Using SPSS : an interactive hands-on approach /
James B. Cunningham, James O. Aldrich.
imprint
Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE, c2012.
description
xx, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1412995159 (pbk.), 9781412995153 (pbk.)
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Los Angeles, Calif. : SAGE, c2012.
isbn
1412995159 (pbk.)
9781412995153 (pbk.)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
8291504
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2012-02-01:
Clearly, the amount of detail that Cunningham and Aldrich (both, California State Univ., Northridge) provide in this self-instructional work makes it an excellent resource for anyone who is trying to grasp concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics while learning the basic functions of SPSS. The volume is constructed in a very thorough, interactive fashion, offering clarity and succinctness of presentation not found in most similar books. The inclusion of a table of brief contents, a table of detailed contents, bulleted instructions, and detailed screenshots are an exceptional way of reinforcing the statistical concepts as they relate to a software package. Most books separate parametric from nonparametric tests, but this book covers both in the same chapter. This work could easily serve as a primer in numerous disciplines, such as education, business, and public administration. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals. D. J. Gougeon University of Scranton
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'oeThis book provides a tremendous amount of detail and is useful in walking a new user through the steps of using the software. The visuals are helpful and clear, the level of writing is good for beginning students, and the concepts are presented clearly.'
'oeThis primer is an excellent resource for students learning the basic functions of SPSS, the power of statistics, and the basic premises underlying inferential and descriptive statistics.'
SI frequently have graduate students that need [help with] SPSS. This text would bring joy into their lives.
SI love this book . The structure, content and format are superior in every way to what I have been using, and will make my task easier and the students learning curve shorter.
SThe key strength of the text is in the opening chapters, which should help students get a strong and confident beginning in the use of SPSS . The text will also be a valuable reference guide for our students as they conduct research in the two methods courses that follow statistics.
SThis book provides a tremendous amount of detail and is useful in walking a new user through the steps of using the software. The visuals are helpful and clear, the level of writing is good for beginning students, and the concepts are presented clearly.
SThis primer is an excellent resource for students learning the basic functions of SPSS, the power of statistics, and the basic premises underlying inferential and descriptive statistics.
The key strength of the text is in the opening chapters, which should help students get a strong and confident beginning in the use of SPSS.... The text will also be a valuable reference guide for our students as they conduct research in the two methods courses that follow statistics.
The key strength of the text is in the opening chapters, which should help students get a strong and confident beginning in the use of SPSS…. The text will also be a valuable reference guide for our students as they conduct research in the two methods courses that follow statistics.
This book provides a tremendous amount of detail and is useful in walking a new user through the steps of using the software. The visuals are helpful and clear, the level of writing is good for beginning students, and the concepts are presented clearly.
This primer is an excellent resource for students learning the basic functions of SPSS, the power of statistics, and the basic premises underlying inferential and descriptive statistics.
I frequently have graduate students that need [help with] SPSS. This text would bring joy into their lives.
I love this book.... The structure, content and format are superior in every way to what I have been using, and will make my task easier and the students learning curve shorter.
I love this book…. The structure, content and format are superior in every way to what I have been using, and will make my task easier and the students learning curve shorter.
'oeI frequently have graduate students that need [help with] SPSS. This text would bring joy into their lives.'
'oeI love this book'¦. The structure, content and format are superior in every way to what I have been using, and will make my task easier and the students learning curve shorter.'
'oeThe key strength of the text is in the opening chapters, which should help students get a strong and confident beginning in the use of SPSS'¦. The text will also be a valuable reference guide for our students as they conduct research in the two methods courses that follow statistics.'
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Summaries
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'Using SPSS' is intended as a self-instructional book in which the reader can learn to use SPSS on their own and at their own pace without the assistance of an instructor. The book uses statistics to teach SPSS, not SPSS to teach statistics.
Main Description
This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace. The book covers descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and building graphs
Main Description
This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace. The book uses statistics to teach the use of SPSS, by interacting with the software and learning by inquiry and discovery. Each chapter includes an introduction and list of objectives indicating what the reader will be able to do by the end of the chapter. Bulleted phrases provide step-by-step guidance as readers work through the exercises.
Main Description
This practical guide can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-instructional book in which the reader-be it teacher, student or anyone-can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace. The book uses statistics to teach SPSS, not SPSS to teach statistics. Each chapter includes an introduction and list of objectives indicating what the reader will be able to do after reading the chapter. Readers interact with SPSS as they work through examples in an interactive learning process. Bulleted phrases provide step-by-step procedures to be followed as readers work through the exercises.
Main Description
Using SPSS: An Interactive Hands-On Approach is intended as a self-instructional book in which the reader, be it teacher, student or anyone, can learn to use SPSS on their own, and at their own pace, without the assistance of an instructor. As such, it would make a solid companion text for most statistics or research methods courses. The book uses statistics to teach SPSS, not SPSS to teach statistics. Each chapter includes an introduction and list of performance objectives indicating what the reader will be able to do after reading the chapter. SPSS Version 18 for Windows was used in the preparation of this book.The book is unique in that it encourages the reader to interact with SPSS on the computer as he/she works through examples in each chapter. This approach to learning may be novel to the reader, but the authors feel the best way to learn a subject is to interact with it in a meaningful manner. We have made every effort to ensure the book is 'user friendly' as we guide the reader through the interactive learning process. Bulleted phrases provide a step-by-step procedure to be followed by the reader when completing the exercises.
Table of Contents
First Encounters
Navigating in SPSS
Getting Data in and out of SPSS
Levels of Measurement
Entering Variables and Data and Validating Data
Working with Data and Variables
Using the SPSS Help Menu
Creating Basic Graphs and Charts
Editing and Embellishing Graphs and Charts
Printing Data Files and Output Files
Basic Descriptive Statistics
One-Sample t-Test and Nonparametric Binomial Test of Equality
Independent Samples t-Test and Nonparametric Mann-Whitney Test
Paired Samples t-test and Nonparametric Wilcoxon Test
One-Way ANOVA and Nonparametric Kruskal-Wallis Test
Two-Way (Factorial) ANOVA
ANOVA Repeated Measures and Nonparametric Friedman Test
Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)
Pearson Correlation and Nonparametric Spearman Correlation
Single Linear Regression
Multiple Linear Regression
Chi-Square Goodness of Fit
Chi-Square Test of Independence
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