Data Presentation with SPSS Explained provides students with all the information they need to conduct small scale analysis of research projects using SPSS and present their results appropriately in their reports. Quantitative data can be collected in the form of a questionnaire, survey or experimental study. This book focuses on presenting this data clearly, in the form of tables and graphs, along with creating basic summary statistics. Data Presentation with SPSS Explained uses an example survey that is clearly explained step-by-step throughout the book. This allows readers to follow the procedures, and easily apply each step in the process to their own research and findings.
No prior knowledge of statistics or SPSS is assumed, and everything in the book is carefully explained in a helpful and user-friendly way using worked examples. This book is the perfect companion for students from a range of disciplines including psychology, business, communication, education, health, humanities, marketing and nursing – many of whom are unaware that this extremely helpful program is available at their institution for their use.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Undertaking a research project 3. What are you measuring in your research? 4. Entering Data into SPSS 5. A first look at the results 6. Creating tables 7. Creating graphs 8. Editing table and graphs for presentation 9. An introduction to statistical tests in SPSS. Glossary. Index
Perry Hinton is a psychologist and has taught the use of SPSS to a wide range of students from disciplines including communication and media, education, linguistics, nursing, psychology and social work. He is joint author of SPSS Explained, also published by Routledge. His own research is on interpersonal perception and he has written three books on the topic.
Isabella McMurray is a senior lecturer in psychology. She has taught SPSS to students in psychology, applied social studies and nursing and is joint author of SPSS Explained, also published by Routledge. Isabella undertakes consultancy, training and research with local authorities and charities, including working with social workers, probation services, parenting programmes, education and road safety teams.