Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781447306283 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781447306276 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only

SPSS Step by Step

Essentials for Social and Political Science

Cole Davis

Cole Davis

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

219 pages | 123 color plates, 38 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781447306283 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781447306276 Published March 2013 For sale in North and South America only
SPSS Step by Step is a concise overview for beginning and intermediate statistical test users. Clearly written—and without relying on mathematical formulas—it covers topics such as qualitative data analysis, multiple regression, survival analysis, and factor analysis. A logically ordered guide to analyzing everyday problems, it will prove invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics undertaking or teaching research and will also be of interest to professionals in social work, criminal justice, health, and education.
Helen Kara, University of Birmingham
“This book is an easy and informative read—an excellent introduction to SPSS for the novice, and a handy reference guide for the more experienced user who needs to refresh their memory.”
Geraldine Pettersson, Social Researcher
“Cole Davis’s new book is practical, well written, and very reader friendly, especially by those who are not or would not describe themselves as mathematicians or skilled in the science of numbers. For those wanting to use SPSS, this book clearly explains what the software can do and how to achieve its potential. I particularly liked the way the book does not assume (as so many manuals do) that we are all familiar with statistical terms. It explains what they mean and offers practical examples of how they are used. 
As a freelance researcher engaged in many areas of social investigation, I would strongly recommend this book both as a practical and easy to understand guide to the use of SPSS but also for its valuable introduction to data analysis and statistics.”
Social Research Association: Research Matters
“The text is clear and well-illustrated. . . . This is a useful book for students and people who are fairly new to social research. It covers a range of non-parametric tests which are often overlooked.”
Contents
Part One: Background knowledge
1. Introduction
2. Descriptive statistics introduced
3. Inferential statistics introduced
4. On the nature of numbers
5. Data entry in SPSS
6. Data analysis in practice
Part Two: Statistical testing
7. The analysis of differences
8. Qualitative analysis
9. Correlations, regression and factor analysis
10. Factorial analysis of variance
11. The time until events: survival analysis
Part Three: Beyond the tests
12. Exercises
13. Reporting in applied research
14. A taste of further statistical methods

References
Index of concepts
Index of tests
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