would otherwise be confusing to beginning students and those with limited computer skills. Increasingly there are non-traditional students who are entering the education pipelines who need precise resources to guide them in accomplishing the tasks they need to without going through.
"In my view the text is written in a user friendly language and illustrates concepts that would otherwise be confusing to beginning students and those with limited computer skills. Increasingly there are non-traditional students who are entering the education pipelines who need precise resources to guide them in accomplishing the tasks they need to without going through.'
"I think the single most impressive aspect is the bridge between the practical and conceptual/theoretical. The author has done a nice job with this. I also like some of the things he mentions ("tidbits") that are normally not mentioned in texts like this. I believe these two things distinguish it from other like texts. Adopt: Very likely. As I said earlier, I've been looking for something like this. So, it would definitely go further than any other book I know in fulfilling that need."
I think the single most impressive aspect is the bridge between the practical and conceptual/theoretical. The author has done a nice job with this. I also like some of the things he mentions (tidbits) that are normally not mentioned in texts like this. I believe these two things distinguish it from other like texts. Adopt: Very likely. As I said earlier, I've been looking for something like this. So, it would definitely go further than any other book I know in fulfilling that need.
"I think the tone is excellent and like the way that the author explained the concepts in an efficient way. The main advantage of this book over its competitors is its scope and coverage of both "point and click" and syntax methods for using SPSS. I do prefer this style to the texts I've used in the past, but I find it easier to write my own lab guides and post them on the course's e-learning page."
I think the tone is excellent and like the way that the author explained the concepts in an efficient way. The main advantage of this book over its competitors is its scope and coverage of both point and click and syntax methods for using SPSS. I do prefer this style to the texts I've used in the past, but I find it easier to write my own lab guides and post them on the course's e-learning page.
'oeI think the single most impressive aspect is the bridge between the practical and conceptual/theoretical. The author has done a nice job with this. I also like some of the things he mentions ('oetidbits') that are normally not mentioned in texts like this. I believe these two things distinguish it from other like texts. Adopt: Very likely. As I said earlier, I've been looking for something like this. So, it would definitely go further than any other book I know in fulfilling that need.'
'oeI think the tone is excellent and like the way that the author explained the concepts in an efficient way. The main advantage of this book over its competitors is its scope and coverage of both 'oepoint and click' and syntax methods for using SPSS. I do prefer this style to the texts I've used in the past, but I find it easier to write my own lab guides and post them on the course's e-learning page.'
'oeThe most impressive part of this text is its comprehensiveness. It covers all of the major statistical analyses anyone would need to know about. I found it difficult to read at times because I was not given the figures to see in order to understand better the text. Also headings were not distinct and/or missing which would have made it easier to read. There are not many texts like this available so it would allow instructors some flexibility in choosing a text appropriate for their needs. At this point it is too advanced for my students but I might buy a personal edition as a reference for myself.'
SI think the single most impressive aspect is the bridge between the practical and conceptual/theoretical. The author has done a nice job with this. I also like some of the things he mentions ( Stidbits ) that are normally not mentioned in texts like this. I believe these two things distinguish it from other like texts. Adopt: Very likely. As I said earlier, I "ve been looking for something like this. So, it would definitely go further than any other book I know in fulfilling that need.
SI think the tone is excellent and like the way that the author explained the concepts in an efficient way. The main advantage of this book over its competitors is its scope and coverage of both Spoint and click and syntax methods for using SPSS. I do prefer this style to the texts I "ve used in the past, but I find it easier to write my own lab guides and post them on the course "s e-learning page.
SThe most impressive part of this text is its comprehensiveness. It covers all of the major statistical analyses anyone would need to know about. I found it difficult to read at times because I was not given the figures to see in order to understand better the text. Also headings were not distinct and/or missing which would have made it easier to read. There are not many texts like this available so it would allow instructors some flexibility in choosing a text appropriate for their needs. At this point it is too advanced for my students but I might buy a personal edition as a reference for myself.
"The most impressive part of this text is its comprehensiveness. It covers all of the major statistical analyses anyone would need to know about. I found it difficult to read at times because I was not given the figures to see in order to understand better the text. Also headings were not distinct and/or missing which would have made it easier to read. There are not many texts like this available so it would allow instructors some flexibility in choosing a text appropriate for their needs. At this point it is too advanced for my students but I might buy a personal edition as a reference for myself."
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"This book is designed to help students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the statistics with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Learning how statistical ideas map onto computation in SPSS will help students build a better understanding of both. For example, seeing exactly how the concept of variance is used in SPSS--how it is converted into a number based on real data, which other concepts it is associated with, and where it appears in various statistical tests--will not only help students understand how to use statistical tests in SPSS and how to interpret their output, but will also teach them about the concept of variance itself. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, pointing out wherever possible how the SPSS procedure and output connects back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. Each of the steps is accompanied by annotated screen shots from SPSS, and relevant components of output are highlighted in both the text and in the figures. The book will be appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics"--
Main Description
Bridging an understanding of Statistics and SPSS. This unique text helps students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the ideas learned in a statistics class from a traditional statistics textbook with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, clearly linking how the SPSS procedure and output connect back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. By drawing clear connections between the theoretical and computational aspects of statistics, this engaging text aids students " understanding of theoretical concepts by teaching them in a practical context.
Main Description
This book helps students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the statistics with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Learning how statistical ideas map onto computation in SPSS will help students build a better understanding of both. For example, seeing exactly how the concept of variance is used in SPSS-how it is converted into a number based on real data, which other concepts it is associated with, and where it appears in various statistical tests-will not only help students understand how to use statistical tests in SPSS and how to interpret their output, but will also teach them about the concept of variance itself.Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, pointing out wherever possible how the SPSS procedure and output connects back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. Each of the steps is accompanied by annotated screen shots from SPSS, and relevant components of output are highlighted in both the text and in the figures.Sections explain the conceptual machinery underlying the statistical tests. In contrast to merely presenting the equations for computing the statistic, these sections describe the idea behind each test in plain language and help students make the connection between the ideas and SPSS procedures. These include extensive treatment of custom hypothesis testing in ANOVA, MANOVA, ANCOVA, and regression, and an entire chapter on the advanced matrix algebra functions available only through syntax in SPSS.The book will be appropriate for both advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics.