# Doing Data Analysis with SPSS®: Version 18.0, 5th Edition

**Robert H. Carver****Jane Gradwohl Nash****ISBN-10:**0840049161**ISBN-13:**9780840049162- 352 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2005
- COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published

**Robert H. Carver****Jane Gradwohl Nash****ISBN-10:**0840049161**ISBN-13:**9780840049162- 352 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2009, 2006, 2005
- COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published

Now updated for SPSS® Statistics Version 18, DOING DATA ANALYSIS WITH SPSS is an excellent supplement to any introductory statistics course. It provides a practical and useful introduction to SPSS and enables students to work independently to learn helpful software skills outside of class. By using SPSS to handle complex computations, students can focus on and gain an understanding of the underlying statistical concepts and techniques in the introductory statistics course.

- This text is fully updated for IBM® SPSS® Statistics Version 18, covering all of the new capabilities of the latest release.
- The authors present SPSS as a powerful software package with the capability to make complex computations quickly and accurately.
- Each session addresses a statistical issue and how to approach it with SPSS, rather than highlighting a particular feature of the software, ensuring that students are trained for practical, realistic applications of the statistical methods.
- As each session teaches the pertinent techniques, it interweaves into the text thought-provoking questions and challenges that illustrate the relevance of statistical reasoning.
- Nearly all of the datasets in the book are real and come from interesting scenarios reflecting the full variety of disciplines that students are studying.

SESSION I. A FIRST LOOK AT SPSS 18.0.

Objectives. Launching SPSS. Entering Data into the Data Editor. Saving a Data File. Creating a Bar Chart. Saving an Output File. Getting Help. Printing in SPSS.

Quitting SPSS.

SESSION II. TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR ONE VARIABLE.

Objectives. Opening a Data File. Exploring the Data. Creating a Histogram. Frequency Distributions. Another Bar Chart. Printing Session Output. Moving On.

SESSION III. TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR TWO VARIABLES.

Objectives. Cross-Tabulating Data. Editing a Recent Dialog. More on Bar Charts. Comparing Two Distributions. Scatterplots to Detect Relationships. Moving On.

SESSION IV. ONE-VARIABLE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.

Objectives. Computing One Summary Measure for a Variable. Computing Additional Summary Measures. A Box-and-Whiskers Plot. Standardizing a Variable. Moving On.

SESSION V. TWO-VARIABLE DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS.

Objectives. Comparing Dispersion with the Coefficient of Variation. Descriptive Measures for Subsamples. Measures of Association: Covariance and Correlation. Moving On.

SESSION VI. ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY.

Objectives. Simulation. A Classical Example. Observed Relative Frequency as Probability. Handling Alphanumeric Data. Moving On.

SESSION VII. DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS.

Objectives. An Empirical Discrete Distribution. Graphing a Distribution. A Theoretical Distribution: The Binomial. Another Theoretical Distribution: The Poisson. Moving On.

SESSION VIII. NORMAL DENSITY FUNCTIONS.

Objectives. Continuous Random Variables. Generating Normal Distributions. Finding Areas under a Normal Curve. Normal Curves as Models. Moving On.

SESSION IX. SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS.

Objectives. What Is a Sampling Distribution? Sampling from a Normal Population. Central Limit Theorem. Sampling Distribution of the Proportion. Moving On.

SESSION X. CONFIDENCE INTERVALS

Objectives. The Concept of a Confidence Interval. Effect of Confidence Coefficient. Large Samples from a Non-normal (Known) Population. Dealing with Real Data. Small Samples from a Normal Population. Moving On.

SESSION XI. ONE-SAMPLE HYPOTHESIS TESTS.

Objectives. The Logic of Hypothesis Testing. An Artificial Example. A More Realistic Case: We Don't Know Mu or Sigma. A Small-Sample Example. Moving On.

SESSION XII. TWO-SAMPLE HYPOTHESIS TESTS.

Objectives. Working with Two Samples. Paired vs. Independent Samples. Moving On.

SESSION XIII. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (I).

Objectives. Comparing Three or More Means. One-Factor Independent Measures ANOVA. Where Are the Differences? One-Factor Repeated Measures ANOVA. Where Are the Differences? Moving On.

SESSION XIV. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (II).

Objectives. Two-Factor Independent Measures ANOVA. Another Example. One Last Note. Moving On.

SESSION XV. LINEAR REGRESSION (I).

Objectives. Linear Relationships. Another Example. Statistical Inferences in Linear Regression. An Example of a Questionable Relationship. An Estimation Application. A Classic Example. Moving On.

SESSION XVI. LINEAR REGRESSION (II).

Objectives. Assumptions for Least Squares Regression. Examining Residuals to Check Assumptions. A Time Series Example. Issues in Forecasting and Prediction. A Caveat about "Mindless" Regression. Moving On.

SESSION XVII. MULTIPLE REGRESSION.

Objectives. Going Beyond a Single Explanatory Variable. Significance Testing and Goodness of Fit. Residual Analysis. Adding More Variables. Another Example. Working with Qualitative Variables. A New Concern. Moving On.

SESSION XVIII. NONLINEAR MODELS.

Objectives. When Relationships Are Not Linear. A Simple Example. Some Common Transformations. Another Quadratic Model. A Log-Linear Model. Adding More Variables. Moving On.

SESSION XIX. BASIC FORECASTING TECHNIQUES.

Objectives. Detecting Patterns over Time. Some Illustrative Examples. Forecasting Using Moving Averages. Forecasting Using Trend Analysis. Another Example. Moving On.

SESSION XX. CHI-SQUARE TESTS.

Objectives. Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data. Chi-Square Goodness-of-Fit Test. Chi-Square Test of Independence. Another Example. Moving On.

SESSION XXI. NONPARAMETRIC TESTS.

Objectives. Nonparametric Methods. Mann-Whitney U Test. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test. Kruskal-Wallis H Test. Spearman’s Rank Order Correlation. Moving On.

SESSION XXII. TOOLS FOR QUALITY.

Objectives. Processes and Variation. Charting a Process Mean. Charting a Process Range. Another Way to Organize Data. Charting a Process Proportion. Pareto Charts. Moving On.

Appendix A. Dataset Descriptions.

Appendix B. Working with Files.

Objectives.

Data Files.

Viewer Document Files.

Converting Other Data Files into SPSS Data Files.

Index.

- Retains the pedagogy and datasets that have become staples of past editions.