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Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Second Edition
Rachad Antonius University of Quebec in Montreal
© 2013   376 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd   
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Paperback ISBN: 9781446207437 $58.00
Hardcover ISBN: 9781446207420 $143.00

Interpreting Quantitative Data is an excellent introductory text, which clearly and competently integrates statistics, research methodology, and the use of SPSS. The text covers all aspects of the research process and effectively empowers students conducting quantitative research.
Neil Dagnal
Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is a well-produced book which is clearly written in a reader-friendly style. The topics progress logically and are clearly explained. Unlike many books for the student quantitative researcher the author spends time not only on the interpretation of the data but also on the skill of presenting the findings in report form, both formally and informally. This is an essential skill that is often not taught with potentially disastrous results when the student comes to present his/her dissertation.

I can thoroughly recommend this book both as a set text for an introductory course in quantitative methods in the social sciences and as a text for those who are working alone without the guidance of a tutor. For those of us whose introductory courses are lost in the mists of time this book is an excellent revision aide. I certainly found bits of information that I had long forgotten.

Clive Sims

Methodspace Book Reviews Group

The book Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics, by Prof. Rachad Antonius, is highly relevant for the students starting to use SPSS, as no prior knowledge of the SPSS is required, but also for the ones who want to brush up their skills and knowledge... The book has a pedagogic character. It is addressed to both an instructor and a student. An added value of the book compared to some other reference books on SPSS is exactly that in addition to on how to manipulate the SPSS, it also gives guidance on how to use the data in a research project and what to keep in mind. It sees the SPSS as a part of the social research process and therefore focuses in addition to the data production/manipulation also on the analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. And also on the very basics of a research project (e.g. research object and research question, literature review, hypothesis). Therefore the book is recommended already in the very beginning of the designing the research. For the reader who needs additional information, there are in the end of each chapter also suggestions for further reading...In conclusion, the book is certainly a beneficial companion for becoming familiar with SPSS and using the data computed with the SPSS in a research project. As the book is written by assuming a student has no previous experience in SPSS or statistics (p. xxii), the text is simple and easy to follow.

Liia L

Methodspace Book Reviews Group

This is a good practical text that supports the reader through the analysis of quantitate data using SPSS. Great introductory text for students starting out in analysing quantitate data.

Mr Sebastin Stevens

Faculty of Social Science and Business, University of Plymouth

Apr 20 2015

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This book is an absolute must for all undergraduate students getting to grips with the nuanced process of data analysis in social research.

Mr Dennis Hamilton

Humanities, Bournville College of Further Education

Aug 12 2014

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Seems like a good textbook but doesn't include all methods covered in the intended course; i.e. mixed ANOVA, multiple regression, basic factor analysis.

Dr Birgitta Falk

Academy of health and working life, Gavle University

Jan 14 2014

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Its a good book useful for all social research.

Mr Ibrahim Zubairu

Finance and Economics, Lincoln University

Sep 27 2013

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Recommended for PhD students and colleagues unsure about undertaking statistical research using SPSS. Helpfully 'walks you through' the process of statistical analysis. A very helpful book.

Dr David Preece

School of Education, Northampton University

Jun 25 2013

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Very helpful information particularly for those new to research.

Mrs Vivienne Dacre

Education , Glyndwr University

Jun 24 2013

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An excellent text for students that are a little rusty on SPSS. This is a very good guide which I will recommend as essential reading.

Mr Antonio Pangallo

Department of Psychology, City University

Jun 14 2013

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This subject area is one that is difficult to grasp if you are new to reserach. The book would be beneficial if you are undertaking quantitative research and will be using statistical anlysis as it will support your underpinning knowledge of the subject. It is a book that you will continuously refer back to.

Mrs adele nightingale

Faculty of Health (Liverpool), Edge Hill University

May 20 2013

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I find the book very helpful and it enables my students to have a better understanding of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics. Many of my students use SPSS for their thesis, and there for this is a very useful handbook. I think that the SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice, is the most important part for students. Thank-you for giving me the opportunity to review this most helpful book.

Dr Yael Fisher

Educational Admin , Achva College

May 01 2013

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This is a very good book. Antonius has hit the mark for undergrads and postgrads with enough maths for those keen, budding statisticians but not too much to lose the less stats-oriented student. The descriptions are equally well-pitched.

Mr John Perry

Sport, Health, Leisure and Nutrition, Leeds Trinity and All Saints

Apr 22 2013

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It is very student-friendly. The figures are very helpful and provide additional support. SPSS tutorials are very well presented. ANOVA chapter is one of the clearest ANOVA chapters ever written.

Dr Elias Symeonakis

Dept Environ'l & Geographical Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University

Mar 25 2013

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Excellent explanation with relevant examples to understand and practically use effectively SPSS

Dr Praveen Bhugra

Pharmacy, Health and Wellbeing, Sunderland University

Mar 18 2013

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This is a good book when teaching Business Statistics using SPPS

Mr Manfred Soeffky

Business Information Systems, Berlin School of Economics

Mar 09 2013

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Although Interpreting Quantitative Data is an excellent introduction to statistics and data analyisis I still prefer Andy Field's Discovering Statistics Using SPSS.

Dr Gerhard Majce

Department of Sociology, University of Vienna

Mar 04 2013

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A great book and key resource for undergraduates and post graduates who are undertaking quantitative research. Well laid out and clear.

Mrs Mandy Brimble

Children and Young Peoples Nursing, Cardiff University

Feb 26 2013

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An excellent text providing clear feedback and instruction on all apsects of the SPSS programme. The key aspect is that the tables and figures are taken directly from SPSS output which makes the data and interpretation and visual representation very real.

Dr Lance Doggart

Sport and Health Sciences, College of St Mark and St John

Jan 02 2013

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We are emphasising triangulated approach to research in our department. This book will provide a hands-on approach to our students who may want to consider quantitative research as a part of their triangulated studies - Dr S.E. Usadolo

Dr Sam Usadolo

Department of Communication, University of Fort Hare

Dec 14 2012

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Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Second Edition
Rachad Antonius University of Quebec in Montreal
© 2013   376 pages   SAGE Publications Ltd  

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ISBN:   9781446207437 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $58.00 Bookstore Price:   $46.40
ISBN:   9781446207420 Hardcover Suggested Retail Price:   $143.00 Bookstore Price:   $114.40

About This Title

The Second Edition of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is an invaluable resource for students analyzing qualitative data with IBM SPSS Statistics 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 IBM SPSS Statistics can be used as a tool to aid analysis.

Key Features of the Second Edition:
  • New chapters on ANOVA Factor Analysis and General Multilinear Model
  • IBM SPSS Statistics lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how IBM SPSS Statistics can be used in practice
  • Sets of exercises and ‘real-life’ examples to aid teaching and learning
  • Lists of key terms and further reading to enhance students’ understanding
  • An improved text design making the book easier to navigate

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