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Building SPSS Graphs to Understand Data



April 2012 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book is a must-have for anyone needing to understand large or small amounts of data. It describes how to build and interpret graphs, showing how "understanding data" means that the graph must clearly and succinctly answer questions about the data. In 16 of the 19 chapters research questions are presented, and the reader builds the appropriate graph needed to answer the questions. This handy guide can be used in conjunction with any introductory or intermediate statistics book where the focus is on in-depth presentation of how graphs are used. This book will also useful for graduate students doing research at the masters or doctoral level. The book also contains a chapter designed to address many of the ways that graphs can be used to mislead the graph reader.
 
Chapter 1. Introduction: Graphical Presentation of Data
 
Chapter 2. Simple Bar Graph
 
Chapter 3. Stacked Bar Graph
 
Chapter 4. Clustered Bar Graph
 
Chapter 5. Pie Graph
 
Chapter 6. Simple Line Graph
 
Chapter 7. Multiple Line Graph
 
Chapter 8. Simple Histogram
 
Chapter 9. Population Pyramid
 
Chapter 10. 1-D Boxplot
 
Chapter 11. Simple Boxplot
 
Chapter 12. Clustered Boxplot
 
Chapter 13. Simple Scatterplot
 
Chapter 14. Grouped Scatterplot
 
Chapter 15. High-Low Graphs
 
Chapter 16. Paneling on One Dimension
 
Chapter 17. Paneling on Two Dimensions
 
Chapter 18. Deceptive Graphing Examples
 
Chapter 19. Summary
 
Appendix A. SPSS Basic Information
 
Appendix B. Answers to Chapter Exercises
 
Appendix C. Chapters and SPSS Databases Used
 
Appendix D. Graph Selection - Type and Purpose

This book is an excellent tutorial for students that are anxious about using SPSS for graph development.

Dr Krisstal Clayton
Psychology Dept, Western Kentucky University
February 4, 2014

The content is very useful for dissertation students, but the focus on graphical presentation is too narrow for it to qualify as essential reading.

Mr Roger Byatt
Portsmouth Business School, Portsmouth University
October 28, 2013

This is a really excellent guide for students in how to prepare graphs using SPSS which students often struggle with

Dr Lyvonne Tume
School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire
October 10, 2013

An excellent description of methods in SPSS to help students understand their data!

Dr Sunjeev Kamboj
Research Department of Clinical, Eductional and Health Psychology, University College London
September 11, 2013

A superb additional text for students wishing to improve their SPSS skills.

Dr Joseph Vella
cor, University of Malta
August 15, 2013

This book is amazing, it introduce new ways of graphs that I didn't saw before but I prefer it with colors... may be for next edition. however the idea of non-color book for publication is brilliant.

Mr Ossama Zaqqout
Clinical Nursing, Palestine College of Nursing
May 20, 2013

I never received a copy of this book, despite notifying you several times.

Dr Pauline Meskell
School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway
May 8, 2013

Essential for any novice researcher, it provides a step by step guide on using SPSS and building graphs.

Miss Emma Morris
School of Education, Newman University College
March 25, 2013

A useful book that will help students generate appropriate graphs for their projects.

Dr Ivan Gee
Fac of Health & Applied Social Scienc, Liverpool John Moores University
February 7, 2013

It’s a very useful Book.

Mr Peter Fuchs
Faculty of Psychology & Sport Science, Bielefeld University
December 11, 2012

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James O. Aldrich

James O. Aldrich (Doctor of Public Administration, University of Laverne) is a retired lecturer on statistics and research methods at California State University, Northridge. He has also taught graduate level research courses for the University of La Verne. Dr. Aldrich held the appointment of Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine where he served as the Principal Investigator and codirector of a National Cancer Institute research project. He has served on various committees for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Statistical Association and has also taught biostatistics,... More About Author

Hilda M. Rodriguez

Hilda M. Rodríguez (Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, California State University at Northridge) was the teaching assistant in statistics and the laboratory using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. She edited the original manuscript and discovered many useful additions that were incorporated in Using SPSS: An Interactive and Hands-on Approach, a book published by Sage Publications in July 2011. She came to this country from El Salvador speaking Spanish only but soon learned English and has begun her pursuit of higher education. Hilda is active at her church, St. Joseph the Worker, in Winnetka, California where she teaches... More About Author

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