SPSS Step by Step: Essentials for Social and Political Science

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Policy Press, 2013 - Social Science - 219 pages
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SPSS Step by Step is a concise overview for beginning and intermediate statistical test users. Clearly written—and without relying on mathematical formulas—it covers topics such as qualitative data analysis, multiple regression, survival analysis, and factor analysis. A logically ordered guide to analyzing everyday problems, it will prove invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics undertaking or teaching research and will also be of interest to professionals in social work, criminal justice, health, and education.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
2
2 Descriptive statistics introduced
9
3 Inferential statistics introduced
14
4 On the nature of numbers
21
5 Data entry in SPSS
26
6 Data analysis in practice
35
7 The analysis of differences
60
8 Qualitative analysis
96
10 Factorial analysis of variance
151
survival analysis
183
12 Exercises
200
13 Reporting in applied research
206
14 A taste of further statistical methods
210
References
213
Index of concepts
216
Index of tests
218

9 Correlations regression and factor analysis
111

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Cole Davis is a freelance researcher with a background in social care, career guidance, and education.

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