ISBN-10:
0335223664
ISBN-13:
9780335223664
Pub. Date:
08/28/2007
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Version 15) / Edition 3

SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Version 15) / Edition 3

by Julie Pallant

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Overview

Praise for previous editions:

"This book really is a life saver ... If the mere thought of statistics gives you a headache, then this is the book for you." - Statistics student, UK

"I just wanted to say how much I value Julie Pallant's SPSS Survival Manual. It’s quite the best text in SPSS I’ve encountered and I recommend it to anyone who’s listening!" - Professor Carolyn Hicks, Birmingham University, UK

"... one of the most useful functional pieces of instruction I have seen. So, gold star and thanks." - Instructional designer, USA

"There are several SPSS manuals published and this one really does 'do what it says on the tin' ... Whether you are a beginner doing your BSc or struggling with your PhD research (or beyond!), I wholeheartedly recommend this book." - British Journal of Occupational Therapy, UK

Praise for the new edition:

"An excellent introduction to using SPSS for data analysis ... It provides a self-contained resource itself, with more than simply (detailed and clear) step-by-step descriptions of statistical procedures in SPSS. There is also a wealth of tips and advice, and for each statistical technique a brief, but consistently reliable, explanation is provided." - Associate Professor George Dunbar, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK

In this fully revised edition of her bestselling text, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting SPSS output and an example of how to present the results in a report.

For both beginners and experienced SPSS users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential guide. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing.

In this third edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to SPSS procedures, screens and output in version 15. A new flowchart is included for SPSS procedures, and factor analysis procedures have been streamlined. It also includes more examples and material on syntax. Additional data files are available on the book's supporting website.

Julie Pallant has spent many years helping students overcome statistics phobia. She is currently a research coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously she has also worked as an applied statistics lecturer, counselling psychologist, and has taught psychology, statistics and research methods at a number of universities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335223664
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Julie Pallant has spent many years helping students overcome statistics phobia. She is currently a research coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously she has also worked as an applied statistics lecturer, counselling psychologist, and has taught psychology, statistics and research methods at a number of universities.

Table of Contents

Data files and website
Introduction & overview

PART ONE: GETTING STARTED
Chapter 1: Designing a study
Chapter 2: Preparing a codebook
Chapter 3: Getting to know SPSS

PART TWO: PREPARING THE DATA FILE
Chapter 4: Creating a data file and entering data
Chapter 5: Screening and cleaning the data

PART THREE: PRELIMINARY ANALYSES
Chapter 6: Descriptive statistics
Chapter 7: Using graphs to describe and explore data
Chapter 8: Manipulating the data
Chapter 9: Checking the reliability of a scale
Chapter 10: Choosing the right statistic

PART FOUR: STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES TO EXPLORE RELATIONSHIPS
Techniques covered in Part Four
Revision of the basics
References
Chapter 11: Correlation
Chapter 12: Partial correlation
Chapter 13: Multiple regression
Chapter 14: Logistic regression
Chapter 15: Factor analysis

PART FIVE: STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES TO COMPARE GROUPS
Techniques covered in Part Five
Assumptions
Type 1 error, Type 2 error and power
Planned comparisons/Post-hoc analyses
Effect size
References
Chapter 16: T-tests
Chapter 17: One-way analysis of variance
Chapter 18: Two-way between-groups ANOVA
Chapter 19: Mixed between-within subjects analysis of variance
Chapter 20: Multivariate analysis of variance
Chapter 21: Analysis of covariance
Chapter 22: Non-parametric statistics

Appendices
Recommended references
Index

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