Social Statistics An Introduction Using SPSS

ISBN-10: 0205395082
ISBN-13: 9780205395088
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $157.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/14/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Getting Started: Fundamentals of Research Design
The Process of Social Research
Fundamentals of Research Design
Introducing SPSS Student Version 11.0 for Windows
Levels of Measurement
Classifying Variables by Levels of Measurement
Classifying Variables as Discrete or Continuous Variables
Creating an SPSS Data File
Preparing the Survey Questions
Setting Up (Defining) Data in the SPSS Program
Adding the ID Variable
Entering and Checking Data
Saving Your Data
Analyzing Frequency Distributions
What is a Frequency Distribution?
Constructing a Frequency Distribution by Hand
Counting the Responses
Computing the Percentages of Response
Obtaining a Frequency Distribution Using SPSS. Splitting a Data File
Using Charts and Graphs to Analyze Distributions
Recoding
Measures of Central Tendency
The Mode
The Median
The Mean
Characteristics of the Mean, Median, and Mode
Using Mean, Median, and Mode to Analyze Distributions: Are They Normal or Not?
Finding Measures of Central Tendency Using SPSS. Using Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Index of Qualitative Variation
The Range and the Interquartile Range
Mean Deviation, Variance, and Standard Deviation
Finding and Interpreting Measures of Dispersion Using SPSS. Using Measures of Dispersion
An Introduction to Making Inferences
The Normal Distribution Revisited: Z Scores
Sample Statistics
SPSS Guide: Finding Z Scores
SPSS Guide: Finding the Standard Error of the Mean
Making Inferences for Single Variables
Point Estimates, Confidence Intervals, and Confidence Levels for Means
Confidence Intervals and Levels for Percentages
SPSS Guide: Finding Confidence Intervals for Means Interpretation
Specifying Confidence Levels Using SPSS. SPSS Guide: Specifying Confidence Levels
Using SPSS to Find Confidence Intervals and Levels for Proportions
Analyzing Contingency Tables
Understanding a Contingency Table
Setting Up a Contingency Table By Hand
Interpreting Contingency Tables
Producing Contingency Tables Using SPSS
Writing Up Your Contingency Table Analysis
Measures of Association for Contingency Tables
Measures of Association for Nominal Variables
Measures of Association for Ordinal Variables
Using SPSS to Find and Interpret Measures of Association
Controlling for a Third Variable
Making Inferences for Associations Between Categorical Variables: Chi-Square
Core Concepts for Hypothesis Testing
Calculating and Interpreting the Test Statistic for Contingency Tables: Chi Square (X2)
Finding and Interpreting Chi-Square Statistics Using SPSS
Measures of Association for Numerical Variables
Comparing Means
Regression Analysis
Evaluating Associations Between Variables Using SPSS. Controlling for Third Variables
Using Measures of Association
Making Inferences Involving Numerical Variables
Core Concepts for Hypothesis Testing With Numerical Variables
Testing Pearsons r for Significance
Testing Differences in Means for Statistical Significance
Differences in Means for Two Samples: The Independent Samples t Test
Analysis of Variance
Using SPSS for Inferential Statistics Involving Numerical Variables
Area Under the Normal Curve
Distribution of the Critical Values of Chi-Square
Distribution of the Critical Values of Students t
Distribution of the Critical Values of F
Codebook for the GSS 2002 subset A File
Bells and Whistles: Advanced Features of SPSS
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
Credits
Glossary
Index

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