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 2: Using the Computer for Statistical Analysis of Data
Using the Computer for Statistical Analysis of Data
Sarah and Bob are two human service researchers, and they have data that vary in complexity. Sarah needs to report on a wide variety of statistics that describe the clientele of a large human service program. She will employ a statistical software program known as SPSS for her data analysis because this software is equipped to handle complex tasks. Bob, on the other hand, is engaged in a study of a single group of clients who are receiving psychotherapy for the treatment of depression. He will measure depression with a depression scale at the beginning of service and again at the end. He will use the guides in this ...