An EasyGuide to Experimental Design and SPSS is a handbook that provides clear and concise guidance for research methods students faced with the many decisions involved in developing the most appropriate strategy to test a hypothesis. By presenting an integrated approach to the choice of design and statistical analysis this handbook helps students connect the choice of experimental design with the choice of an appropriate statistical test for data analyses. The EasyGuide also presents the exact steps to analyze data in SPSS, including ample screenshots. The authors provide a how-to for interpreting the output from SPSS analyses, and they help students format the relevant SPSS output into an APA-style results section.
Section 1: Overview Basic Design Decisions
Chapter 1: Marriage – ‘Til Death Do Us Part
Chapter 2: The Two Faces of Correlation
Chapter 3: Why Your Type fo Data Really Does Matter: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, or Ratio
Chapter 4: To KISS (Keep It Simply Student) or to Complicate Matters: Nominal Data
Section II: Your Basic SPSS Tool Box
Chapter 5: Why SPSS and Not Other Software, Your Calculator, Fingers, or Toes
Chapter 6: SPSS Data Hygiene: Columns, and Labels, and Values….Oh My.
Chapter 7: Tell Me About It: Descriptive Statistics
Section III: Designs, Statistics, Interpretaion, and Write-Up in APA Style
Chapter 8: Celebrate Your Independence!: Between-Groups Designs
Chapter 9: Everybody Plays!: Repeated-Measures Designs
Chapter 10: Complicating Matters: Advanced Research Designs
Chapter 11: How do I know if That Relationship is Real? Correlations
Chapter 12: Statistics Charades: Two Variables, Two Categories…..is it a Chi Square?
Section IV: Summary
Chapter 13: Mapping Your Decisions: You Can Get There From Here
Chapter 14: Sample Results Sections for Each Type of Design
Chapter 15: Did I do that? Taking Advice From the Experts