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Statistics for Research
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Statistics for Research
With a Guide to SPSS

Third Edition
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January 2011 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This fully updated edition of Statistics for Research explains statistical concepts in a straight-forward and accessible way using practical examples from a variety of disciplines. If you're looking for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to statistics with a guide to SPSS, this is the book for you!

The new edition features:

- Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis

- A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design

- Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs

- An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics

- End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice

- A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and WebCT/Blackboard quizzes.

This is the ideal textbook for any course in statistical methods across the health and social sciences and a perfect starter book for students, researchers and professionals alike.

 
PART ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
 
Variables and Their Measurement
 
Setting up an SPSS Data File
 
PART TWO: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: GRAPHS AND TABLES
 
The Graphical Description of Data
 
The tabular Description of Data
 
Using Tables to Investigate the Relationship between Variables: Crosstabulations
 
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Nominal Data
 
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Ranked Data
 
Multivariate Analysis of Crosstabs: Elaboration
 
PART THREE: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: NUMERICAL MEASURES
 
Measures of Central Tendency
 
Measures of Dispersion
 
The Normal Curve
 
Correlation and Regression
 
Multiple Regression
 
PART FOUR: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR A MEAN
 
Sampling Distributions
 
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing and the One Sample z-Test for a Mean
 
The One Sample t-Test for a Mean
 
Inference Using Estimation and Confidence Intervals
 
The Two Samples t-Test for the Equality of Means
 
The f-Test for the Equality of More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance
 
The Two Dependent Samples t-Test for the Mean Difference
 
PART FIVE: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS
 
One Sample Tests for a Binomial Distribution
 
One Sample Tests for a Multinomial Distribution
 
The Chi-Square Test for Independence
 
Frequency Tests for Two Dependent Samples
 
PART SIX: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: OTHER TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
 
Rank-Order Tests for Two or More Samples
 
The t-Test for a Correlation Coefficient
 
PART SEVEN: ADVANCED TOPICS
 
Statistical Power
 
Generating New Variables in SPSS: The Recode, Compute and Multiple Response Commands

Supplements

Good all round and thorough book - supplemental as not all students do stat-based research project.

Ms Alison Munn
Innovation, Leeds Metropolitan University
February 28, 2013

Top on my list to consider using the textbook in the future. I like the extensive explanations for the crosstabs and the test statistics. It is not as strong on examples for business and economics, that my students prefer. I recommend to students as a supplement

Professor Paul Bartlett
Economics Finance Dept, St Peters College
December 10, 2012

The book is useful in many ways, however, it is quite similar to other texts that are better structured (for example, Burns and Burns).

Dr Aaron Van Klyton
International Business and Economics, Greenwich University
November 13, 2012

A useful resource to students taking introductory research methods, and undergraduate student using SPSS.
The text is easy to read, covering basic research design and quantitative methodologies, with guidance on how to use SPSS to undertake various statistical tests.

Mrs Carol Ellis
Health , Anglia Ruskin University
October 31, 2012

Excellent book that complement general research methods focus.

Mrs Yasmina Poggi
International Business, American College Dublin
September 24, 2012

good

Dr EMANUELA DELBUFALO
Social Science, European University of Rome
August 2, 2012

this book can be useful if you are using SPSS within your primary research

Mr Christopher Aitkins
Podiatry, New College Durham
June 27, 2012

Well written supplement to help studets gain understanding to using SPSS with other statistical methods.

Mr Charles Kramer
Sch Of Ed Organization Leadshp, University of La Verne
June 5, 2012

Some students avoid statistics and, indeed quantitative method and methodologies. The course actively seeks out books that can help to demystify this area for students. This book is useful as a reference source for students struggling to grasp statistics. Though SPSS is not actively tought, students moving on to higher studies have a useful reference point to return to if and when statistics are involved.

Mr Peter Thompson
Dept of Nursing, Central Lancashire University
May 8, 2012

useful for project students

Dr Judith Kuit
Pharmacy Health and Well-being, Sunderland University
May 2, 2012
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis
  • A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design
  • Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs
  • An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics
  • End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice
  • A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and Blackboard quizzes

The new edition features:

  • Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis

  • A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design

  • Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs

  • An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics

  • End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice

  • A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and WebCT/Blackboard quizzes.

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