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Ibm Spss For Introductory Statistics: Use And Interpretation, Fourth Edition

ISBN: 9780415882293 | 041588229X
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge Acade
Pub. Date: 7/23/2010

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This textbook distinguishes itself from other SPSS resources through its unique integration of the research process (including design) and the use and interpretation of the statistics. Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data, the authors demonstrate how to: choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, interpret SPSS output, and write about it in a paper. The statistics are described in a user-friendly, non-technical style. The book prepares students for all of the steps in the research process, from design and data collection, to writing about the results. Several related statistics are included in each chapter.

This textbook features discussions of writing about outputs, data entry and checking, reliability assessment, testing assumptions, and descriptive, inferential, and nonparametric statistics. SPSS syntax, along with the output, is included for those who prefer this format.

The new edition features:

IBM SPSS version 18 but the book can also be used with older versions of SPSS.-

New problems and a new discussion about the use of the SPSS expanded graphics program.-

-Expanded discussion of effect size measures (Ch. 7), how to write about descriptive statistics (Ch. 5), and Getting Started with SPSS (Appendix A).

-Modified write-up examples to meet the new formatting guidelines outlined in the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual (2010).

-Flowcharts and tables to help select the appropriate statistic and interpret statistical significance and effect sizes (Ch. 6).

Two real data sets found at are used to solve the chapter problems.-

-Password protected Instructor's Resource materials with PowerPoint slides, answers to interpretation questions, extra SPSS problems, and more found on the book's textbook resource page at

IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics, Fourth Edition provides helpful teaching tools:

All of the key IBM SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses-

Complete outputs with call-out boxes to highlight key points-

-Interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand and interpret the output with answers to the odd-numbered questions in the book.

-Lab assignments organized the way students proceed when they conduct a research project many charts and tables to help select the appropriate statistic

Extra problems for practice in running and interpreting SPSS-

Helpful appendices on how to get started with SPSS, write research questions, and create tables and figures.

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