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Author Argyrous, George, 1963-

Title Statistics for research : with a guide to SPSS / George Argyrous.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : SAGE, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  300.72 A695S    Check Shelf
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xx, 585 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Previous edition: 2005.
Includes index.
Contents pt. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. Variables and Their Measurement -- Setting up an SPSS Data File -- pt. 2. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: GRAPHS AND TABLES. The Graphical Description of Data -- The Tabular Description of Data -- Using Tables to Investigate the Relationship between Variables: Crosstabulations -- Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Nominal Data -- Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Ranked Data -- Multivariate Analysis of Crosstabs: Elaboration -- pt. 3. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: NUMERICAL MEASURES. Measures of Central Tendency -- Measures of Dispersion -- The Normal Curve -- Correlation and Regression -- Multiple Regression -- pt. 4. INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR A MEAN. Sampling Distributions -- Introduction to Hypothesis Testing and the One-Sample Z-Test for a Mean -- The One-Sample T-Test for a Mean -- Inference Using Estimation and Confidence Intervals -- The Two-Samples T-Test for the Equality of Means -- The F-Test for the Equality of More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance -- The Two Dependent Samples T-Test for the Mean Difference -- pt. 5. INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS. One-Sample Tests for a Binomial Distribution -- One-Sample Tests for a Multinomial Distribution -- The Chi-Square Test for Independence -- Frequency Tests for Two Dependent Samples -- pt. 6. INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: OTHER TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE. Rank-Order Tests for Two or More Samples -- The T-Test for a Correlation Coefficient -- pt. 7. ADVANCED TOPICS. Statistical Power -- Generating New Variables in SPSS: The Recode, Compute and Multiple Response Commands.
Summary From the publisher. This fully updated edition of Statistics for Research explains statistical concepts in a straight-forward and accessible way using practical examples from a variety of disciplines. If you're looking for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to statistics with a guide to SPSS, this is the book for you!
Subject SPSS (Computer file)
Social sciences -- Statistical methods.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Computer programs.
SPSS (Computer file) (OCoLC)fst01356630
Social sciences -- Statistical methods. (OCoLC)fst01122983
Statistik. (DE-588)4056995-0
SPSS. (DE-588)4056588-9
Samhällsvetenskap -- statistiska metoder.
ISBN 9781849205948 (hbk.)
1849205949 (hbk.)
1849205957 (pbk.)
9781849205955 (pbk.)
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