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Practical Statistics

Practical Statistics
A Quick and Easy Guide to IBM® SPSS® Statistics, STATA, and Other Statistical Software

  • David Kremelberg - DK Statistical Consulting Inc., University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

May 2010 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book provides readers with step-by-step guidance on running a wide variety of statistical analyses in SPSS, Stata, and other programmes. Author David Kremelberg begins his user-friendly text by covering charts and graphs through regression, time-series analysis, and factor analysis. He provides a background of the method, then explains how to run these tests in SPSS and Stata. He then progresses to more advanced kinds of statistics such as HLM and SEM, where he describes the tests and explains how to run these tests in their appropriate software including HLM and AMOS.

Key Features:

- Step-by-step instructions on how to run statistical tests enables students to run complex statistical tests quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

- Clear explanations of the tests allow students to better understand the theory behind the tests and their proper use.

- Includes instructions using both the menus and syntax beginners need.

- Provides more advanced students the direction to run quick and efficient analyses (syntax).

This is an invaluable guide for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social and behavioural sciences who need assistance in understanding the various statistical packages.

About the Authors
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Statistics & Quantitative Methods
Chapter 2: An Introduction to IBM® SPSS® Statistics and Stata
Chapter 3: Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 4: Pearson's r, Chi-square, t-Test, and ANOVA
Chapter 5: Linear Regression
Chapter 6: Logistic, Ordered, Multinomial, Negative Binomial, and Poisson Regression
Chapter 7: Factor Analysis
Chapter 8: Time-Series Analysis
Chapter 9: Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Chapter 10: Structural Equation Modeling
Appendix A: Selecting the Appropriate Test
Appendix B: Tables of Significance
Appendix C: Additional Statistical Tests and Equations

This book can be adopted as an essential book for the course in Econometrics, Stata course or Applied Statistics. It has a moderate amount of necessary formulas, gives the codes for Stata programs and its' outcomes (with print screens). The contents is logical, starting from simple tests, linear regression and going to multiple, with a discussion of time series and structural equation model.

Dr Oksana Nezhyvenko
Economics, University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy
November 7, 2019

Too broad for students

Professor LeKeisha Jackson
Arts & Sciences, Southern Crescent Tech Clg
May 12, 2015

The fact that it approaches statistical analyses on two fronts( SPSS and STATA) makes it handy for students who want to learn both at the same time. It is brilliant 2 in 1 book.

Mr Albert Chuma
Mathematics, South Cheshire College
April 16, 2015

A very useful textbook to understand basic statistics

Mr Mahmoud Ismael
Faculty of Pharmacy, Assiut University
December 30, 2014

Some errors in numbers.

Explanations are short,not detailed.

Example are a few.

Dr Arnon Chaisuirya
Language Institute, Burapha Univ.
December 4, 2014

This book is essential for students who wish to study SPSS in a more detailed way.

Professor Hélder Sousa
Mathematics, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
May 11, 2014

Useful but not to be essential text as it doesn't have enough detail.

Dr Elizabeth Bates
Applied Psychology, University of Cumbria
December 3, 2013

SPSS support, cheap. Good suitability as a supporting textbook.

Dr Trevor Hyde
Psychology Dept, Cardinal Stritch University
September 9, 2013

good explanations, too simplistic for doctoral level work.

Dr Marie Hammond
Psychology Dept, Tennessee State University
June 26, 2013

A very good guide for basic practics in statistical methods with a main focus to SPSS, but also to STATA. My students preffered it (even if it is written not in their native language, german) because the usage of the statistical procedures is described with easy to understand screen-shots that can be recognised during their own work.

Mr Werner Mueller-Schirmer
Sociology II, Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf
June 15, 2013

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