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Next Steps With SPSS

Next Steps With SPSS

August 2003 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Written in an easy-to-read, straightforward manner, Next Steps with SPSS introduces readers to intermediate and advanced SPSS skills. These skills are introduced and illustrated with sample programs designed to apply powerful techniques in data handling and analysis, with the output from these programs presented and interpreted. Throughout the book, Einspruch provides pedagogical aids for the reader, such as:

- Detailed examples provide step-by-step illustrations of each step in a procedure

- End-of-chapter exercises (with solutions provided in the Appendix)

- Boldface text indicates operations or choices that the reader will need to make when running SPSS

- Opening chapter `alerts' give readers a quick synopsis of what they will learn as well as the recommended SPSS skill level

- Chapter glossaries provide readers with a list and definition of command words covered in the chapter

1. Introduction
2. Working With Data Files
Exercise One

Exercise Two

3. Looping Functions
Exercise Three

4. Using the SPSS Macro Facility
Exercise Four

Exercise Five

5. Working With Pivot Tables
Exercise Six

6. Using the SPSS Interactive Graphics Feature
Exercise Seven

Exercise Eight

7. Using the SPSS Production Facility
Exercise Nine

Exercise Ten

8. Using the SPSS Scripting Facility
Exercise Eleven

Exercise Twelve

Exercise Thirteen

9. Using the SPSS Matrix Command Language
Exercise Fourteen

10. Conclusion
Appendix: Solutions to Exercises
About the Author

"There can be no doubt that book like this is needed. The idea that the author has to provide information beyond the SPSS tutorials is invaluable. Great conversational style and good examples! I like the idea of inputting data and working through the procedures in real life. The exercises are great practice for learning and sharpening the skills described."

Geni Cowan
Educational Administration, California State University, Sacramento

"I am very positive about the topics covered. A quality reference book covering these topics in a clear and concise manner would be of considerable value. Specialized syntax files are of special interest to me, as was the chapter on production facilities. The sequencing of the chapters is logical and begins with the familiar (data files) and proceeds through to more complex issues."

David Holman
Education, Arkansas State University

Building on key skills, this allows students to further develop their knowledge of data analysis. Good for students and staff in providing examples, activities and guidance throughout.

Miss Laura Firth
Public Services, Runshaw College
January 17, 2013

While most of the similar books are targeting beginners, it is very useful to have a topic on more advance use of SPSS. The book is unique in this perspective, however, it is unfortunately not being updated since 2004, and therefore its version of SPSS is outdated.

Dr Pooria Sarrami Foroushani
School of Sociology and Social Policy, Nottingham University
April 16, 2011

This book is succinctly written and gives clear guidance for students who want to master spss. It is also an excellent text for researchers who use spss for their data analyses.

Dr Razak Abubakari
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dundee University
July 1, 2010

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