PrefaceData files and website
Part OneGetting started 1 Designing a study 2 Preparing a codebook3 Getting to know IBM SPSS
Part TwoPreparing the data file4 Creating a data file and entering data 5 Screening and cleaning the data
Part ThreePreliminary analyses6 Descriptive statistics7 Using graphs to describe and explore the data 8 Manipulating the data 9 Checking the reliability of a scale 10 Choosing the right statistic
Part FourStatistical techniques to explore relationships among variables11 Correlation 12 Partial correleation 13 Multiple regression 14 Logistic regression 15 Factor analysis
Part FiveStatistical techniques to compare groups16 Non-parametric statistics 17 T-tests 18 One-way analysis of variance 19 Two-way between-groups ANOVA 20 Mixed between-within subjects analysis of variance 21 Multivariate analysis of variance 22 Analysis of covariance
Appendix: Details of data files Recommended reading References Index
Julie Pallant has spent many years helping students overcome statistics phobia. She is currently a research coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously she has also worked as an applied statistics lecturer, counselling psychologist, and has taught psychology, statistics and research methods at a number of universities.