Author: Herschel Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506358691

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 5095

The updated Second Edition of Herschel Knapp’s friendly and practical introduction to statistics shows students how to properly select, process, and interpret statistics without heavy emphasis on theory, formula derivations, or abstract mathematical concepts. Each chapter is structured to answer questions that students most want answered: What statistical test should I use for this situation? How do I set up the data? How do I run the test? How do I interpret and document the results? Online tutorial videos, examples, screenshots, and intuitive illustrations help students "get the story" from their data as they learn by doing, completing practice exercises at the end of each chapter using prepared downloadable data sets.
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Author: Andy Field,Jeremy Miles,Zoë Field

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258467

Category: Reference

Page: 992

View: 4065

Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. Watch Andy Field's introductory video to Discovering Statistics Using R Keeping the uniquely humorous and self-deprecating style that has made students across the world fall in love with Andy Field's books, Discovering Statistics Using R takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using R, a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences throughout the world. The journey begins by explaining basic statistical and research concepts before a guided tour of the R software environment. Next you discover the importance of exploring and graphing data, before moving onto statistical tests that are the foundations of the rest of the book (for example correlation and regression). You will then stride confidently into intermediate level analyses such as ANOVA, before ending your journey with advanced techniques such as MANOVA and multilevel models. Although there is enough theory to help you gain the necessary conceptual understanding of what you're doing, the emphasis is on applying what you learn to playful and real-world examples that should make the experience more fun than you might expect. Like its sister textbooks, Discovering Statistics Using R is written in an irreverent style and follows the same ground-breaking structure and pedagogical approach. The core material is augmented by a cast of characters to help the reader on their way, together with hundreds of examples, self-assessment tests to consolidate knowledge, and additional website material for those wanting to learn more. Given this book's accessibility, fun spirit, and use of bizarre real-world research it should be essential for anyone wanting to learn about statistics using the freely-available R software.
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Author: Louise Marston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446205827

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 8463

Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is an impressive introductory statistics text ideal for all health science and nursing students. Health and nursing students can be anxious and lacking in confidence when it comes to handling statistics. This book has been developed with this readership in mind. This accessible text eschews long and off-putting statistical formulae in favour of non-daunting practical and SPSS-based examples. What's more, its content will fit ideally with the common course content of stats courses in the field. Introductory Statistics for Health & Nursing using SPSS is also accompanied by a companion website containing data-sets and examples for use by lecturers with their students. The inclusion of real-world data and a host of health-related examples should make this an ideal core text for any introductory statistics course in the field.
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(and Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll)

Author: Andy Field

Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)

ISBN: 9781412977524

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

View: 2642

The Bestselling Student-Friendly Statistics Textbook is Completely Updated and Comes with SPSS-Student Version 17.0! "Field has introduced important new introductory material on statistics... This book is the best blend that I know of a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS." -David C. Howell, University of Vermont (Emeritus) Now, for only $25 extra on top of the price of the textbook, students can purchase the bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition as a bundle that includes a copy of SPSS Student Version 17.0. Written in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field continues to provide students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics-at every level-in the brand-new Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. To view an electronic walkthrough of this text, click here: http://www.sagepublications.com/services/virtualTour/field/idre.htm NEW to the Third Edition: Expands on the first 6 chapters to more "gently" introduce basic level concepts Complies with the new SPSS 17 Offers a stunning new full-color textbook design to illustrate SPSS 17 mechanisms (at no additional cost to students!) Contains an additional chapter on multilevel modeling Incorporates playful "real world" examples to go alongside those made up by the author Includes both new and more robust pedagogical features This new edition is accompanied by an updated Companion Web site at www.sagepub.co.uk/field3e designed for both professors and students! Student resources include: Animated "SPSS walk-through" videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS modules Self-checking multiple choice questions Datasets for Psychology, Business & Management and Health Sciences A flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts Access to support material from SAGE study skills books The password-protected instructor's section offers: A test bank with over 300 multiple choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments Electronic charts and diagrams for classroom use PowerPoint slides written by the author
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Author: Herschel E. Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781483375564

