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December 2017 | 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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