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.

Chapter 10: A Synopsis of Selected Statistical Tests for Examining Ordinal Data: Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient, the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed Ranks Test, the Mann–Whitney U Test, and the Kruskal–Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance

A Synopsis of Selected Statistical Tests for Examining Ordinal Data: Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient, the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed Ranks Test, the Mann–Whitney U Test, and the Kruskal–Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance

A Synopsis of Selected Statistical Tests for Examining Ordinal Data: Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient, the Wilcoxon Matched-Pairs Signed Ranks Test, the Mann–Whitney U Test, and the Kruskal–Wallis One-Way Analysis of Variance

In this chapter, you will review a set of common statistics for examining the relationship between a variable measured at the ordinal level and one other variable, which may be measured at either the ordinal level or the nominal level. There are no statistical tests in this book that examine the relationship between an ordinal variable and an interval one.

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