Using SPSS for Windows: Analyzing and Understanding Data

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - SPSS for Windows - 494 pages
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Using SPSS for Windows: Analyzing and Understanding Data offers both the beginning and advanced student and researcher a complete introduction to SPSS. In two parts, coverage proceeds from an introduction to how to use the program to advanced information on the specific SPSS techniques that are available. Special features of the book include a Student Disk including all the files students will need to work through the various lessons and topics, high level of readability and a class tested text, examples using screen shots and step-by-step procedures for successful completion of data analysis, tips which help the user in both learning SPSS and making it even easier to use, sidebars featuring material that is particularly interesting and important to understanding the analytical technique under discussion, and guidance in the selection and application of statistical techniques and interpretation, and the writing of results sections.

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Contents

Creating and Working with Data Files
29
Working with Data
71
Working with SPSS Charts and Output
97
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Green teaches at the University of Kansas.

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development. After teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and research in education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations, written more than 100 trade and textbooks, and is the author of "Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics "(SAGE), "Theories of Human Development" (SAGE), and "Exploring Research "(Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the "Encyclopedia of Human Development", "the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics", and the recently published "Encyclopedia of Research Design". He was editor of "Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography" for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to read, swim with the River City Sharks, letterpress print using 1820s technology, bake brownies (see the Excel version of "Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics" for the recipe at http: //www.statisticsforpeople.com), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.

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