SPSS Essentials Managing and Analyzing Social Sciences Data

ISBN-10: 047022617X
ISBN-13: 9780470226179
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: John T. Kulas
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Written by a highly experienced researcher and teachers, this book provides a much-needed guide to the proper use of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software in social research, particularly where data may not be presented in the most convenient way. The book focuses on data manipulations and covers the majority of real-world use of SPSS use. Among the books many unique features are its 'syntax diary' method for organization of manipulations and analyses. Offers both novices and intermediate users a framework within which they can safely and comfortably work with SPSS.

Preface
The Author
Fundamentals of Data Management
Introduction to SPSS
Chapter Learning Objectives
What SPSS Is Used For
How the Program Works
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
How to Organize Your SPSS Life
Chapter Learning Objectives
The Importance of Syntax Files
Creating Your Project File Folders
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Types of Data
Chapter Learning Objectives
Understanding Your Data
Conceptualizing Your Matrix
Data Files
Kinds of Data: An SPSS Perspective
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Creating and Accessing Data Files
Chapter Learning Objectives
Before You Open SPSS
Specifying Operations Through SPSS
Creating Data Files the Hard Way
Creating Data Files the Syntax Way
Numeric Versus String Variables
Working with Your Data Files
Importing Data from Other Programs
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Defining Your Data
Chapter Learning Objectives
Notation
Defining Your Dataset
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Manipulating Your Data
Chapter Learning Objectives
Creating Scale Scores
Learning the Command Language
The Importance of Selecting All
Using the Variables Tool
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Collapsing and Merging Data Files
Chapter Learning Objectives
Same People, Different Information
Different People, Same Information
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Question
Differential Treatment of Your Data
Chapter Learning Objectives
Isolating Interesting Cases
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Synthesizing and Analyzing Data
Requesting Output
Chapter Learning Objectives
The "Descriptives" Command
The "Frequencies" Command
A General Note on Analyses
A General Note About Output Files
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Inferential Analyses (T-Tests)
Chapter Learning Objectives
The T-Test
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions and Problems
Inferential Analyses (Anovas)
Chapter Learning Objectives
One-Way ANOVA ("One-Way" Command)
Repeated-Measures ANOVA ("GLM" Command)
Factorial ANOVA ("UNIANOVA" Command)
Follow-Up Contrasts
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Inferential Analyses (Correlation or Regression)
Chapter Learning Objectives
Correlation
Simple Regression
Multiple Regression
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Advanced Manipulations and Problem Solving
Using Your Output
Chapter Learning Objectives
Problem Solving
Maximizing Output Information
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Other Tricks of the Trade
Chapter Learning Objectives
Salvaging Old Syntax
Tricking SPSS to "Think" Across Rows
"Do If" and "End If"
Summary
Key Terms
Discussion Questions
Bibliography
Other Useful References
Appendixes
Completed Questionnaire Form Example
Example Code Sheet for Questionnaire
Summary of Creating and Defining a Data File
Example Syntax File Integrating Multiple Commands (Fulfilling Multiple Purposes)
Commands to Know, Organized by Importance
Answers to Chapter Discussion Questions
Glossary
Index

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