## Discovering Statistics Using SPSSWritten in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field provides students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics—at every level—in the |

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This book is overly long and verbose. As a student I found it difficult to read and to review the material for exams and assignments. The author includes much irrelevant material from his childhood including photos of homelife, and lame attempts at humour in a comic-book style of text. He uses 'characters' to explain some of the concepts - such as Labcoat Lenni, Jane Superbrain - but doesn't make it clear why this approach would suit adults or anyone trying to get a clear and concise explanation of stats. Because of the irrelevant and useless material, it is a chore to plough through the book to find the genuine material in a quick and easy manner. Instead of padding the book out with juvenile diversions, the author should have provided more summaries of the material in a manner that would make the study of the work more memorable and accessible.

This is a really bad book and I certainly recommend people look elsewhere for a more rewarding learning experience.

Easy language, easy to understanding, very applied. I actually read the second edition and some chapters of the third edition and I enjoyed!

### Contents

1 Why is my evil lecturer forcing me to learn statistics? | 1 |

2 Everything you ever wanted to know about statistics well sort of | 31 |

3 The SPSS environment | 61 |

4 Exploring data with graphs | 87 |

5 Exploring assumptions | 131 |

6 Correlation | 166 |

7 Regression | 197 |

8 Logistic regression | 264 |

14 Mixed design ANOVA GLM 5 | 506 |

15 Nonparametric tests | 539 |

16 Multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA | 584 |

17 Exploratory factor analysis | 627 |

18 Categorical data | 686 |

19 Multilevel linear models | 725 |

Life After Discovering Statistics | 779 |

Glossary | 781 |

9 Comparing two means | 316 |

ANOVA GLM 1 | 347 |

11 Analysis of covariance ANCOVA GLM 2 | 395 |

12 Factorial ANOVA GLM 3 | 421 |

13 Repeatedmeasures designsGLM 4 | 457 |

Appendix | 797 |

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