This practical book shows how both Excel® and SPSS® can be used for analyzing data for human service evaluation. Assuming no prior instruction for statistics, the text utilizes a “learn by doing” approach: readers see the use of statistics demonstrated and then are encouraged to apply their own data to statistical analysis with step–by–step guidance. Decision trees, practice exercises, and quizzes ensure readers will be well prepared to practice data analysis in a wide variety of human services situations.

A Synopsis of Selected Statistical Tests for Examining Nominal Data: Chi Square, Phi Coefficient, Contingency Coefficient, McNemar Test, and Binomial Test

A Synopsis of Selected Statistical Tests for Examining Nominal Data: Chi Square, Phi Coefficient, Contingency Coefficient, McNemar Test, and Binomial Test

The first three chapters of this book provided some fundamental understanding of how statistics work, while the next chapter discussed descriptive research. Chapters 5 through 7 showed how to employ statistics for evaluative research (i.e., when you are examining client gain). Chapter 8 began an examination of how to use statistics for explanatory research by using client gain, measured at the interval level, as a key variable in the study. Thus, you have seen a number of statistics that examine data in which ...

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