9780073126654

Ready, Set, Go! A Student Guide to SPSS® 13.0 and 14.0 for Windows®

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073126654

  • ISBN10:

    0073126659

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/21/2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

This guide features concise instructions for accessing and using SPSS for Windows.Ready, Set, Go!is more than a reference book for versions 13.0 and 14.0; through ten guided assignments, students learn about statistical analysis of data while also learning the steps in the research process. The students are guided through assignments such as using frequency distributions, performing the t test, using the one-way ANOVA procedure, computing a correlation, and computing chi-square function.

Table of Contents

Preface iii
ASSIGNMENT 1
1(1)
Learning the Basics of SPSS
1(1)
Starting SPSS
1(1)
Loading a File
2(2)
Using the Open File Window
4(4)
The Pull-Down Menus
8(1)
Examining Data Using the Data View
8(1)
Defining Data Using the Variable View
9(3)
Viewing SPSS Output
12(1)
Printing SPSS Output
13(3)
Existing SPSS
16(1)
On Your Own
17
ASSIGNMENT 2
2
Looking at Frequency Distributions and Descriptive Statistics
18
Using the Frequencies Procedure
18
On Your Own
22
ASSIGNMENT 3
Presenting Data in Graphic Form
23
Producing Graphs
23
On Your Own
26
ASSIGNMENT 4
Testing Research Hypotheses for Two Independent Samples
27
Performing the Independent-Samples T Test Procedure
28
Picking Test and Grouping Variables
29
Interpreting the Output
31
On Your Own
32
ASSIGNMENT 5
Testing Research Hypotheses About Two Related Samples
34
The Research Question and Design
34
The Hypotheses
35
Executing the Paired-Samples T Test Procedure
36
Interpreting the Output
37
On Your Own
39
ASSIGNMENT 6
Comparing Independent Samples with One-Way ANOVA
40
Performing the One-Way ANOVA Procedure
40
Choosing and Defining Your Variables
42
Performing Post Hoc Tests
42
Interpreting the Results from the One-Way ANOVA Procedure
43
Interpreting the Post Hoc Tests
44
On Your Own
46
ASSIGNMENT 7
Comparing Related Samples with GLM-Repeated Measures ANOVA
47
The Research Question and Design
47
The Hypotheses
48
Performing the General Linear Model--Repeated Measures Procedure
48
Interpreting the Output
51
On Your Own
55
ASSIGNMENT 8
Measuring the Simple Relationship Between Two Variables
56
Choosing the Correlate Procedure
56
Choosing Your Variables
57
Plotting the Data
59
On Your Own
62
ASSIGNMENT 9
Describing the Linear Relationship Between Two Variables
64
The Research Question
65
Choosing the Regression Procedure
66
Choosing Your Variables
67
Interpreting the Output
69
On Your Own
71
ASSIGNMENT 10
Assessing the Association Between Two Categorical Variables
73
Performing the Crosstabs Procedure
75
Interpreting the Chi-Square and Crosstabs Output
78
On Your Own
80
APPENDIX
Entering Data Using Programs Other Than SPSS
81
Using a Text Editor to Enter Data
81
Fixed-Width Format
81
Delimited Format
82
Loading Text Datafiles with the Text Import Wizard
83
Using a Spreadsheet to Enter Data
84
Using a Database to Enter Data
85
Using the Database Wizard
85
Datasets
86

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