SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Second Edition

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This book distinguishes itself from other SPSS resources through its unique integration of the research process (including design) and the use and interpretation of the statistics. Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data, the authors demonstrate how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the research design, interpret SPSS output, and write about the output in a research paper. The authors describe the use and interpretation of these statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language. The book prepares students for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results. The new edition features SPSS 14.0 for Windows, but can also be used with older and newer versions. There are also new problems, expanded discussions of effect sizes, and an expanded appendix on getting started with SPSS. The book features discussions of writing about outputs, data entry and checking, reliability assessment, testing assumptions, and descriptive, inferential, and nonparametric statistics. Several related statistics are included in each chapter. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is included for those who prefer this format. Two realistic data sets are available on the book’s CD and are used to solve the end of chapter problems.

SPSS for Introductory Statistics, Third Edition, provides these helpful teaching tools:

• All of the key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses

• Complete outputs with call-out boxes to highlight key points

• Interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand the output

• Lab assignments organized the way students proceed when they conduct a research project

• Extra SPSS problems for practice in running and interpreting SPSS

• Helpful appendices on how to get started with SPSS, write research questions, and create tables and figures.

This book is an ideal supplement for courses in either statistics or research methods taught in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences. The Instructor’s Resource CD features PowerPoint slides and answers to and additional information on the questions and problems.


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CHAPTER 1 Variables Research Problems and Questions
CHAPTER 2 Data Coding Entry and Checking
CHAPTER 3 Measurement and Descriptive Statistics
CHAPTER 4 Understanding Your Data and Checking Assumptions
CHAPTER 6 Selecting and Interpreting Inferential Statistics
CHAPTER 7 CrossTabulation ChiSquare and Non Parametric Measures of Association
CHAPTER 8 Correlation and Regression
CHAPTER 9 Comparing Groups with t Tests and Similar Nonparametric Tests
Quick Reference Guide
Writing Research Problem and Questions
Getting Started With SPSS and Printing the Syntax
Making Tables and Figures
Answers to Odd Numbered Interpretation Questions
For Further Reading
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CHAPTER 10 Analysis of Variance ANOVA

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George A. Morgan is an Emeritus Professor of Education and Human Development at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in child development and psychology from Cornell University in 1965.
Nancy Leech is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. She received her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis on research and statistics from Colorado State University in 2002.
Gene W. Gloeckner is an Associate Professor of Education at Colorado State University. He received his Ph.D. in education from Ohio State University in 1983.
Karen C. Barrett is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology at Colorado State University. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Denver in 1984.

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