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.

Analyzing Data When You Are Comparing Two Groups: Using the Independent t Test and Chi Square

Analyzing Data When You Are Comparing Two Groups: Using the Independent t Test and Chi Square

Stacey has evaluated the effectiveness of her Employment Support Services program by comparing the scores of her clients on an employment readiness measure to the scores of clients on the waiting list for this service. She measured her clients at the end of 8 weeks of service and did the same for those who had been on the waiting list for 8 weeks. The question is whether those who had received this service were more ready for employment than those who had not received this service. Stacey knows that her study would have ...

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