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IBM SPSS by Example
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IBM SPSS by Example
A Practical Guide to Statistical Data Analysis

Second Edition


December 2014 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The updated Second Edition of Alan C. Elliott and Wayne A. Woodward’s “cut to the chase” IBM SPSS guide quickly explains the when, where, and how of statistical data analysis as it is used for real-world decision making in a wide variety of disciplines. This one-stop reference provides succinct guidelines for performing an analysis using SPSS software, avoiding pitfalls, interpreting results, and reporting outcomes. Written from a practical perspective, IBM SPSS by Example, Second Edition provides a wealth of information—from assumptions and design to computation, interpretation, and presentation of results—to help users save time, money, and frustration.

 
Chapter 1: Introduction
Getting the Most Out of IBM SPSS by Example

 
A Brief Overview of the Statistical Process

 
Understanding Hypothesis Testing, Power, and Sample Size

 
Understanding the p-Value

 
Planning a Successful Analysis

 
Guidelines for Creating Data Sets

 
Preparing Excel Data for Import

 
Guidelines for Reporting Results

 
Opening Data Files for Examples

 
 
Chapter 2: Describing and Examining Data
Example Data Files

 
Describing Quantitative Data

 
Describing Categorical Data

 
 
Chapter 3: Creating and Using Graphs
Introduction to SPSS Graphs

 
Chart Builder

 
Graphboard Template Chooser

 
Legacy Plots

 
Scatterplots

 
Histograms

 
Bar Charts

 
Pie Charts

 
Box Plots

 
 
Chapter 4: Comparing One or Two Means Using the t-Test
One-Sample t-Test

 
Two-Sample t-Test

 
Paired t-Test

 
 
Chapter 5: Correlation and Regression
Correlation Analysis

 
Simple Linear Regression

 
Multiple Linear Regression

 
 
Chapter 6: Analysis of Categorical Data
Contingency Table Analysis

 
McNemar’s Test

 
Mantel-Haenszel Comparison

 
Tests of Interrater Reliability

 
Goodness-of-Fit Test

 
Other Measures of Association for Categorical Data

 
 
Chapter 7: Analysis of Variance and Covariance
One-Way ANOVA

 
Two-Way Analysis of Variance

 
Repeated-Measures Analysis of Variance

 
Analysis of Covariance

 
 
Chapter 8: Non-parametric Analysis Procedures
Spearman’s Rho

 
Mann-Whitney-Wilcoxon (Two Independent Groups Test)

 
Kruskal-Wallis Test

 
Sign Test and Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test for Matched Pairs

 
Friedman’s Test

 
 
Chapter 9: Logistic Regression
Simple Logistic Regression

 
Multiple Logistic Regression

 
 
Chapter 10: Factor Analysis
Factor Analysis Examples

 

Supplements

Companion Website
Visit the website for SPSS data files and additional examples.

“This text not only helps the user to quickly navigate SPSS, but also provides critical aspects of each of the tests… I do not think that there is a better text for SPSS users who are looking for a quick introduction and succinct guidance.”

Philip J. Murphy, Monterey Institute of International Studies

“All in all, [this text] will become an indispensable tool for anyone that seeks to use statistical procedures to analyze data and to report the same effectively.”

Tyrone Bynoe, University of the Cumberlands

“[This text is] very readable and comprehensible for intermediate level students.”

Alan Davis, University of Colorado Denver

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