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Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Second Edition
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December 2012 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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

 
PART ONE INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS
 
The Basic Language of Statistics
 
The Research Process
 
PART TWO DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
 
Univariate Descriptive Statistics
 
Graphical Representations
 
PART THREE METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS
 
Creating New Variables with SPSS
 
Normal Distributions and Sampling Distributions
 
Sampling Designs
 
PART FOUR INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
 
Estimation
 
Hypothesis-Testing
 
PART FIVE
 
Correlation and the Regression Line
 
Two-Way Tables and the Chi-Squared Test
 
t-tests and ANOVA
Appendix I: Reporting a Quantitative Analysis

 
Appendix II: How to Create a Data File in SPSS

 
Appendix III: Areas Under the Normal Curve

 
Appendix IV: Table of Random Numbers

 
Glossary

 

Supplements

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
December 14, 2012
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