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This book is designed to help the managers and researchers in solving statistical problems using SPSS and to help them understand how they can use 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. This book will help students, business managers, academics as well as practicing researchers to solve statistical problems using the latest version of SPSS (16.0). After providing a brief overview of SPSS and basic statistical concepts, the book covers: Descriptive statistics t-tests, chi-square tests, and ANOVACorrelation analysisMultiple and logistics regressionFactor analysis and testing scale reliabilityAdvanced data handling

Basic Statistical Concepts
Basic statistical concepts

Computers have changed the way statistics is learned and taught. Often, students of behavioral sciences are interested only in the “results” of their “analyses” and do not care about how the results are obtained. The purpose of this chapter is to introduce such readers to the common statistical terms and concepts which one must know in order to interpret computer generated outputs. This is not to under-emphasize the value of learning the nitty-gritty of statistical techniques. Readers are strongly recommended to refer to some standard statistical textbook in order to understand the underlying theory and logic. However, as the objective of this book is to help students use SPSS for their research, we limit the discussion in this chapter to ...

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