A Conceptual Guide to Statistics Using SPSS
- Elliot T. Berkman - University of Oregon, USA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
- Steven P. Reise - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Bridging an understanding of Statistics and SPSS.
"The text is written in a user-friendly language and illustrates concepts that would otherwise be confusing to beginning students and those with limited computer skills."
-Justice Mbizo, University of West Florida
This unique text helps students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the ideas learned in a statistics class from a traditional statistics textbook with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, clearly linking how the SPSS procedure and output connect back to the conceptual underpinnings of the test. By drawing clear connections between the theoretical and computational aspects of statistics, this engaging text aids students' understanding of theoretical concepts by teaching them in a practical context.
At this time this book is still being reviewed by faculty
This is a helpful book. However, for my graduate students, I have decided that over time, Andy Field's work will remain a solid reference for whatever analyses they encounter or forgot completely and need to review how to conduct and write up results.
Looks helpful in teaching SPSS
Not cast at the right level for my needs.
Too advanced for our students. But it is a very well-designed and written book.
This would be used as more of an adjunct to students in famililarizing themselves with SPSS in social science. Possible use as a recommended text.
When individual graduate students are using SPSS for their statistical analysis, then I require them to purchase this text. It is easy to understand and concepts have been explained well. Also, this text is helpful for students in interpreting their statistical results.