How to Use SPSS® is designed with the novice computer user in mind and for people who have no previous experience of 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 as descriptive statistics, graphing data, prediction and association, parametric inferential statistics, nonparametric inferential statistics and statistics for test construction.
More than 250 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:
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