An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows (2nd Revised edition)

An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows (2nd Revised edition)

By: Eric L. Einspruch (author)Paperback

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Do you need to conduct data analysis with SPSS but are unfamiliar with the software? This user-friendly book helps you become proficient in SPSS by teaching you the fundamentals of SPSS. The Second Edition develops SPSS skills using sample programs illustrating how to conduct the analyses typically covered in an introductory statistics course. Throughout the book, data are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted in the context of research questions. Boldface text is used to indicate operations or choices the reader will need to make when running SPSS. Exercises are also included, with solutions provided in the appendix. 'I want to commend the author for including a chapter on using the SPSS manuals. I would not have thought of this addition, and the information helps the reader go on to learn the more complex components of SPSS' - Laura Myers, University of Georgia.This Second Edition has been updated to SPSS Version 12.0, although its approach makes it useful for readers running other versions. Each chapter in the updated text includes a statement of its purpose and goal, as well as a chapter glossary. The updated text includes new SPSS features, including how to recode data using the Visual Bander and how to read text data using the Text Import Wizard.Author Eric L. Einspruch thoroughly covers critical basic skills such as: how to create data sets by defining and coding data, using a codebook, and entering data; how to run SPSS and work with different SPSS files; how to manipulate data by recoding values, computing values, and selecting subsets of cases to include in an analysis; how to manage data files by reading data that have been entered using other software, appending files, and merging files; how to analyze data using SPSS pull-down menus; and, how to analyze data using programs written in SPSS syntax. This outstanding book concludes with a discussion of how to get help in SPSS, suggestions on how to make the most of SPSS manuals, and directions for taking the next steps toward software mastery.

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Eric L. Einspruch is a Senior Research Associate and Project Director at RMC Research Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.A. with an emphasis in human ecology from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and his M.S.Ed. in counseling psychology and his Ph.D. in educational research and evaluation from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Much of his experience with large-scale data analysis was acquired while working in the Office of Institutional Research at Miami-Dade Community College. He has taught courses in statistical methods and in computer applications in educational research. He is currently involved in the evaluation of school-based and community-based social service programs. His publications have appeared in the Florida Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Early Childhood, Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Drug Education, Journal of Primary Prevention, Psychotherapy in Private Practice, and Reaching Today's Youth. He is active in the Oregon Program Evaluators Network, a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association, serving as charter Secretary in 1999 and 2000 and as President in 2003.


Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Creating Datasets Defining Data Files and Coding Data Coding Missing Data Entering Data 3. Running SPSS SPSS Files Getting Started: Entering the Wintergreen Data Data Analysis Drawing Charts Designating a Window Exercise One 4. Data Manipulation Changing the Coding Scheme Using Recode Changing the Coding Scheme Using Visual Bander Computing Data Values Selecting Records From a Dataset Listing Cases Exercise Two Exercise Three 5. Managing Data Files Reading ASCII Data Importing Files From Other Software Packages Merging Data Files: Adding Cases Merging Data Files: Adding Variables Exercise Four Exercise Five 6. Using SPSS to Perform Statistical Analyses Frequency Distributions Correlation Crosstabulation and Chi-Square Testing Hypotheses About Two Means (t-Test) Comparing Several Means (ANOVA): One Group Comparing Several Means (ANOVA): Two or More Groups Simple Regression Using Nonparametric Statistics Exercise Six Exercise Seven Exercise Eight Exercise Nine Exercise Ten 7. Using the SPSS Syntax Window Using the Syntax Window The Structure of Basic SPSS Programs Debugging SPSS Programs Inserting Comments About the Program Reading Data Merging Data Manipulating the Data Sample SPSS Program Correlation Crosstabulation t-Test for Independent Samples Regression Nonparametric Statistics 8. Next Steps Help Is Nearby Getting the Most From the SPSS Manuals User's Guide Syntax Reference Guide Next Steps Statistics Coach Pivot Tables Utilities Production and Scripting Facilities World Wide Web Home Page 9. Conclusion Appendix A: Solutions to Exercises Appendix B: Tips References Index About the Author

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  • publication date: 26/05/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781412904155
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781412904155
  • weight: 263
  • ISBN10: 1412904153
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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