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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 Child Psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published over 80 research papers, 29 book chapters, and 17 books mostly on child emotional development and statistics. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has been an associate editor and editorial board member for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Research Synthesis Methods. His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789351500827