# How to Use IBM SPSS Statistics: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, 8th Edition

- Length: 162 pages
- Edition: 8
- Language: English
- Publisher: Routledge
- Publication Date: 2014-01-03
- ISBN-10: 1936523264
- ISBN-13: 9781936523269
- Sales Rank: #309255 (See Top 100 Books)

Description

- 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

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