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SPSS: A User-Friendly Approach


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PART I: INTRODUCTION TO SPSS: A USER FRIENDLY APPROACH Don't Panic! How to Use this Book Data Analysis as a Decision-Making Process Summary Practice Exercises PART II: BASIC OPERATIONS Three Windows Data Editor Syntax Files Output Files Summary Practice Exercises Notes PART III: FINDING SUMS Setting Up the Data Running the Analysis Reading the Output Finding S X2, S Y2, and other Complex Summations Find the Sums and Interpret the Output More Compute Operators Summary Practice Exercises PART IV: FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS AND CHARTS Setting Up the Data Obtaining Frequency Tables Obtaining Frequency Charts Obtaining Charts of Means Summary Practice Exercises PART V: DESCRIBING DISTRIBUTIONS Setting Up the Data Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, and Mode Measures of Variability: Range, Variance, and Standard Deviation Measures of Normality: Skewness and Kurtosis Summary Practice Exercises PART VI: COMPUTE STATEMENTS: RESERVING SCORES, COMBINING SCORES, AND CREATING Z-SCORES Setting Up the Data Reverse Scoring Variables Generating Multi-Item Scale Scores Generating Z-Scores Summary Practice Exercises PART VII: COMPARING MEANS IN SPSS (t-Tests) Setting Up the Data One-Sample t-test Independent-Samples t-Test Paired-Samples t-Test Summary Practice Exercises PART VIII: ONE-WAY ANOVA: MEANS COMPARISON WITH TWO OR MORE GROUPS Setting Up the Data Running the Analyses Reading the One-Way ANOVA Output Summary Practice Exercises PART IX: FACTORIAL ANOVA Setting Up the Data Running the Analysis Reading the Output for a Two-Way ANOVA Simple Effects Testing Summary Practice Exercises References PART XI: REPEATED-MEASURES ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE One-Way Repeated-Measures ANOVA Mixed-Model Repeated-Measures ANOVA Summary Practice Exercises PART XII: REGRESSION AND CORRELATION Setting Up the Data Correlation Simple Linear Regression Obtaining the Scatterplot Summary Practice Exercises PART XIII: MULTIPLE RESGRESSION Setting Up the Data Simultaneous Entry of Two Predictor Variables Varying the Order of Entry: Hierarchical Multiple Regression Using Automated Strategies for Selecting Predictor Variables Summary Practice Exercises PART XIV: CHI-SQUARE Setting Up the Data The Goodness-of-Fit Chi Square Pearson's Chi-Square Summary Practice Exercises References PART XV: RELIABILITY Setting Up the Data Test-Retest and Parallel Forms Reliability Split-half Reliability Cronbach's Alpha Concluding Comments on GSR Scale Summary Practice Exercise PART XVI: FACTOR ANALYSIS Setting Up the Data Goals of Factor Analysis Running a Factor Analysis in SPSS Reading the SPSS Output for Factor Analysis Summary Practice Exercises

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JEFFERY ASPELMEIER, Radford University, USA. THOMAS PIERCE, Radford University, USA.

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