- Designed for use by novice computer users, this text begins with the basics, such as starting SPSS, defining variables, and entering and saving data.
- All major statistical techniques covered in beginning statistics classes are included:
- descriptive statistics
- graphing data
- prediction and association
- parametric inferential statistics
- nonparametric inferential statistics
- statistics for test construction
- Each section starts with a brief description of the statistic that is covered and important underlying assumptions, which help students select appropriate statistics.
- Each section describes how to interpret results and express them in a research report after the data are analyzed. For example, students are shown how to phrase the results of a significant and an insignificant t test.
- More than 200 screenshots (including sample output) throughout the book show students exactly what to expect as they follow along using SPSS.
- A glossary of statistical terms is included, which makes a handy reference for students who need to review the meanings of basic statistical terms.
- Practice exercises throughout the book give students stimulus material to use as they practice to achieve mastery of the program.
- Thoroughly field-tested; your students are certain to appreciate this book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Entering and Modifying Data
Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 4 Graphing Data
Chapter 5 Prediction and Association
Chapter 6 Parametric Inferential Statistics
Chapter 7 Nonparametric Inferential Statistics
Chapter 8 Test Construction
Appendix A Effect Size
Appendix B Practice Exercise Data Sets