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 Evaluating a Single Client: Using the One-Sample t Test, the Standard Deviation, and the Binomial Test

Analyzing Data When You Are Evaluating a Single Client: Using the One-Sample t Test, the Standard Deviation, and the Binomial Test

Paul has a client for whom he would like to evaluate whether depression has been improved. Most evaluative studies are about groups of people, but there are single-subject designs that measure a variable for a single person. Paul decided in the first session with this client that depression was the target behavior the client wanted to reduce. Paul gave this client a depression scale at the end of the first session, one that was designed to support development of a treatment plan. He ...

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