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SPSS for Social Workers

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ISBN-10: 020539566X

ISBN-13: 9780205395668

Edition: 2006 (Workbook)

Authors: James G. Barber, Peter E. Blanksby

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This well-illustrated text is specifically designed and class-tested for use with social work students who are taking their first course in statistics and SPSS.
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Book details

List price: $48.20
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Endnotes."
The SPSS for Windows Package
Why This Workbook?
An Excursion Through the SPSS 12.0 Terrain
The Data Editor - Data View
The Data Editor - Variable View
The menu bar
The SPSS Viewer
The SPSS Syntax Editor (optional)
Switching and manipulating windows
Printing Output
Saving Data Files
Changing Options
Global help
Local help
Producing Descriptive Statistics
Social Work Issue: Children of Divorcing Couples
Reviewing the Data File Variables
Displaying the Data
Exploring a Data File
Means Procedure: Descriptive Statistics for Nested Subgroups
'Splitting' the File
Bar, Line and Area Charts - Clustered, Stacked and Multiple
Creating related charts from scratch
Creating related charts directly from a clustered bar chart
Other types of multiple charts
Editing of Charts for Printing (Optional)
Output Summary and Exercises for Chapter
Chapter Summary and Implications for Practice
Data Transformation
Social Work Issue: Children 'Drifting' in Foster Care
Using the Compute Feature of SPSS
Creating an identification variable
Creating tentative placement history variables
Two variables resembling 'summated scales'
Recoding Variables
Recoding into the same variable
Recoding into different variables
Exploratory Descriptive Analysis of Placement History
Selecting Cases According to a Given Criterion
Output Summary and Exercises for Chapter 3
Chapter Summary and Implications for Practice
Normal Distributions
Social Work Issue: Poverty and Income
Graphs of Normal Distributions