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Statistics for Research
With a Guide to SPSS

Third Edition


© 2012 | 608 pages | SAGE South Asia

This fully updated edition of Statistics for Research explains statistical concepts in a straight-forward and accessible way using practical examples from a variety of disciplines. If you're looking for an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to statistics with a guide to SPSS, this is the book for you!

The new edition features:

- Clear explanations of all the main techniques of statistical analysis

- A brand new student-friendly, easy-to-navigate design

- Even more step-by-step screenshots of SPSS commands and outputs

- An extensive glossary of terms, ideal for those new to statistics

- End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice

- A new, fully updated companion website (www.uk.sagepub.com/argyrous3) with comprehensive student and lecturer resources including additional, discipline specific examples and online readings and WebCT/Blackboard quizzes.

This is the ideal textbook for any course in statistical methods across the health and social sciences and a perfect starter book for students, researchers and professionals alike.

 
Preface
 
I: AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
 
Variables and Their Measurement
 
Setting up an SPSS Data File
 
II: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: GRAPHS AND TABLES
 
The Graphical Description of Data
 
The Tabular Description of Data
 
Using Tables to Investigate the Relationship between Variables: Crosstabulations
 
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Nominal data
 
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Ranked Data
 
Multivariate Analysis of Crosstabs: Elaboration
 
III: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: NUMERICAL MEASURES
 
Measures of Central Tendency
 
Measures of Dispersion
 
The Normal Curve
 
Correlation and Regression
 
Multiple Regression
 
IV: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR A MEAN
 
Sampling Distributions
 
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing and the One Sample z-test for a Mean
 
The One Sample t-test for a Mean
 
Inference Using Estimation and Confidence Intervals
 
The Two Samples t-test for the Equality of Means
 
The F-test for the Equality of More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance
 
The Two Dependent Samples t-Test for the Mean Difference
 
V: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS
 
One Sample Tests for a Binomial Distribution
 
One-sample Tests for a Multinomial Distribution
 
The Chi-Square Test for Independence
 
Frequency Tests for Two Dependent Samples
 
VI: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: OTHER TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
 
Rank-Order Tests for two or more Samples
 
The t-test for a Correlation Coefficient
 
VII: ADVANCED TOPICS
 
Statistical Power
 
Generating New Variables in SPSS: The Recode, Compute and Multiple Response Commands
 
Appendix
 
Key Equations
 
Glossary
 
Answers
 
Index

George Argyrous’ book is an invaluable resource to students taking introductory methods courses where SPSS is used, and I had much success and positive feedback when I included it on the syllabi of my quantitative methods and political analysis courses. It is a strong text for instructors who need an engaging textbook that covers the topics that constitute the core elements of undergraduate and postgraduate quantitative methods courses in the social sciences. A particular strength of this book is that it combines readable text on the basics of research design and quantitative methods with clear instructions on how to implement the material using the SPSS software program.

Thomas J. Scotto
Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Essex

The reader is introduced to SPSS in a user friendly manner...the chapters are followed by appendix that contains various statistical tables. Key equations are provided followed by glossary of terms and answers to exercises given at the end of each chapter...the book comes with a useful companion website, recently updated for new edition...a good read for beginners having no or little knowledge about statistics. It introduces the reader to SPSS based research.
Abhigyan, Vol 31, April-June 2013

Statistics for Research: with a Guide to SPSS explains how to use some of the most common statistical tests using example relevant to the types of analyses undertaken by a wide range of social science researchers. The accompanying explanations of how to both undertake the tests using SPSS, and report the results appropriately, make the guide a comprehensive and ideal companion for researchers particularly those who are new to, or use quantitative methods infrequently.

Jane Wellens
University of Nottingham

The book is an excellent general statistics text, with the key advantage of using SPSS to illustrate the concepts. The book would be a good text for undergraduate students on a range of social science courses or postgraduate students taking Foundation Research Methods.

Steve Strand
University of Warwick, British Journal of Educational Psychology

The reader is introduced to SPSS in a user friendly manner...the chapters are followed by appendix that contains various statistical tables. Key equations are provided followed by glossary of terms and answers to exercises given at the end of each chapter...the book comes with a useful companion website, recently updated for new edition...

Abhigyan

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George Argyrous

George Argyrous is a senior lecturer in the School of Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales, Australia. More About Author

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