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TheSPSS 15.0 Guide to Data Analysisis a friendly introduction to both data analysis and SPSS, the worldrs"s leading desktop statistical software package. Easy-to-understand explanations and in-depth content make this guide both an excellent supplement to other statistics texts and a superb primary text for any introductory data analysis course. With theSPSS 15.0 Guide to Data Analysis, you get a jump-start on describing data, testing hypotheses, and examining relationships using SPSS. Author Marija Noruscaron;is incorporates a wealth of data, including the General Social Survey and studies of Internet usage, opinions of the criminal justice system, marathon running times, library patronage, and the importance of manners. These data files are supplied with the book and are used throughout the examples and expanded chapter exercises. This unique combination of examples, exercises, and contemporary data gives you hands-on experience in analyzing data and makes learning about data analysis and statistical software relevant, unintimidating, and even fun! A data CD-ROM is included with this book.
Table of Contents
An introductory tour of SPSS
Sources of data
Computing descriptive statistics
Looking at distributions
Counting responses for combinations of variables
Evaluating results from samples
The normal distribution
Testing a hypothesis about a single mean
Testing a hypothesis about two related means
Testing a hypothesis about two independent means
One-way analysis of variance
Two-way analysis of variance
Comparing observed and expected counts
Linear regression and correlation
Testing regression hypotheses
Building multiple regression models
Multiple regression diagnostics
Obtaining charts in SPSS
Transforming and selecting data
The T distribution
Areas under the normal curve
Descriptions of data files
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