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Author Kulas, John T.

Title SPSS essentials : managing and analyzing social sciences data / John T. Kulas.

Published San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  300.285555 KULA    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description x, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Fundamentals of Data Management -- Ch. 1. Introduction to SPSS -- Ch. 2. How to Organize Your SPSS Life -- Ch. 3. Types of Data -- Ch. 4. Creating and Accessing Data Files -- Ch. 5. Defining Your Data -- Ch. 6. Manipulating Your Data -- Ch. 7. Collapsing and Merging Data Files -- Ch. 8. Differential Treatment of Your Data -- Pt. 2. Synthesizing and Analyzing Data -- Ch. 9. Requesting Output -- Ch. 10. Inferential Analyses (T-Tests) -- Ch. 11. Inferential Analyses (ANOVAS) -- Ch. 12. Inferential Analyses (Correlation or Regression) -- Pt. 3. Advanced Manipulations and Problem Solving -- Ch. 13. Using Your Output -- Ch. 14. Other Tricks of the Trade -- App. A. Completed Questionnaire Form Example -- App. B. Example Code Sheet for Questionnaire -- App. C. Summary of Creating and Defining a Data File -- App. D. Example Syntax File integrating Multiple Commands (Fulfilling Multiple Purposes) -- App. E. Commands to Know, Organized by Importance -- Answers to Chapter Discussion Questions.
Summary "This book is an indispensable guide for practitioners and students who use SPSS 15.0 for Windows in their research. Comprehensive in scope, SPSS Essentials explains foundational concepts of SPSS: how to operate effectively within the SPSS environment, create and manipulate data, folders, and different types of data; how to specify and interpret the output of common inferential analyses (ANOVA, correlation, regression); how to integrate and use supplementary software programs such as Excel and Notepad, and other essential tools and concepts. Written in a highly engaging style, the book contains screen shots, step-by-step instructions, and a wealth of examples - all of which make this book a valuable addition to the teaching of research data management and analysis in the behavioral and social sciences."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject SPSS (Computer file)
Social sciences -- Computer programs.
ISBN 9780470226179 (paperback)
047022617X (paperback)