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Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics

Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics

Fourth Edition
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Research Methods | Statistics

November 2019 | 952 pages | SAGE Texts

The only statistics textbook you'll ever need just got even better!


Students and practitioners of social science often look at mathematics and its allies with suspicion. This book attempts at moderating such a feeling in an interactive and humorous way. The time-tested approach and content serve students of undergraduate and postgraduate levels. With the help of real research examples, the book will take students as well as teachers on a wonderful journey covering both basic principles and advanced concepts and applications of statistics.


This book can become your best friend if you want to understand and use statistics to conduct data analysis in the best possible way. Grab it and leave those anxious moments of overload of mind-boggling data behind!


Key Features:

The 4th edition comes with

• A balanced blend of theory and practice of statistics

• Updated versions of IBM SPSS Statistics (including version 21)

• SPSS tips and tricks and self-test questions

• Engaging diagrammatic summary of key steps learnt in each chapter

• Bootstrappin

How to use this book
Symbols used in this book
Some maths revision
Why is my evil lecturer forcing me to learn statistics?
Everything you never wanted to know about statistics
The IBM SPSS Statistics environment
Exploring data with graphs
The beast of bias
Non-parametric models
Comparing two means
Moderation, mediation and more regression
Comparing several means: ANOVA (GLM 1)
Analysis of covariance, ANCOVA (GLM 2)
Factorial ANOVA (GLM 3)
Repeated-measures designs (GLM 4)
Mixed design ANOVA (GLM 5)
Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA)
Exploratory factor analysis
Categorical data
Logistic regression
Multilevel linear models
Epilogue: life after discovering statistics


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Andy Field

Andy Field is Professor of Quantitative Methods at the University of Sussex. He has published widely (100+ research papers, 29 book chapters, and 17 books in various editions) in the areas of child anxiety and psychological methods and statistics. His current research interests focus on barriers to learning mathematics and statistics.He is internationally known as a statistics educator. He has written several widely used statistics textbooks including Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (winner of the 2007 British Psychological Society book award), Discovering Statistics Using R, and An adventure... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351500827