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Intended as a supplement for intermediate statistics courses taught in depts of psych, ed, business, and other health, behavioral, and social sciences.
Using nontechnical, jargon-free language, Leech (University of Colorado) demonstrates how to produce a variety of statistics that are usually included in intermediate statistics courses, plus some that are useful for doing research, in this supplemental text/CD-ROM package for an intermediate statistics course in the behavioral sciences or education. This second edition contains new material on subjects including effect size, assumptions, and exploratory factor analysis. The CD-ROM contains real data files for use with exercises. Students need access to SPSS to use the text. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Designed to help students learn to analyze and interpret research data using intermediate statistics, this new edition features SPSS 12.0 for Windows, but can also be used with earlier versions. Each chapter introduces several related statistics and provides instructions on how to run them and interpret the outputs. The authors describe the use and interpretation of these statistics in user-friendly, non-technical language. The authors demonstrate how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the research design, how to use SPSS to answer research questions, and how to interpret and write about SPSS outputs. SPSS for Intermediate Statistics, 2/e provides unique learning tools.
* the key SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses;
* complete outputs of what students can expect to produce with call-out boxes to highlight what to focus on;
* interpretation sections and questions to help students better understand the output;
* flow charts and tables to help select an appropriate statistic;
* lab assignments organized in a manner similar to the way in which students proceed when they prepare their data for a research project;
* new extra SPSS problems for practice in running SPSS;
* a quick reference guide to SPSS procedure and appendices on getting started with SPSS and creating APA tables and figures. Features new to this edition include:
* a discussion of effect size, as well as statistical significance in the interpretation sections, consistent with the new APA guidelines;
* new and more in-depth discussion of exploratory data analysis, testing assumptions, reliability assessment, principal components and factor analysis, multiple regression, logistic regression, factorial repeated measures ANOVA, MANOVA, and canonical correlation;
* two data sets now available on the book's CD; and enclosed with the book; and
* syntax, along with the outputs, for those who prefer this format. This book is an ideal supplement for advanced courses in intermediate statistics or research methods found in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences.
Intended as a supplement for intermediate statistics courses taught in departments of psychology, education, business, and other health, behavioral, and social sciences.