Category: Social Science

Page: 433

View: 8820

We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students. Knapp: Introductory Statistics Using SPSS Ideal for in-class / lab SPSS work, remote learning, and self-paced independent study, this accessible book shows students how to properly select, process, and interpret statistics without heavy emphasis on theory, formula derivations, or abstract mathematical concepts. Each chapter is structured to answer questions that students most want answered: What statistical test should I use for this situation? How do I set up the data? How do I run the test? How do I interpret and document the results? Requiring no hand calculations, this highly applied book helps students “get the story” from their data. They learn by doing, completing practice exercises at the end of each chapter. Video tutorials on the accompanying website clearly demonstrate how to set up the data and run the test in SPSS. Instructor support includes sample syllabi, all datasets, and PowerPoint presentation files for each chapter. IBM® SPSS® Statistics Base Integrated Student Edition, Version 22.0 This student version is a single-user license that provides affordable access to statistical analysis, modeling and survey research tools that can support your college coursework and enable you to develop the advanced analytical skills employers seek. This program is intended only for academic persons, including students, professors, and other academic professionals for use solely in connection with a course offering. It may only be used in combination with academic textbooks for the sole purpose of teaching and learning analytics. Use of this program is limited to course work as defined by the course syllabus. Any other use of the program is prohibited. Please note that this program may not cover all topics that are covered in the text with which it is bundled. This program is intended to be an introduction to IBM SPSS only. This version of the program: is for a 12-month period, beginning on the date of customer installation; is limited to two installations; does not allow for add on SPSS modules; is limited to 1500 cases and 50 variables; does not allow for SPSS Command Syntax to be used; and does not allow customers to merge or aggregate files
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Author: Herschel Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506377416

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 5428

What statistical test should I use for this kind of data? How do I set up the data? What parameters should I specify when ordering the test? How do I interpret the results? Herschel Knapp's friendly and approachable guide to real-world statistics answers these questions. Intermediate Statistics Using SPSS is not about abstract statistical theory or the derivation or memorization of statistical formulas–it is about applied statistics. With jargon-free language and clear processing instructions, this text covers the most common statistical functions–from basic to more advanced. Practical exercises at the conclusion of each chapter offer students an opportunity to process viable data sets, write cohesive abstracts in APA style, and build a thorough comprehension of the statistical process. You will learn by doing with this truly practical approach to statistics.
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Use and Interpretation, Fifth Edition

Author: George A. Morgan,Nancy L. Leech,Gene W. Gloeckner,Karen C. Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136461809

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 9083

Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this user-friendly book, written in easy-to-understand language, shows readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, and to interpret outputs appropriately. The authors prepare readers for all of the steps in the research process: design, entering and checking data, testing assumptions, assessing reliability and validity, computing descriptive and inferential parametric and nonparametric statistics, and writing about outputs. Dialog windows and SPSS syntax, along with the output, are provided. Three realistic data sets, available on the Internet, are used to solve the chapter problems. The new edition features: Updated to IBM SPSS version 20 but the book can also be used with older and newer versions of SPSS. A new chapter (7) including an introduction to Cronbach’s alpha and factor analysis. Updated Web Resources with PowerPoint slides, additional activities/suggestions, and the answers to even-numbered interpretation questions for the instructors, and chapter study guides and outlines and extra SPSS problems for the students. The web resource is located www.routledge.com/9781848729827 . Students, instructors, and individual purchasers can access the data files to accompany the book at www.routledge.com/9781848729827 . IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics, Fifth Edition provides helpful teaching tools: All of the key IBM SPSS windows needed to perform the analyses. Complete outputs with call-out boxes to highlight key points. Flowcharts and tables to help select appropriate statistics and interpret effect sizes. Interpretation sections and questions help students better understand and interpret the output. Assignments organized the way students proceed when they conduct a research project. Examples of how to write about outputs and make tables in APA format. Helpful appendices on how to get started with SPSS and write research questions. An ideal supplement for courses in either statistics, research methods, or any course in which SPSS is used, such as in departments of psychology, education, and other social and health sciences. This book is also appreciated by researchers interested in using SPSS for their data analysis.
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Advanced Techniques for the Beginner

Author: Andy P. Field

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761957553

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 9696

Andy Field draws on his experience of teaching advanced statistics to extend existing SPSS windows texts to a higher level. He covers ANOVA, MANOVA, logistic regression, comparing means tests and factor analysis.
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Author: Andy Field,William E. Wagner, III

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412995405

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 3660

“Field has introduced important new introductory material on statistics... This book is the best blend that I know of a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS.” —David C. Howell, University of Vermont (Emeritus) Students can now purchase the bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition as a bundle that includes a copy of Wagner's Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Social Statistics and Research Methods, Third Edition. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information! Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, Third Edition Written in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field continues to provide students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics—at every level—in the brand-new Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. Using SPSS for Social Statistics and Research Methods, Third Edition Ideal as a companion to a statistics or research methods text or as a stand-alone guide, this book uses images and directions drawn directly from SPSS/PASW Version 18.0 (for both PC and Mac computers) to teach undergraduate students how to use the software to manage data or to conduct statistical data analysis. This fully updated pocket-size guide addresses a wide variety of data analysis topics, making it useful for the classroom or for independent study, and offers a number of useful insider tips and hints for students. The Third Edition also offers the use of a dataset from the latest version of the General Social Survey (GSS).
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A Beginner's Guide

