9780132238854

SPSS Demystified : A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Data Analysis

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    9780132238854

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    0132238853

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

For courses in Statistics and Research Methods. Without question, statistics is one of the most challenging courses for students in the social and behavioral sciences. Enrolling in their first statistics course, students are often apprehensive or extremely anxious toward the subject matter. And while SPSS is one of the more easy-to-use statistical software programs available, for anxious students who realize they not only have to learn statistics but also new software, the task can seem insurmountable. Keenly aware of studentsrs" anxiety with statistics (and the fact that this anxiety can affect performance), Ronald Yockey has writtenSPSS Demystified: A Step-by -Step Guide to Successful Data Analysis, 1/e.Through a comprehensive, step-by-step approach, this text is consistently and specifically designed to both alleviate anxiety toward the subject matter and build a successful experience analyzing data in SPSS. Through a comprehensive, step-by-step approach, this text is consistently and specifically designed to both alleviate anxiety toward the subject matter and build a successful experience analyzing data in SPSS.

Table of Contents

Introduction to SPSS, Descriptive Statistics, Graphical Displays of Data, and Reliability Using Coefficient Alphap. 1
Introduction to SPSSp. 2
Descriptive Statistics: Frequencies, Measures of Central Tendency, and Measures of Variabilityp. 22
Graphical Proceduresp. 37
Reliability (As Measured By Coefficient Alpha)p. 49
Inferential Statisticsp. 58
The One-Sample t Testp. 62
The Independent-Samples t Testp. 71
The Dependent-Samples t Testp. 81
The One-Way Between Subjects Analysis of Variance (Anova)p. 90
The Two-Way Between Subjects Analysis of Variance (Anova)p. 102
The One-Way Within Subjects Analysis of Variance (Anova)p. 121
The One-Between-One-Within Subjects Analysis of Variance (Anova)p. 137
The Pearson r Correlation Coefficientp. 156
Simple Linear Regressionp. 164
Multiple Linear Regressionp. 175
The Chi-Square Goodness of Fit Testp. 189
The Chi-Square Test of Independencep. 200
Data Transformation and Other Proceduresp. 213
Importing Filesp. 230
Solutions to Chapter Exercisesp. 235
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