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Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Second Edition
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November 2012 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The second edition of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is an invaluable resource for students analysing quantitative data for the first time. The book clearly sets out a range of statistical techniques and their common applications, explaining their logic and links to the research process. It also shows how SPSS can be used as a tool to aid analysis.

Key features of the second edition include:

- new chapters on one-way and two-way ANOVA, the Chi-square test and linear regression.

- SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice

- sets of exercises and 'real-life' examples to aid teaching and learning

- lists of key terms to aid revision and further reading to enhance students' understanding

- an improved text design making the book easier to navigate

- a companion website with answers to the labs and exercises, along with additional data sets and powerpoint slides

The Basic Language of Statistics
The Research Process
Univariate Descriptive Statistics
Graphical Representations
Creating New Variables with SPSS
Normal Distributions and Sampling Distributions
Sampling Designs
Correlation and the Regression Line
Two-Way Tables and the Chi-Squared Test
t-tests and ANOVA
Appendix I: Reporting a Quantitative Analysis

Appendix II: How to Create a Data File in SPSS

Appendix III: Areas Under the Normal Curve

Appendix IV: Table of Random Numbers




This is a good practical text that supports the reader through the analysis of quantitate data using SPSS. Great introductory text for students starting out in analysing quantitate data.

Mr Sebastin Stevens
Faculty of Social Science and Business, University of Plymouth
April 20, 2015

SPSS explanations were useful

Dr Ipek Ozer Guclu
Education , Bahcesehir University
February 8, 2016

This book is an absolute must for all undergraduate students getting to grips with the nuanced process of data analysis in social research.

Mr Dennis Hamilton
Humanities, Bournville College of Further Education
August 12, 2014

Seems like a good textbook but doesn't include all methods covered in the intended course; i.e. mixed ANOVA, multiple regression, basic factor analysis.

Dr Birgitta Falk
Academy of health and working life, Gavle University
January 14, 2014

Its a good book useful for all social research.

Mr Ibrahim Zubairu
Finance and Economics, Lincoln University
September 27, 2013

Recommended for PhD students and colleagues unsure about undertaking statistical research using SPSS. Helpfully 'walks you through' the process of statistical analysis. A very helpful book.

Dr David Preece
School of Education, Northampton University
June 25, 2013

Very helpful information particularly for those new to research.

Mrs Vivienne Dacre
Education , Glyndwr University
June 24, 2013

An excellent text for students that are a little rusty on SPSS. This is a very good guide which I will recommend as essential reading.

Mr Antonio Pangallo
Department of Psychology, City University
June 14, 2013

This subject area is one that is difficult to grasp if you are new to reserach. The book would be beneficial if you are undertaking quantitative research and will be using statistical anlysis as it will support your underpinning knowledge of the subject. It is a book that you will continuously refer back to.

Mrs Adele Nightingale
Faculty of Health (Liverpool), Edge Hill University
May 20, 2013

I find the book very helpful and it enables my students to have a better understanding of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics. Many of my students use SPSS for their thesis, and there for this is a very useful handbook.
I think that the SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice, is the most important part for students.
Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to review this most helpful book.

Dr Yael Fisher
Educational Admin , Achva College
May 1, 2013

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