# Intermediate Statistics Using SPSS

- Herschel Knapp - University of Southern California, USA

*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!

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 |

Learning Objectives |

Video |

Overview—SPSS |

Two Views: Variable View and Data View |

Saving Data Files |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

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 |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use This Statistic |

Videos |

Overview—t Test |

Overview—Mann-Whitney U Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use this Statistic |

Videos |

Layered Learning |

Overview—ANOVA |

Overview—Kruskal-Wallis Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

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 |

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 |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use This Statistic |

Videos |

Overview—Paired t Test |

Overview—Wilcoxon Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

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 |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use This Statistic |

Video |

Overview—Chi-Square |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

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 |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use This Statistic |

Video |

Overview—Multiple Regression |

Supplemental Processing Methods |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

When to Use This Statistic |

Video |

Overview—Logistic Regression |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview—Supplemental SPSS Operations |

Creating Dummy Variables Using Syntax |

Data Sets |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

### Supplements

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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.

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.”

**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.”

**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** ^{®}**.”

**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.”

**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.”

**University of Georgia**