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Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows - Version 6
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Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows - Version 6
A Beginner's Guide



October 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
SPSS for Windows is the most widely used computer package for analyzing quantitative data. In a clear, readable, non-technical style, this book teaches beginners how to use the program, input and manipulate data, use descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including: t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression, nonparametric techniques, and reliability analysis and factor analysis.

The author provides an overview of statistical analysis, and then shows in a simple step-by-step method how to set up an SPSS file in order to run an analysis as well as how to graph and display data. He explains how to use SPSS for all the main statistical approaches you would expect to find in an introductory statistics course.

The book is written for users of Versions 6 and 6.1, but will be equally valuable to users of later versions.

 
Aims of this Book
 
The Basics of Statistical Analysis
 
Starting Out
 
Crucial Preliminaries
 
The Data File
 
Merging Data Files
 
Running a Simple Analysis and Obtaining the Output
 
Syntax Files
 
Taking a Preliminary Look at the Data
 
Graphs
 
Ranking and Sorting the Data
 
Changing the Way Data Is Coded and Grouped
 
Selecting Subgroups for Analysis
 
How Many Respondents Gave a Particular Answer?
Frequency Data  
 
What Is the Average Score?
Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion  
 
Parametric Statistical Tests Comparing Means
 
Correlations and Multiple Regression
 
Analysing Nominal and Ordinal Data
 
Assessing Test Reliability
 
Factor Analysis
 
Obtaining Neat Printouts

`In terms of content and style this is very much an undergraduate text. I am impressed by the clarity of writing and explanation and I see no reason why this book will not be accessible to any student who uses SPSS' - Andy Field, Royal Holloway, University of London

` This book is meant to teach beginners the operation of SPSS for windows. The language is lucid. One's questions on the data are answered, the commands are explained and the outputs shown....I was marvelled when I finished reading the text' - Psychology in Africa

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