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Intermediate Statistics Using SPSS



© 2018 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

What statistical test should I use for this kind of data? How do I set up the data? What parameters should I specify when ordering the test? How do I interpret the results?

 

Herschel Knapp's friendly and approachable guide to real-world statistics answers these questions. Intermediate Statistics Using SPSS is not about abstract statistical theory or the derivation or memorization of statistical formulas–it is about applied statistics. With jargon-free language and clear processing instructions, this text covers the most common statistical functions–from basic to more advanced. Practical exercises at the conclusion of each chapter offer students an opportunity to process viable data sets, write cohesive abstracts in APA style, and build a thorough comprehension of the statistical process. Students will learn by doing with this truly practical approach to statistics.

 

Free downloadable tutorial videos provide an overview of each statistical method!

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
PART I: STATISTICAL FUNDAMENTALS
 
1. Research Principles
Learning Objectives  
Overview—Research Principles  
Rationale for Statistics  
Research Questions  
Treatment and Control Groups  
Rationale for Random Assignment  
Hypothesis Formulation  
Reading Statistical Outcomes  
Accept/Reject Hypotheses  
Variable Types/Levels of Measure  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
2. Working in SPSS
Learning Objectives  
Video  
Overview—SPSS  
Two Views: Variable View and Data View  
Saving Data Files  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
PART II: SUMMARIZING VARIABLES
 
3. Descriptive Statistics
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Videos  
Overview—Descriptive Statistics  
Descriptive Statistics  
SPSS—Loading an SPSS Data File  
Data Set  
Test Run  
SPSS—Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variables (Age)  
SPSS—Descriptive Statistics: Categorical Variables (Gender)  
SPSS—Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variables (Age) Select by Categorical Variable (Gender)—Females Only  
SPSS—(Re)Selecting All Variables  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
PART III: MEASURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GROUPS
 
4. t Test and Mann-Whitney U Test
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Videos  
Overview—t Test  
Overview—Mann-Whitney U Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
5. ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis Test
Learning Objectives  
When to Use this Statistic  
Videos  
Layered Learning  
Overview—ANOVA  
Overview—Kruskal-Wallis Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
6. ANCOVA
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Layered Learning  
Overview—ANCOVA  
Groups  
Procedure  
Hypotheses  
Data Set  
Pretest Checklist  
Test Run  
Results  
Hypothesis Resolution  
Abstract  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
7. MANOVA
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Layered Learning  
Overview—MANOVA  
Groups  
Procedure  
Hypotheses  
Data Set  
Pretest Checklist  
Test Run  
Results  
Hypothesis Resolution  
Abstract  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
PART IV: MEASURING DIFFERENCES OVER TIME
 
8. Paired t Test and Wilcoxon Test
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Videos  
Overview—Paired t Test  
Overview—Wilcoxon Test  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
9. ANOVA Repeated Measures
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Layered Learning  
Overview—ANOVA Repeated Measures  
Variations on Longitudinal Design  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
PART V: MEASURING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VARIABLES
 
10. Chi-Square
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Overview—Chi-Square  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
11. Correlation and Regression: Pearson and Spearman
Learning Objectives  
When to Use this Statistic  
Tutorial Videos  
Overview—Pearson Correlation  
Groups  
Overview—Spearman Correlation  
Alternate Use for Spearman Correlation  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
12. Multiple Regression
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Overview—Multiple Regression  
Supplemental Processing Methods  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
13. Logistic Regression
Learning Objectives  
When to Use This Statistic  
Video  
Overview—Logistic Regression  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
PART VI: DATA HANDLING
 
14. Supplemental SPSS Operations
Learning Objectives  
Overview—Supplemental SPSS Operations  
Creating Dummy Variables Using Syntax  
Data Sets  
Good Common Sense  
Key Concepts  
Practice Exercises  
 
Glossary
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

It’s easy to log on to SAGE’s password-protected Instructor Teaching Site for complete and protected access to all text-specific Instructor Resources for Intermediate Statistics Using SPSS. Simply provide your institutional information for verification and within 72 hours you’ll be able to use your login information for any SAGE title!  

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • Online resources for instructors include PowerPoint files for each chapter
  • Solutions to all exercises
  • A multimedia learning package that is ideal for classroom use, distance/online learning, independent study, refresher education, and professional reference.
Student Study Site

Our Student Study Site is completely open-access and offers a wide range of additional features:

  • 17 downloadable tutorial videos provide an overview of each statistical process, directions for processing the pretest checklist criteria, ordering the statistical test, and interpreting the results.
  • SPSS data sets for all examples and exercises.
  • Fully developed solutions to all odd-numbered exercises.

“Knapp’s straightforward approach toward presenting the set-up of various SPSS® statistical analyses and the interpretation of their produced output in easy-to-follow steps make this a must-have addition to the home library of novice and seasoned researchers alike.”

Joshua C. Watson
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

“Knapp's text is a wonderful resource to keep students afloat while navigating the turbulent statistical waves of indecision and bewilderment.”

John Hazy
Youngstown State University

“This is a fantastic resource for figuring out when to use which statistical procedure and provides step-by-step instructions for running the procedure within SPSS®.”

Kay Davis
Pepperdine University

Intermediate Statistics using SPSS provides readers with both a gentle introduction to statistical application using the IBM SPSS software package and a down-to-earth illustration of relevant concepts.”

Maxwell Hsu
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

“This book builds on the style used by Andy Field and is written in a manner that is accessible and enjoyable to today's student. I expect that the text will be adopted across the social and behavioral sciences for use in introduction to statistics courses at the doctoral level.”

David Okech
University of Georgia

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 5: ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis Test

Chapter 13: Logistic Regression


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