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Using SPSS : an interactive hands-on approach

Author: James B Cunningham; James O Aldrich
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This practical book can be used as a supplementary text or as a self-help guide through which the reader can learn to use SPSS on his or her own and at his or her own pace. The book uses statistics to teach SPSS, by interacting with the software, and learning by inquiry and discovery. The book covers descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and building graphs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Cunningham; James O Aldrich
ISBN: 9781412995153 1412995159
OCLC Number: 701806926
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First encounters --
Navigating in SPSS --
Getting data in and our of SPSS --
Levels of measurement --
Entering variables and data and validating data --
Working with data and variables --
Using the SPSS help menu --
Creating basic graphs and charts --
Editing and embellishing graphs --
Printing data view, variable view, and output viewer screens --
Basic descriptive statistics --
One-sample t test and a binomial test of equality --
Independent-samples t test and Mann-Whitney U test --
Paired-samples t test and Wilcoxon test --
One-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis test --
Two-way (factorial) ANOVA --
One-way ANOVA repeated measures test and Friedman test --
Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) --
Pearson's correlation and Spearman's correlation --
Single linear regression --
Multiple linear regression --
Chi-square goodness of fit --
Chi-square test of independence.
Responsibility: James B. Cunningham, James O. Aldrich.

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Uses statistics to teach SPSS, by interacting with the software and learning by inquiry and discovery. Twenty-three short chapters show how to use SPSS to compute the most common statistical tests.  Read more...

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