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Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS

Doing Quantitative Research in Education with SPSS

Second Edition
  • Daniel Muijs - Academica University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
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December 2010 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and authoritative introduction is essential for education students and researchers needing to use quantitative methods for the first time.

Using datasets from real-life educational research and avoiding the use of mathematical formulae, the author guides students through the essential techniques that they will need to know, explaining each procedure using the latest version of SPSS. The datasets can also be downloaded from the book's website, enabling students to practice the techniques for themselves.

This revised and updated second edition now also includes more advanced methods such as log linear analysis, logistic regression, and canonical correlation.

Written specifically for those with no prior experience of quantitative research, this book is ideal for education students and researchers in this field.

Introduction to Quantitative Research
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
Designing Non-Experimental Studies
Validity, Reliability and Generalizability
Introduction to PASW Statistics (IBM SPSS) and the Data Set
Univariate Statistics
Bivariate Analysis: Comparing Two Groups
Bivariate Analysis: Looking at the Relationship between Two Variables
Multivariate Analysis: Using Regression Models to Look at the Relationship between Several Predictors and One Dependent Variable
Using Analysis of Variance to Compare More Than Two Groups
Developing Scales and Measures: Item and Factor Analysis
One Step beyond: Introduction to Multilevel Modeling and Structural Equation Modeling

I like this book, but I think it is best for a hybrid course including both design and statistics. I may adopt it in the future.

Dr Morgan Earp
Educational Leadership Dept, George Washington University - Dc
February 5, 2012

Students appreciated the clarity of explanations and ease of use.

Mr Andrew Brown
Faculty of Education, University of the West of England, Bristol
September 15, 2011

Easy to read and understand by beginners.

Mr Emmanuel Bofah
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki
September 6, 2011

The wording is simple and clear. It provides various examples to practice. I like the supplementary online resources.

Dr Hulya Kilic
Mathematics Education, Yeditepe University
August 8, 2011

I didn't adopt this book for the assessment course, but find it an excellent book for a quantitative research course using SPSS- I will recommend this book to our Masters and doctoral students doing quantitative research.

Mrs Maryke Mihai
Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria
July 19, 2011

A very helpfull guide for educational students and researchers using SPSS

Professor Johann Gleich
Abteilung Köln, Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen
May 12, 2011

This book would provide in depth information for students considering using quantitative research approaches for their dissertations.

Jan Gidman
School Nursing, Chester University
April 4, 2011

This book would be useful for students using SPSS within their research dissertations

Jan Gidman
School Nursing, Chester University
April 4, 2011

This text is very useful for introducing quantitative data methods and explains the ideas clearly, often relating them to other kinds of research. This gives an appropriate context for the research approach discussed and is helpful for letting students make connections with suggested techniques and their own research. If adopting a quantitative approach the text goes into detail in how to plan and design a project giving useful examples and further reading for clarification along the way.

Dr Alaster Douglas
School of Education, Roehampton University
February 11, 2011

I have just finished exploring the second edition of the Muijs text and I wish to state that I have found this edition even more helpful that the previous one. Clear, succinct explanations within the text and supplementary digital resources offer excellent guidance to new, and not-so- new, students/ researchers attempting to understand how to use SPSS effectively. I regret that, without consultation with more experienced colleagues, I am currently unable to list the text as 'Essential', however, I will continue to recommend this text to colleagues and students alike.

Mrs Mary Welsh
Education , University of Strathclyde
January 15, 2011

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