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Statistics for Research With a Guide to SPSS

ISBN-10: 1849205957

ISBN-13: 9781849205955

Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: George Argyrous

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This fully updated edition of Statistics for Research explains statistical concepts in a straight-forward and accessible way using practical examples from a variety of disciplines. If you're looking for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to statistics with a guide to SPSS, this is the book for you!The new edition features:- Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis- A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design- Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs- An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics- End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice- A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and WebCT/Blackboard quizzes.This is the ideal textbook for any course in statistical methods across the health and social sciences and a perfect starter book for students, researchers and professionals alike.
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

an Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Variables and their measurement
Setting up an SPSS data file
Descriptive Statistics: Graphs and Tables
The graphical description of data
The tabular description of data
Using tables to investigate the relationship between variables: Crosstabulations
Measures of association for crosstabulations: Nominal data
Measures of association for crosstabulations: Ranked data
Multivariate analysis of crosstabs: Elaboration
Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures
Measures of central tendency
Measures of dispersion
The normal curve
Correlation and regression
Multiple regression
Inferential Statistics: Tests For a Mean
Sampling distributions
Introduction to hypothesis testing and the one sample z-test for a mean
The one sample t-test for a mean
Inference using estimation and confidence intervals
The two samples t-test for the equality of means
The f-test for the equality of more than two means: Analysis of variance
The two dependent samples t-Test for the mean difference
Inferential Statistics: Tests For Frequency Distributions
One sample tests for a binomial distribution
One sample tests for a multinomial distribution
The chi-square test for independence
Frequency tests for two dependent samples
Inferential Statistics: Other Tests of Significance
Rank-order tests for two or more samples
The t-test for a correlation coefficient
Advanced Topics
Statistical power
Generating new variables in SPSS: The Recode, Compute and Multiple Response Commands