# Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications

- Kathrynn A. Adams - Guilford College
- Eva K. McGuire - Guilford College

*Student Study Guide With IBM® SPSS® Workbook for Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications*by Kathrynn A. Adams and Eva K. McGuire gives students even more opportunities to practice and apply their knowledge in statistics and research methods. Written by the authors of

*Research Methods, Statistics, and Applications, t*he third edition of the study guide follows the third edition of the textbook for straightforward assigning and practice. New features include practice quizzes to give students both recognition and recall activities for better retention. Learning objectives and brief chapter summaries from the main text remind students of what they've learned and orient students toward the exercises. In-depth exercises encourage students to build on their knowledge, requiring students to think critically and actively engage with the material. These exercises have been condensed and focus on moving students through the learning objectives at a quick pace. At the end of most chapters, "Your Research" sections encourage students to apply concepts to their own projects.

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Although in my course I do not use Spss but Stata, I find this Study guide extremely useful in that it provides many different types of exercises and activities tied to each textbook chapter. I will use the Student Guide for proposing weekly activities.

**Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milano**

We have used the previous version of the study guide in our research methods and analysis course and students reported the exercises to be invaluable. We found students were much more prepared for class and asked better questions as a result of assigning the exercises as homework. Consequently, for this edition, we moved the exercise answer keys to the Instructor Resource site so that professors can decide how and when to share the answers with students. In order to allow students to check their knowledge of key concepts, we added multiple choice quizzes at the beginning of each study guide chapter followed immediately by the answers.

For the third edition, we moved directions for SPSS^{®} to a separate IBM^{®} SPSS^{®} Workbook section. We believe this will make finding the directions for specific analyses easier, and students can easily refer back to the workbook throughout their academic careers and beyond. The workbook organization matches the guidelines on selecting statistical analyses and includes similar flowcharts found in the final, “Putting it all Together” chapter of the textbook. In the workbook, we provide guidelines and examples for writing up results in APA style. Practice exercises are provided to help students gain competence using the program as well as interpreting and writing up results. We have used a version of this IBM^{®} SPSS^{®} workbook in our research methods and analysis course for over 15 years, and students tell us that they cannot imagine getting through the course without it. We also created an alternative workbook for jamovi that is available on the instructor resource site.

### Sample Materials & Chapters

CHAPTER 1 Thinking Like a Researcher

CHAPTER 2 Build a Solid Foundation for Your Study Based on Past Research