Quick Guide to IBM® SPSS®
Statistical Analysis With Step-by-Step Examples
- Alan C. Elliott - Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX
- Wayne A. Woodward - Southern Methodist University, USA
A perfect supplement for an introductory statics course.
Quick Guide to IBM® SPSS®: Statistical Analysis With Step-by-Step Examples gives students the extra guidance with SPSS they need without taking up valuable in-class time. A practical, accessible guide for using software while doing data analysis in the social sciences, students can learn SPSS on their own, allowing instructors to focus on the concepts and calculations in their lectures, rather than SPSS tutorials. Designed to work across disciplines, the authors have provided a number of SPSS "step-by-step" examples in chapters showing the user how to plan a study, prepare data for analysis, perform the analysis and interpret the output from SPSS.
The new Third Edition covers IBM® SPSS® version 25, includes a new section on Syntax, and all chapters have been updated to reflect current menu options along with many SPSS screenshots, making the process much simpler for the user. In addition, helpful hints and insights are provided through the features "Tips and Caveats" and "Sidebars."
Additional resources are available at https://www.alanelliott.com/spss3/index.html!
“Wonderful feedback from my graduate students using this textbook!”
“This book is an ideal resource and a guide for understanding basic concepts of statistics.”
“I really appreciate the detailed yet also practical approach. I also appreciate the comprehensive approach to the topics so that students are better grounded in how to think about their statistical analysis.”
It was a great book, but was too advanced for my course and students. I would definitely use it if I ever get to teach a higher level of stats, though.
This is a strong companion book to assist my newly introduced undergraduate students and graduate students (often times far removed and revisiting statistics) to SPSS. The book is clear and concisely written and touches upon many of the underlying questions students have while independently utilizing the software to complete homework assignments, the basics of independent database design and statistical analysis.
Newest addition of what we were using. However, this book has tons of errors and the index was never updated for new pagination. Extremely displeased.
Sample Materials & Chapters
2: Describing and Examining Data