Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows - Version 6
A Beginner's Guide
- Jeremy J Foster - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
January 1999 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
SPSS for Windows is the most widely used computer package for analyzing quantitative data. In a clear, readable, non-technical style, this book teaches beginners how to use the program, input and manipulate data, use descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including: t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression, nonparametric techniques, and reliability analysis and factor analysis.
The author provides an overview of statistical analysis, and then shows in a simple step-by-step method how to set up an SPSS file in order to run an analysis as well as how to graph and display data. He explains how to use SPSS for all the main statistical approaches you would expect to find in an introductory statistics course.
The book is written for users of Versions 6 and 6.1, but will be equally valuable to users of later versions.
Aims of this Book
The Basics of Statistical Analysis
The Data File
Merging Data Files
Running a Simple Analysis and Obtaining the Output
Taking a Preliminary Look at the Data
Ranking and Sorting the Data
Changing the Way Data Is Coded and Grouped
Selecting Subgroups for Analysis
How Many Respondents Gave a Particular Answer?
What Is the Average Score?
Parametric Statistical Tests Comparing Means
Correlations and Multiple Regression
Analysing Nominal and Ordinal Data
Assessing Test Reliability
Obtaining Neat Printouts