Author: Jeremy J Foster, Dr

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446228319

Category: SPSS for Windows

Page: 224

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SPSS for Windows is the most widely used computer package for analyzing quantitative data. In a clear, readable, non-technical style, this book teaches beginners how to use the program, input and manipulate data, use descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including: " t"-tests, analysis of variance, correlation and regression, nonparametric techniques, and reliability analysis and factor analysis. The author provides an overview of statistical analysis, and then shows in a simple step-by-step method how to set up an SPSS file in order to run an analysis as well as how to graph and display data. He explains how to use SPSS for all the main statistical approaches you would expect to find in an introductory statistics course. The book is written for users of Versions 6 and 6.1, but will be equally valuable to users of later versions.
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Author: Herschel (Hersch) E (Edmond) Knapp

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506325675

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 5477

Practical Statistics for Nursing Using SPSS provides graduate students in nursing with clear comprehension of the most common statistical functions used in nursing science. Although all of the examples and practice exercises concur with data gathered and processed within a nursing environment, the purpose of this book is not to teach new clinical information per se, rather to teach proficiency in selecting, processing, and mindfully interpreting each statistical function and finding. Herschel Knapp's approach is practical, and avoids the use of unnecessarily complex technical details that are of no interest to students. This book and ancillary materials are designed to specifically address the needs of nursing students, who simply want to know: (1) What statistical test should I use for this situation?, (2) How do I set up the data?, (3) How do I run the test?, and (4) How do I interpret and document the results? The text features a cumulative chapter sequence, annotated screenshots using SPSS, twenty exercises per chapter, and is accompanied by example data sets, solutions to odd-numbered exercises, a glossary and tutorial videos on a companion website. The book is a version for nursing of Herschel Knapp's successful interdisciplinary text, Introductory Statistics Using SPSS.
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Step-by-Step Calculations and Computer Techniques Using SPSS for Windows

Author: Duncan Cramer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134693249

Category: Psychology

Page: 478

View: 6698

This accessible introduction to statistics using the program SPSS for Windows explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Keeping statistical symbols and formulae to a minimum and using simple examples, this book: * assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing * includes a concise introduction to the program SPSS for Windows * describes a wider range of tests than other introductory texts * contains a comprehensive range of exercises with answers Fundamental Statistics for Social Research covers SPSS Release 6 for Windows 3.1 and Release 7 for Windows 95. It will prove an invaluable introductory statistics text for students, and a useful resource for graduates and professionals engaged in research in the social sciences.
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Ein grundlegendes Lehrbuch für Biologie, Medizin und Psychologie

Author: Mark F. Bear,Barry W. Connors,Michael A. Paradiso

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366257263X

Category: Medical

Page: 1023

View: 5434

Der perfekte Einstieg in die Neurowissenschaften – ideal zum Verstehen und Lernen Seit vielen Jahren zählt diese didaktisch durchdachte, verständlich geschriebene und hervorragend illustrierte Einführung international zu den führenden Lehrbüchern im Bereich der Neurowissenschaften. Das moderne Grundlagenwerk richtet sich an Studierende der Biologie, der Medizin und der Psychologie gleichermaßen. Die wieder von Andreas Engel herausgegebene deutsche Ausgabe ist an die hiesige Studiensituation angepasst und stellenweise erweitert. Der Bogen spannt sich von der Anatomie des Gehirns bis zur Sinnesphysiologie, von der Entwicklungsbiologie bis zum Verhalten, von den Störungen des Nervensystems bis zur Kognitionswissenschaft, von den molekularen Mechanismen bis zu den neuen bildgebenden Verfahren. Ein eigenständiger „Bildatlas der menschlichen Neuroanatomie“ erlaubt dem Lernenden, seine Kenntnisse der Hirnstrukturen zu überprüfen und zu erweitern. Jedes Kapitel endet mit Verständnisfragen und Übungsaufgaben sowie einer Zusammenstellung wichtiger weiterführender Literatur. In spannenden Exkursen berichten renommierte Wissenschaftler, wie sie zu ihren entscheidenden Entdeckungen kamen. So führt das Buch den Leser von den Grundlagen zu den aktuellen Forschungsthemen des Faches. In der durchgehend aktualisierten 4. Auflage sind unter anderem neue Forschungsergebnisse zu Optogenetik, Konnektomik, tiefer Hirnstimulation, molekularer Medizin und Neuroökonomie eingearbeitet worden. Zahlreiche neue oder aktualisierte Abbildungen veranschaulichen in bewährter Manier die im Text beschriebenen Prozesse, Strukturen und Methoden. Wer Neurowissenschaften in ihrer ganzen Bandbreite verstehen will, ist mit "dem Bear" bestens bedient. Den drei Verfassern des Buches gelingt, womit Lehrbuchautoren im deutschsprachigen Raum sich nach wie vor schwer tun: anschaulich und spannend den Leser vom Einstieg in die Grundlagen bis an die vorderste Front der Forschung mitzunehmen und ohne überflüssigen Ballast wissenschaftliche Erkenntnis mehr erzählend als erklärend zu vermitteln ... Ein didaktisches Meisterwerk ist nun topaktuell auch in deutscher Sprache neu aufgelegt verfügbar. Aus dem Vorwort von Prof. Andreas K. Engel, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
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An Integrative Approach

