A Guide to Computing Statistics with SPSS for Windows

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Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1997 - Social Science - 197 pages
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Learn all you need to know about statistics - and how to generate the statistics you need with the field's leading software package, SPSS for Windows. The book also contains detailed, practical coverage of variables, tables and diagrams, averages, variation and spread, distributions of scores and standard deviation. Coverage also includes: correlation coefficients, prediction, sampling, regression, statistical significance, inference, T-tests, chi-squares, non-parametric statistics, analysis of variance, partial and spurious correlation, multiple regression, and more. There is also a detailed case study walking through the analysis of a questionnaire and survey project.For anyone who needs to understand and work with statistics.

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How to access SPSS for Windows and enter data
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tables and diagrams
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averages variation and spread
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Kerry Sheldon is Lecturer in Psychology and Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire. She trained in investigative psychology at the University of Liverpool before obtaining her PhD in psychology at the University of Sciences at Loughborough University. In between these, she worked for the probation service in sex offender treatment where she first encountered Internet sex offenders. She has substantial publications in the field of sex offending and the Internet.

Dennis Howitt is reader in Applied Psychology in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. he is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a chartered psychologist. His books in the field of crime and sex abuse include paedophiles and Sexual Offences Against Children (Wiley, 1995), Crime, The Media and the Law (Wiley, 1998) and Child Abuse Errors (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992). He is author of Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education, 2006). He has published books in the field of race with Kwame Owusu-Bempah including Psychology Beyond Western Perspectives (British Psychological Society, 2000) and The Racism of Psychology (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994). Amongst his well-known methods textbooks with Duncan Cramer are Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (4th edition, Pearson Education 2008). Introduction to SPSS in Psychology (4th Edition, Pearson Education 2008) and Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (2nd edition, Pearson Education 2008).

Duncan Cramer has been a Reader in Psychological Health in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University since 1996. He has authored or co-authored various texts on statistics including An Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (2000) and Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS Release 10 for Windows (2001).

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