...Competition for books like this is fierce and the core elements of the book under review are very good: the language is expressive and always engaging, the examples are excellent and the integration of statistics and design is an essential one.
This is a good resource for beginner researchers who need to get more background on research designs, basic statistics and how to use SPSS. An interesting contribution is the chapter on the APA results sections where the writing up of the results are explained in detail.
Easy to read and understand, good illustrations making it easy for students to follow the steps through
Not adopted but will be included in additional readings for course.
Some of the images in book unclear making it difficult to engage with the text
Step by step direction with extreemly useful screen shots to reassure the novice.
As a supplement for the class members who will be using SPSS for their research projects.
I have chosen to use this book as a resource for students, but not as the required text.