SPSS for Intermediate Statistics | 3rd Edition
Use and Interpretation
AUTHOR: Leech, Nancy L. and Morgan, George A.
PUBLISHER: Taylor & Francis Group
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This book helps students learn to analyze and interpret research data using SPSS by demonstrating how to compute a variety of statistics covered in intermediate statistics courses. This edition features SPSS 15.0, but it can also be used with SPSS 16 & 17 or earlier versions.
Each chapter introduces several related statistics in a user-friendly manner and provides instructions on how to run them and interpret the outputs. The book reviews research designs and how to assess the assumptions, accuracy, and reliability of data. The authors demonstrate how to: choose an appropriate statistic based on the research design and level of measurement; use SPSS to help answer research questions; and interpret and write about SPSS outputs. The examples use real data contained on the book's CD.
The 3rd edition features:
- Instructor's Resource materials (available on request) with answers to interpretation questions, extra SPSS problems and course support for instructors
- Four extra SPSS problems in each chapter for additional practice
- A new chapter on multilevel linear modeling with SPSS
- Post-hoc tests in addition to contrasts in the Factorial ANOVA and ANCOVA chapter
- Coverage of odd ratios and effect sizes for logistic and discriminant analyses
- How to compute and interpret post-hoc power demonstrated for each statistic
- An expanded Appendix, Getting Started and Other Useful SPSS Commands, including how to work with the output; import and export files; select cases; and split and merge files.
SPSS for Intermediate Statistics, 3rd Edition provides:
- The key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses
- Display of the outputs readers can expect to produce with call-out boxes to highlight what to focus on
- Interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand the output and write about the results
- Charts and tables to help select an appropriate statistic and interpret statistical significance and effect sizes
- Lab assignments organized around the way students proceed in every step of a research project
- Appendices on getting started with SPSS, a brief review of basic statistics, and answers to the odd-numbered interpretation questions
- Twenty data sets on the book's CD along with a quick reference guide and how to make tables and figures.
This inexpensive paperback is intended as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on intermediate/advanced statistics and/or research methods taught in departments of psychology, education, human development, and other applied and health sciences, and/or for researchers in these areas looking to have a handy reference for SPSS.
Instructor's Resource materials are free upon adoption. View www.researchmethodsarena.com.
PUBLICATION DATE: 7/16/2007
CATEGORY: Computers, Social Science