Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

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SAGE, Nov 21, 2012 - Social Science - 376 pages
The second edition of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is an invaluable resource for students analysing quantitative data for the first time. The book clearly sets out a range of statistical techniques and their common applications, explaining their logic and links to the research process. It also shows how SPSS can be used as a tool to aid analysis.

Key features of the second edition include:

- new chapters on one-way and two-way ANOVA, the Chi-square test and linear regression.

- SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice

- sets of exercises and 'real-life' examples to aid teaching and learning

- lists of key terms to aid revision and further reading to enhance students' understanding

- an improved text design making the book easier to navigate

- a companion website with answers to the labs and exercises, along with additional data sets and powerpoint slides

 

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Contents

1 THE BASIC LANGUAGE OF STATISTICS
3
2 THE RESEARCH PROCESS
32
PART II DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
49
3 UNIVARIATE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
51
4 GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS
87
PART III METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS
113
5 CREATING NEW VARIABLES WITH SPSS
115
6 NORMAL DISTRIBUTIONS AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS
135
9 HYPOTHESIS TESTING
190
PART V STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION
205
10 CORRELATION AND THE REGRESSION LINE
207
11 TWOWAY TABLES AND THE CHISQUARED TEST
229
12 TTESTS AND ANOVA
252
APPENDIX
283
GLOSSARY
317
BIBLIOGRAPHY
337

7 SAMPLING DESIGNS
155
PART IV INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
171
8 ESTIMATION
173

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About the author (2012)

Rachad Antonius is a Full Professor of Sociology at the Universite du Quebec at Montreal. Born in Cairo, Egypt, he graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Pure and Applied Mathematics from Cairo University. He completed a M.Sc. degree in Mathematics at the University of Manitoba, then a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Universite du Quebec at Montreal. He teaches quantitative methods and research methodology, and he also specializes in migration studies, and Middle-Eastern studies. He is presently the Deputy-Director of the Research Chair on Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship.

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