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Statistical Methods for Practice and Research

Statistical Methods for Practice and Research
A Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS

Second Edition

April 2009 | 172 pages | SAGE Response
There is a growing trend these days to use statistical methods to comprehend and explain various situations and phenomena in different disciplines. Managers, social scientists and practicing researchers are increasingly collecting information and applying scientific methods to analyze the data. The ability to use statistical methods and tools becomes a crucial skill for the success of such efforts. This book is designed to assist students, managers, academics and researchers in solving statistical problems using SPSS and to help them understand how they can apply various statistical tools for their own research problems.

SPSS is a very powerful and user friendly computer package for data analyses. It can take data from most other file types and generate tables, charts, plots, and descriptive statistics, and conduct complex statistical analyses. After providing a brief overview of SPSS and basic statistical concepts, the book covers:
- Descriptive statistics
- t-tests, chi-square tests and ANOVA
- Correlation analysis
- Multiple and logistics regression
- Factor analysis and testing scale reliability
- Advanced data handling

Illustrated with simple, practical problems, and screen shots, this book outlines the steps for solving statistical problems using SPSS. Although the illustrations are based on version 16.0 of SPSS, users of the earlier versions will find the book equally useful and relevant.

Written in a reader-friendly, non-technical style, this book will serve as a companion volume to any statistics textbook.

Introduction to SPSS

Basic Statistical Concepts

Summarizing Data: Descriptive Statistics

Comparing Means: One or Two Samples t-Tests

Comparing Means: Analysis of Variance

Chi-Square Test of Independence for Discrete Data

Correlation Analysis

Multiple Regression

Logistic Regression

Data Reduction and Scale Reliability: Factor Analysis

Advanced Data Handling in SPSS



This book is a concise information source for those who are not much aware about statistical methods for research and how to compute statistical results in SPSS and its interpretations. This book which includes glossary of terms and bibliography could also be considered as a reference book for every field of students, teachers, researchers, academicians, institutions and professionals. The two authors have done a good job of writing the works of the book. Therefore, the book is very useful for every researcher, academician and professional.

South Asian Journal of Management

I found a more comprehensive text book the met my classroom needs.

Dr Yohannes Mengsteab
Pastoral Ministry Mission Dept, Concordia Theological Seminary
April 19, 2015

Ajai S. Gaur

Ajay S Gaur is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business in the Department of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School- Newark and New Brunswick since 2009. Prior to this, he was an Assistant professor at the Old Dominion University, VA (2007-2009) and a Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, India (2000-2003). He had obtained a PhD in Business Policy and Strategy from NUS Business School under the supervision of Prof Andrew Delios (2003-2007). Prior to that, he obtained another PhD in Management from the Department of Management Studies at... More About Author

Sanjaya S Gaur

Sanjaya Singh Gaur is an Associate Professor of Sales and Marketing at Auckland University of Technology. His experience in academia spans over two decades and includes research, consulting, teaching and training. He has taught and conducted research at BITS Pilani, ISM Dhanbad, SPJIMR Mumbai & IIT Bombay in India, the University of Hoseo and SIT University in South Korea, Linköping University in Sweden, Westphalian Wilhelms University of Muenster in Germany and Stepehen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in USA. Dr Gaur has also been consultant to several multinational companies including GlaxoSmithKline,... More About Author

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