SPSS for Psychologists: Fifth Edition

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-23
  • Publisher: Routledge Acade

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With over 50,000 copies sold, the new edition of this best-selling guide carefully leads the user through the process of using SPSS version 20 to analyze psychological data. The authors review the basic issues regarding design and proceed through all of the major statistical techniques used in psychology, from introductory to advanced level. Noted for its comprehensive coverage, clarity, and flexibility, this book is an indispensable resource for students at all levels. With its student-friendly layout, accessible style, and unbeatable coverage, it provides a step-by-step tour of SPSS. Written especially for psychology students, this book shows readers how to get the most out of SPSS. A number of sample exercises, datasets and other useful resources can be found at www.palgrave.com/psychology/brace. This 5th Edition: features a color layout and chapter tabs for easy reading and navigation displays annotated screenshots and key 'tip' boxes to help students track their progress and avoid common pitfalls provides expanded coverage of graphing and guides students through reporting the outcome of statistical analysis sets SPSS in the context of research design and statistics, and discusses the rationale and use of each test throughout. Key Features of the new edition: Fully updated to cover SPSS version 20 and backward-compatible with other versions New material on bivariate (simple) regression and expanded coverage of multiple regression Two new SPSS data files for several complex statistical inferential tests New 'How to report results' boxes guide students through their findings Accessible layout and writing style, perfect for students The book reviews advanced statistical material such as ANCOVA, factor analysis, logistic regression, and discriminant analysis as well as issues related to research design, data entry, data handling, data manipulation and modification in SPSS; how to calculate basic statistical procedures using SPSS; tests of difference for two sample designs, tests of correlation, and tests for nominal and categorical data; and tests for experiments involving complex designs or for data obtained using surveys. SPSS for Psychologists, 5theditioncovers SPSS version 20, but is also appropriate for earlier versions. The book highlights the differences between the versions and includes coverage of reliability measures, partial correlations, and using statistics for scale constructions.

Author Biography

Nicola Brace is Senior Lecture in Psychology at the Open University, UK. Richard Kemp is Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Rosemary Snelgar is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Westminster, UK.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Dedicationp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Psychological research and SPSSp. 3
Guide to the statistical tests coveredp. 14
Working with SPSSp. 15
Starting SPSSp. 17
How to exit SPSSp. 20
Some useful option settings in SPSSp. 21
Data entry in SPSSp. 23
The Data Editor windowp. 25
Defining a variable in SPSSp. 26
Entering datap. 38
Saving a data filep. 41
Opening a data filep. 43
Data entry exercisesp. 45
Answers to data entry exercisesp. 48
Exploring data in SPSSp. 51
Descriptive statisticsp. 53
The Descriptives commandp. 54
The Viewer windowp. 58
The Frequencies commandp. 62
The Explore commandp. 67
Introducing graphing in SPSSp. 76
Chart Builderp. 78
Graphboard Template Chooserp. 84
Data handlingp. 89
An introduction to data handlingp. 91
Sorting a filep. 92
Splitting a filep. 94
Selecting casesp. 96
Recoding valuesp. 100
Computing new variablesp. 105
Counting valuesp. 108
Ranking casesp. 110
Data file for scales or questionnairesp. 113
Tests of difference for two sample designsp. 117
An introduction to the t-testp. 119
The independent t-testp. 120
The paired t-testp. 129
An introduction to the nonparametric equivalents of the t-testp. 133
The Mann-Whitney testp. 134
The Wilcoxon testp. 137
Tests of correlationp. 141
An introduction to tests of correlationp. 143
Producing a scattergramp. 144
Pearson's r. parametric test of correlationp. 152
Spearman's rs nonparametric test of correlationp. 156
Tests for nominal datap. 161
Nominal data and dichotomous variablesp. 163
Chi-square tests versus the chi-square distributionp. 165
The goodness-of-fit chi-squarep. 166
The multi-dimensional chi-squarep. 167
The McNemar test for repeated measuresp. 180
Analysis of variancep. 189
An introduction to Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)p. 191
One-way between-subjects ANOVAp. 201
Two-way between-subjects ANOVAp. 209
One-way within-subjects ANOVAp. 213
Two-way within-subjects ANOVAp. 219
Mixed ANOVAp. 229
Some additional pointsp. 235
Planned and unplanned comparisonsp. 238
Nonparametric equivalents to one-way ANOVA: Kruskal¨Wallis and Friedmanp. 246
Bivariate and multiple regressionp. 253
An introduction to regressionp. 255
Bivariate regressionp. 256
Multiple regressionp. 264
Performing multiple regression on SPSSp. 273
Analysis of covariance and multivariate analysis of variancep. 293
An introduction to analysis of covariancep. 295
Performing analysis of covariance on SPSSp. 299
An introduction to multivariate analysis of variancep. 309
Performing multivariate analysis of variance on SPSSp. 313
Discriminant analysis and logistic regressionp. 321
Discriminant analysis and logistic regressionp. 323
An introduction to discriminant analysisp. 325
Performing discriminant analysis on SPSSp. 328
An introduction to logistic regressionp. 341
Performing logistic regression on SPSSp. 342
Factor analysis, and reliability and 351dimensionality of scales
An introduction to factor analysisp. 353
Performing a basic factor analysis on SPSSp. 363
Other aspects of factor analysisp. 377
Reliability analysis for scales and questionnairesp. 382
Dimensionality of scales and questionnairesp. 388
Beyond the basicsp. 393
The Syntax windowp. 395
Option settings in SPSSp. 402
Getting help in SPSSp. 404
Printing from SPSSp. 406
Incorporating SPSS output into other documents and exporting outputp. 408
Glossaryp. 411
Referencesp. 427
Appendixp. 431
Indexp. 465
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