Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Julie Pallant
Publication Date: April 1, 2016
Publisher: Open University Press
Size: 2.01 MB
Book DescriptionThe SPSS Survival Manual throws a lifeline to students and researchers grappling with this powerful data analysis software. In her bestselling guide, Julie Pallant guides you through the entire research process, helping you choose the right data analysis technique for your project. From the formulation of research questions, to the design of the study and analysis of data, to reporting the results, Julie discusses basic and advanced statistical techniques. She outlines each technique clearly, with step-by-step procedures for performing the analysis, a detailed guide to interpreting data output and an example of how to present the results in a report. For both beginners and experienced users in psychology, sociology, health sciences, medicine, education, business and related disciplines, the SPSS Survival Manual is an essential text. Illustrated with screen grabs, examples of output and tips, it is supported by a website with sample data and guidelines on report writing. This sixth edition is fully revised and updated to accommodate changes to IBM SPSS procedures, screens and output. It covers new SPSS tools for generating graphs and non-parametric statistics, importing data, and calculating dates.
Whenever a student asks my advice on what textbook to use to help them with SPSS and statistical testing, it is always Julie Pallant’s text that I pull off the shelf for them. This text is ideal for getting to the point of the test. What students find most useful are the sections providing examples of how to report the results. Personally, I am never without a copy of Pallant on my bookshelf: one at home and one at the office.
--Dr Hazel Brown, Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester, UK
One of the greatest advantages with the SPSS Survival Manual is the thought-through structure; it is therefore easy to apply, both for our teacher students writing their master theses and for PhD students and researchers more experienced with statistics.
--Karolina Broman, Department of Science and Mathematics Education (NMD), Umeå University, Sweden
Julie Pallant is a saint and responsible for the successful graduation of hundreds and hundreds of students, including myself.
--Kopitzee Parra-Thornton, PhD, St Joseph Health, US