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Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows

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ISBN-10: 1412904153

ISBN-13: 9781412904155

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Eric L. Einspruch

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"The book is a nice blend of written instructions and examples of using the SPSS programs. This book does not overwhelm the student or instructor and gives the most inexperienced user confidence about using SPSS and conducting data analysis. I absolutely love this type of book." -Laurie J. Walter, Baylor College of Medicine Do you need to conduct data analysis with SPSS but are unfamiliar with the software? This user-friendly book-a Sage bestseller-helps you become proficient in SPSS by teaching you the fundamentals of SPSS. An Introductory Guide to SPSSreg; for Windows(r), 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: bull;nbsp;How to create data sets by defining and coding data, using a codebook, and entering data nbsp;How to run SPSS and work with different SPSS files nbsp;How to manipulate data by recoding values, computing values, and selecting subsets of cases to include in an analysis nbsp;How to manage data files by reading data that have been entered using other software, appending files, and merging files nbsp;How to analyze data using SPSS pull-down menus nbsp;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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Book details

List price: $71.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Education and Human Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio.� He received a doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.� He conducts research on school-based and cross-age peer mentoring as well as on adolescent connectedness and pair counseling.� He currently conducts the Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE), which is a three-year research project funded by the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the effects of school-based mentoring.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 Ps ychology, 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.

Creating Datasets
Running SPSS
Data Manipulation
Managing Data Files
Using SPSS to Perform Statistical Analyses
Using the SPSS Syntax Window
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