# Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics

- Andy Field - University of Sussex, UK

**Courses:**

Intermediate/Advanced Statistics | Introduction to Statistics | Introduction to Statistics | Quantitative Data Analysis | Quantitative Methods | Quantitative Research Methods in Education | Quantitative Research Methods in Education | Quantitative/Statistical Research in Business & Management | Quantitative/Statistical Research in Business & Management | Statistical Software | Statistical Software | Statistics - General Interest | Statistics in Political Science | Statistics in Psychology | Statistics in Psychology | Statistics in Social Work | Statistics in Sociology

Features:

•Flexible coverage to support students across disciplines and degree programmes

•Can support classroom or lab learning and assessment

•Analysis of real data with opportunities to practice statistical skills

•Highlights common misconceptions and errors

•A revamped online resource that uses video, case studies, datasets, testbanks and more to help students negotiate project work, master data management techniques, and apply key writing and employability skills

•Covers the range of versions of IBM SPSS Statistics©.

All the online resources above (video, case studies, datasets, testbanks) can be easily integrated into your institution's virtual learning environment or learning management system. This allows you to customize and curate content for use in module preparation, delivery and assessment.

### Supplements

Hosted by the author, this website contains additional materials including:

- Solutions to Smart Alex’s tasks.
- The data files and SPSS workbooks for each chapter.
- Errata
- Solutions to Labcoat Leni tasks
- Oditi’s Lantern
- Oliver Twisted’s pot of statistical gruel.
- Solutions to self-test tasks within chapters

This is surely the most comprehensive SPSS offering on the market, and it offers delivery in an entertaining way which means that it offers a unique and valuable reading experience that cannot be obtained via new competing methods including AI.

I think this book also ties in well with 'An Adventure in Statistics' by the same author, which offers a more thorough discussion of the basics, again with the same engaging style, but without the need for any statistics software.

I teach both R and SPSS, for ease of delivery it would be good if both this book and 'Discovering Statistics using R' were in sync. I guess I am encouraging Andy Field to continue, to publish a new edition of the R book as well!

**Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of The West of England**

SPSS step by step procedures.

**Nursing, Andrews University-Michigan**

Used a previous version, great text.

**LMS Administration, Endicott College**

After many years doing research and teaching on research methods, even if the examples in the book are not just in the field of health sciences, I have finally found a book that contains both theoretical details of statistics along with how to practically perform tests on SPSS. Something that attracted my attention was the use of colourful images and figures and even the colourful text.

This book really recommended to anyone who is going to work with SPSS and also understand why and how to use it. Thanks to the author!

**Nursing, Nord University**

Lovely text with illustrations to aid those who are using statistics in their research project. I would recommend this as it is a visually friendly text with plenty of examples. Each chapter begins with "what will this chapter tell me" to give a quick summary of what will be covered. There are also self-tests at the end of each chapter to test knowledge.

**Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University**

I didn't receive the book

**School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Portsmouth University**

Summarizing:

- The chapters do not follow the usual sequence from simpler to more complex in Statistics textbooks.

- Most chapters dedicate very little to explain how to use SPSS for each type of problem, from the data entry to the interpretation of results.

- The attempt to use colloquial conversation for explanations is more a distraction than a facilitator of understanding.

-The use of some cartoon-like images through the chapters is distracting; it does not add to the comprehension of concepts.

**LMS Administration, Bowie State University**

Best book for biostatistics on a MSc level available. This rework is again a step up, while the level was already so good.

We don't have a 'mandatory book' list anymore, otherwise it would be on it. We have it on the reading list with strong references to the chapters within our study manual as well.

**Health, Hanze University of Applied Sciences**

Great textbook, very student friendly, highly recommended

**Dept of Media and Communication, University of Malta**