IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Fourth Edition
Taylor & Francis, Feb 14, 2011 - Education - 243 pages
"Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this book describes the use of statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language to show readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, interpret output, and write about the results. The authors prepare readers for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results. Discussions of writing about outputs, data entry and checking, reliability assessment, testing assumptions, and computing descriptive and inferential parametric and nonparametric statistics are included. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is provided for those who prefer this format"--Provided by publisher.
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CHAPTER 1 Variables Research Problems and Questions
CHAPTER 2 Data Coding Entry and Checking
CHAPTER 3 Measurement and Descriptive Statistics
CHAPTER 4 Understanding Your Data and Checking Assumptions
CHAPTER 5 Data File Management and Writing About Descriptive Statistics
CHAPTER 6 Selecting and Interpreting Inferential Statistics
CHAPTER 7 CrossTabulation ChiSquare and Nonparametric Measures of Association
CHAPTER 8 Correlation and Regression
CHAPTER 9 Comparing Two Groups With t Tests and Similar Nonparametric Tests
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