Data analysis for using SPSS for Windows versions 8 to 10 : a beginner's guide / Jeremy J. Foster.

By: Foster, Jeremy JMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2001Description: xvii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer disc (3 1/2 in.)Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0761969268; 9780761969266; 0761969276; 9780761969273Subject(s): SPSS for Windows | Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Computer programsDDC classification: 519.502855369 LOC classification: HA32 FOS
Contents:
Aims of this book -- The basics of statistical analysis -- Starting out -- Crucial preliminaries -- The data file -- Merging data files -- Running a simple analysis and obtaining the output -- Syntax files -- Taking a preliminary look at the data -- Graphs -- Ranking and sorting the data -- Changing the way data is coded and grouped -- Selecting subgroups for analysis -- How many respondents gave a particular answer, Frequency data -- What is the average score, Measures of central tendency and dispersion -- Parametric statistical tests comparing means -- Correlations and multiple regression -- Analysing nominal and ordinal data -- Assessing test reliability -- Facot analysis -- Obtaining neat printouts and tables.
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Previous ed., 1998.

Includes bibliographical references (page 248) and index.

Aims of this book -- The basics of statistical analysis -- Starting out -- Crucial preliminaries -- The data file -- Merging data files -- Running a simple analysis and obtaining the output -- Syntax files -- Taking a preliminary look at the data -- Graphs -- Ranking and sorting the data -- Changing the way data is coded and grouped -- Selecting subgroups for analysis -- How many respondents gave a particular answer, Frequency data -- What is the average score, Measures of central tendency and dispersion -- Parametric statistical tests comparing means -- Correlations and multiple regression -- Analysing nominal and ordinal data -- Assessing test reliability -- Facot analysis -- Obtaining neat printouts and tables.

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