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Doing Data Analysis with SPSS Version 16.0

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Now updated for SPSS? 16.0, this book is an excellent supplement to any introductory statistics course. It provides a practical and useful introduction to SPSS 16.0 and enables students to work independently to learn helpful software skills outside of class. By using SPSS to handle complex computations, students can focus on and gain an understanding of the underlying statistical concepts and techniques in the introductory statistics course.

Table of Contents

A First Look At Spss 16.0
Launching SPSS
Entering Data into the Data Editor
Saving a Data File
Creating a Bar Chart
Saving an Output File
Getting Help
Printing in SPSS
Quitting SPSS
Tables And Graphs For One Variable
Opening a Data File
Exploring the Data
Creating a Histogram
Frequency Distributions
Another Bar Chart
Printing Session Output
Moving On
Tables And Graphs For Two Variables
Cross-Tabulating Data
Editing a Recent Dialog
More on Bar Charts
Comparing Two Distributions
Scatterplots to Detect Relationships
Moving On?
One-Variable Descriptive Statistics
Computing One Summary Measure for a Variable
Computing Additional Summary Measures
A Box-and-Whiskers Plot
Standardizing a Variable
Moving On
Two-Variable Descriptive Statistics
Comparing Dispersion with the Coefficient of Variation
Descriptive Measures for Subsamples
Measures of Association: Covariance and Correlation
Moving On
Elementary Probability
A Classical Example
Observed Relative Frequency as Probability
Handling Alphanumeric Data
Moving On
Discrete Probability Distributions
An Empirical Discrete Distribution
Graphing a Distribution
A Theoretical Distribution: The Binomial
Another Theoretical Distribution: The Poisson
Moving On
Normal Density Functios
Continuous Random Variables
Generating Normal Distributions
Finding Areas under a Normal Curve Normal Curves as Models
Moving On
Sampling Distributions
What Is a Sampling Distribution? Sampling from a Normal Population
Central Limit Theorem
Sampling Distribution of the Proportion
Moving On
Confidence Intervals Objectives
The Concept of a Confidence Interval
Effect of Confidence Coefficient
Large Samples from a Non-normal (Known) Population
Dealing with Real Data
Small Samples from a Normal Population
Moving On
One-Sample Hypothesis Tests
The Logic of Hypothesis Testing
An Artificial Example
A More Realistic Case: We Don't Know Mu or Sigma
A Small-Sample Example
Moving On
Two-Sample Hypothesis Tests
Working with Two Samples
Paired vs
Independent Samples
Moving On
Analysis Of Variance (I)
Comparing Three or More Means
One-Factor Independent Measures ANOVA
Where Are the Differences?
One-Factor Repeated Measures ANOVA Where Are the Differences?
Moving On
Analysis Of Variance (II)
Two-Factor Independent Measures ANOVA
Another Example
One Last Note
Moving On
Linear Regression (I)
Linear Relationships
Another Example
Statistical Inferences in Linear Regression
An Example of a Questionable Relationship
An Estimation Application
A Classic Example
Moving On
Linear Regression (II)
Assumptions for Least Squares Regression
Examining Residuals to Check Assumptions
A Time Series Example
Issues in Forecasting and Prediction
A Caveat about "Mindless" Regression
Moving On
Multiple Regression
Going Beyond a Single Explanatory Variable
Significance Testing and Goodness of Fit
Residual Analysis
Adding More Variables
Another Example
Working with Quaitative Variables
A New Concern
Moving On
Nonlinear Models
When Relationships Are Not Linear
A Simple Example
Some Common Transformations
Another Quadratic Model
A Log-Linear Model
Adding More Variables Moving On
Basic Forecasting Techniques
Detecting Patterns over Time
Some Illustrative Examples
Forecasting Using Moving Averages
Forecasting Using Trend Analysis
Another Example
Moving On
Chi-Square Tests
Qualitative vs
Quantitative Data
Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test
Chi-Square Test of Independence
Another Example
Moving On
Nonparametric Tests
Nonparametric Methods
Mann-Whitney U Test
Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test
Kruskal-Wallis H Test
Spearmans Rank Order Correlation
Moving On
Tools For Quality
Processes and Variation
Charting a Process Mean
Charting a Process Range
Another Way to Organize Data
Charting a Process Proportion
Pareto Charts
Moving On
Dataset Descriptions
Working with Files
Data Files
Viewer Document Files
Converting Other Data Files into SPSS Data Files
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