Author: Sharon Lawner Weinberg,Sarah Knapp Abramowitz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521899222

Category: Mathematics

Page: 764

View: 1674

Applied statistics text updated to be consistent with SPSS version 15, ideal for classroom use or self study.
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Author: Eric L. Einspruch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412904155

Category: Computers

Page: 145

View: 4752

Do you need to conduct data analysis with SPSS but are unfamiliar with the software? This user-friendly book helps you become proficient in SPSS by teaching you the fundamentals of SPSS. The Second Edition develops SPSS skills using sample programs illustrating how to conduct the analyses typically covered in an introductory statistics course. Throughout the book, data are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted in the context of research questions. Boldface text is used to indicate operations or choices the reader will need to make when running SPSS. Exercises are also included, with solutions provided in the appendix. `I want to commend the author for including a chapter on using the SPSS manuals. I would not have thought of this addition, and the information helps the reader go on to learn the more complex components of SPSS′ - Laura Myers, University of Georgia This Second Edition has been updated to SPSS Version 12.0, although its approach makes it useful for readers running other versions. Each chapter in the updated text includes a statement of its purpose and goal, as well as a chapter glossary. The updated text includes new SPSS features, including how to recode data using the Visual Bander and how to read text data using the Text Import Wizard. Author Eric L. Einspruch thoroughly covers critical basic skills: * How to create data sets by defining and coding data, using a codebook, and entering data * How to run SPSS and work with different SPSS files * How to manipulate data by recoding values, computing values, and selecting subsets of cases to include in an analysis * How to manage data files by reading data that have been entered using other software, appending files, and merging files * How to analyze data using SPSS pull-down menus * How to analyze data using programs written in SPSS syntax This outstanding book concludes with a discussion of how to get help in SPSS, suggestions on how to make the most of SPSS manuals, and directions for taking the next steps toward software mastery.
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A Practical Workbook

Author: Herschel Knapp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452245142

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Introduction to Social Work Practice orients the students to the role of the professional social worker. The first chapter delineates the differences between being a good friend and being a good clinician in terms of social/emotional factors, professionalism, and self-disclosure. The second chapter covers techniques for building a trusting working environment that is conducive to processing sensitive issues along with an overview of key therapeutic communication skills. The remaining five chapters detail an easy-to-remember five-step problem-solving model to guide the clinical process: 1. Assessment, 2. Goal, 3. Objectives, 4. Activation, 5. Termination. Key features include: - role-play exercises - brief essay and response questions to build and test key communication skills - discussion points - glossary of terms - diagrams and charts that graphically represent the flow of the helping process. The workbook presumes no prior clinical experience and uses no technical psychological jargon. It teaches fundamental communication skills while emphasizing key social work values, ethics, and issues of multicultural populations and diversity throughout.
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Author: Joseph Schmuller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527811702

Category: Computers

Page: 535

View: 9210

Statistiken und Aussagen zu Wahrscheinlichkeiten begegnen uns heute überall: Die Umsatzentwicklung in Unternehmen, Hochrechnungen für Wahlergebnisse, PISA-Ergebnisse fünfzehnjähriger Schüler sind nur drei von zahlreichen Beispielen. Joseph Schmuller zeigt Ihnen in diesem Buch, wie Sie die Zahlen in den Griff bekommen und Daten, Statistiken und Wahrscheinlichkeiten richtig lesen und interpretieren. Dafür brauchen Sie keinen Statistikkurs zu belegen und kein Mathegenie zu sein. Für alles gibt es in Excel die passende Funktion und das passende Werkzeug. So können Sie Theorie und Praxis sofort miteinander verbinden.
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