# Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS

- Herschel Knapp - University of Southern California, USA

**Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS®**covers the most common statistical functions in nursing science using plain language. Students learn by doing, and an emphasis on this practical approach is seen throughout the book with each chapter structured to answer key questions:

*What statistical test should I use for this situation? How do I set up the data? How do I run the test? How do I interpret and document the results?*Practice exercises include a vignette, codebook, and data sets ready for processing, enabling students to achieve mastery by carrying out actual statistical analyses.

Online resources for students are available at

**study.sagepub.com/statsfornursing**and include data sets for examples and exercises, fully developed solutions to all odd-numbered exercises, and thorough tutorial videos providing an overview of each statistical method, step-by-step guidance on SPSS® processing, and interpretation of results. Online resources for instructors include Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides for each chapter and solutions to all exercises.

Learning Objectives |

Research Questions |

Control and Experimental 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 |

Overview - Sampling |

Rationale for Sampling |

Sampling Terminology |

Representative Sample |

Probability Sampling |

Nonprobability Sampling |

Sampling Bias |

Optimal Sample Size |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - SPSS |

Two Views: Variable View and Data View |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Descriptive Statistics |

Descriptive Statistics |

SPSS - Loading SPSS Data Files |

SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variables (Age) |

SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Categorical Variables (Gender) |

SPSS - Descriptive Statistics: Continuous Variable (Age) Select by Categorical Variable (Gender) |

SPSS - (Re)Selecting All Variables |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - t-Test |

Overview - Mann-Whitney U-Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - ANOVA |

Overview - Kruskal-Wallis Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - ANCOVA |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - MANOVA |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Paired t-Test |

Overview - Wilcoxon Test |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - ANOVA Repeated Measures |

Variations of Longitudinal Design |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Pearson Correlation |

Overview - Spearman Correlation |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Chi-Square |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Logistic Regression |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

Learning Objectives |

Overview - Supplemental SPSS Operations |

Good Common Sense |

Key Concepts |

Practice Exercises |

### Supplements

Password-protected** Instructor Resources **include the following:

- Editable, chapter-specific
**Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides**that offer complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course **Solutions**to the all of the exercises in the book

The** Student Study Site** includes:

**Data sets**for use with exercises**Tutorial videos**demonstrating how to use SPSS to work with data**Solutions**to the odd-numbered exercises in the book

I would highly recommend this text to anyone – students or faculty - with questions about statistics or SPSS. The brilliance of this text is its straight forward prose. Herschel Knapp does a fantastic job of articulating what one needs to know about specific statistical tests and how to effectively use SPSS to analyze data. The brilliance of this text is its straight forward prose.

**The University of Alabama**

The new textbook by Herschel Knapp, * Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS*, is a useful text to supplement a basic research textbook for students being introduced to the research process. It provides a clear and concise explanation of commonly used statistical tests and builds skills related to the use of SPSS.

**Clayton State University, College of Health, School of Nursing**

This book is a very simple introduction into statistics. The author provides many very useful examples to help students comprehend difficult analyses. The SPSS examples and visuals are superior, as are the exercise at the end of the chapter.

**La Salle University**