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Preliminary analyses are covered in Part Three, which includes chapters on the use of descriptive statistics and graphs; the manipulation of the data; and the procedures for checking the reliability of scales.
You will also be guided, step by step, through the sometimes difficult task of choosing which statistical technique is suitable for your data. In Part Four the major statistical techniques that can be used to explore relationships are presented e. These chapters summarise the purpose of each technique, the underlying assumptions, how to obtain results, how to interpret the output, and how to present these results in your thesis or report.
Part Five discusses the statistical techniques that can be used to compare groups.
These include t-tests, analysis of variance, multivariate analysis of variance and analysis of covariance. A chapter on non-parametric techniques is also included. Using this book To use this book effectively as a guide to the use of SPSS you need some basic computer skills.
In the instructions and examples provided throughout the text I assume that you are already familiar with using a personal computer, particu- larly the Windows functions.
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I have listed below some of the skills you will need. Seek help if you have difficulty with any of these operations. It is assumed that you have been exposed to the fundamentals of statistics and have access to a statistics text. SPSS is an enormously powerful data analysis package that can handle very complex statistical procedures. This manual does not attempt to cover all the different statistical techniques available in the program.
Only the most commonly used statistics are covered. It is designed to get you started and to develop your confidence in using the program. Depending on your research questions and your data, it may be necessary to tackle some of the more complex analyses available in SPSS.
There are many good books available covering the various statistical techniques available with SPSS in more detail.
Read as widely as you can. Browse the shelves in your library, look for books that explain statistics in a language that you understand well, at least some of it anyway! You might find that some authors explain concepts in a way that you can understand easily.
Collect this material together to form a resource to be used throughout your statistics classes and your research project. It is also useful to collect examples of journal articles where statistical analyses are explained and results are presented.
You can use these as models for your final write-up.
The SPSS Survival Manual is suitable for use as both an in-class text, where you have an instructor taking you through the various aspects of the research process, and as a self-instruction book for those conducting an individual research project. If you are teaching yourself, be sure to actually practise using SPSS by analysing the data that is included on the website accompanying this book see p.
SPSS Survival Manual: A Step By Step Guide to Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows (Version 10)
The best way to learn is by actually doing, rather than just reading. This will improve your confidence and also allow you to check that you are performing the analyses correctly. Sometimes you may find that the output you obtain is different from that presented in the book. SPSS is updated regularly, which is great in terms of improving the program, but it can lead to confusion for students who find that what is on the screen differs from what is in the book. Usually the difference is not too dramatic, so stay calm and play detective.
For information on changes to SPSS for Windows, refer to the website that accompanies this book see p. Research tips If you are using this book to guide you through your own research project there are a few additional tips I would like to recommend.
Draw on existing theories and research to guide the design of your project.
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Know what you are trying to achieve and why. Anticipate potential problems and hiccups—every project has them! Know what statistics you intend to use and use this information to guide the formulation of data collection materials.
Make sure that you will have the right sort of data to use when you are ready to do your statistical analyses. Keep careful notes of all relevant research, references etc. Work out an effective filing system for the mountain of journal articles you will acquire and, later on, the output from SPSS. It is easy to become disorganised, overwhelmed and confused. When using SPSS to conduct your analyses, keep careful records of what you do. However, the new procedures automatically conduct post hoc tests and adjust for multiple testing using Dunn's test.
By remaining with the Legacy Dialogs, Pallant potentially directs users away from using the correct tests, and actually makes analysis more difficult. The Legacy Dialogs are also used when describing the production of graphics.
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Perhaps this insistence on retaining the old ways reflects that this book is showing signs of age. Some other omissions are also curious.
For example, only eight lines of text p. Another is the lack of direction in preparing the data files. True, Pallant discusses the preparation of data files in Chapter 4, but not one screenshot appears in this chapter or elsewhere showing data entered into SPSS. One scenario comes to mind that I have seen confuse students and researchers alike: The lack of screenshots is obviously an intentional design feature of the book, but a few carefully chosen screenshots would have been helpful.
A further criticism relates to the confusing discussion at the start of Chapter 15 entitled Factor Analysis. What is a reader expected to make of this?
Like many books, this text has an associated webpage www. This page includes the six data files used throughout the text in SPSS format only , answers to all the exercises at the end of some chapters, a feedback link, some resources for students, and an instructor's guide. In summary, this book is easy to read, has a functional though short index, explains the techniques well in context, is spiral bound so it lays flat when working at the computer, and explains SPSS as part of the research process.
However, a number of shortcomings severely hinder its usefulness in practice, and may actually mislead.
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There is no point planning to make beef stroganoff, if all you have is chicken. Sometimes you may find that the output you obtain is different from that presented in the book. In this third edition all chapters have been updated to accommodate changes to SPSS procedures, screens and output. This book has many good points — but first, some comments. The best way to learn is by actually doing, rather than just reading. Another observation: These files can only be opened in SPSS.
Draw on existing theories and research to guide the design of your project.