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How to Use SPSS®

A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, 11th Edition

By Brian C. Cronk


166 pages

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How to Use SPSS® is designed with the novice computer user in mind and for people who have no previous experience using SPSS. Each chapter is divided into short sections that describe the statistic being used, important underlying assumptions, and how to interpret the results and express them in a research report.

The book begins with the basics, such as starting SPSS, defining variables, and entering and saving data. It covers all major statistical techniques typically taught in beginning statistics classes, such a descriptive statistics, graphing data, prediction and association, parametric inferential statistics, nonparametric inferential statistics and statistics for test construction.

More than 270 screenshots (including sample output) throughout the book show students exactly what to expect as they follow along using SPSS. The book includes a glossary of statistical terms and practice exercises. A complete set of online resources including video tutorials and output files for students, and PowerPoint slides and test bank questions for instructors, make How to Use SPSS® the definitive, field-tested resource for learning SPSS.

New to this edition:

  • Now in full color with additional screenshots
  • Fully updated to the reflect SPSS version 26 (and prior versions)
  • Changes in nonparametric tests Model View incorporated
  • Data and real output are now available for all Phrasing Results sections – eliminating hypothetical output or hypothetical data

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. Basic Parametric Inferential Statistics and t-tests

Chapter 7. ANOVA Models

Chapter 8. Nonparametric Inferential Statistics

Chapter 9. Test Construction

Appendix A. Effect Size

Appendix B. Practice Exercise Data Sets

Appendix C. Sample Data Files Used in Text

Appendix D. SPSS Syntax Basics

Appendix E. Glossary

Appendix F. Selecting the Appropriate Inferential Test

Appendix G. Answer Key

About the Author

Brian C. Cronk is Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, Missouri Western State University USA (PhD in Psychology 1993, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

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