ThePASW Statistics 18 Guide to Data Analysisis a friendly introduction to both data analysis and PASW Statistics 18 (formerly SPSS Statistics), the worldrs"s leading desktop statistical software package. Easy-to-understand explanations and in-depth content make this guide both an excellent supplement to other statistics texts and a superb primary text for any introductory data analysis course. With this book, yours"ll learn how to describe data, test hypotheses, and examine relationships using PASW. Author Marija Noruscaron;is incorporates a wealth of real data, including the General Social Survey and studies of Internet usage, opinions of the criminal justice system, marathon running times, library patronage, and the importance of manners, throughout the examples and expanded chapter exercises. This unique combination of examples, exercises, and contemporary data gives you hands-on experience in analyzing data and makes learning about data analysis and statistical software relevant, unintimidating, and even fun! A data CD-ROM is included with this book.