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Bridging an understanding of Statistics and SPSS.
“The text is written in a user-friendly language and illustrates concepts that would otherwise be confusing to beginning students and those with limited computer skills.”
-Justice Mbizo, University of West Florida
This unique text helps students develop a conceptual understanding of a variety of statistical tests by linking the ideas learned in a statistics class from a traditional statistics textbook with the computational steps and output from SPSS. Each chapter begins with a student-friendly explanation of the concept behind each statistical test and how the test relates to that concept. The authors then walk through the steps to compute the test in SPSS and the output, clearly linking how the SPSS procedure and output connect back to the conceptual underpinnings of ...
Chapter 1: Introduction
Goal of This Book: Conceptual Understanding
Chances are that if you are just beginning to learn SPSS, then you are also beginning to learn statistics. It can often be challenging to map the concepts you're learning in statistics class onto the functions and outputs of SPSS when learning both at the same time. A typical course will teach you to compute statistics based on formulas, whereas SPSS uses point-and-click menus and syntax to compute tests; statistical calculations often involve a number of steps with a variety of quantities being computed, whereas SPSS displays only limited output that may or may ...