Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows: Advanced Techniques for the Beginner

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Sage Publications, 2000 - Computers - 496 pages
'Field's Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows is rapidly becoming the SPSS user's bible. The book aims to make the learning of advanced statistics and using of SPSS as painless as possible for students and academics alike...If you teach SPSS or indeed use it in your own research and you don't already have this book, I urge you to order copies for your library and recommend it to your students. Buy it, use it, love it' - Psychology Learning and Teaching Andy Field has written a student-oriented textbook with the aim of making the learning of advanced statistics and using SPSS as painless as possible. While other books either concentrate on statistical theory or on the functions of the popular computer program SPSS, Andy Field integrates the two to provide the student with a thorough grounding in statistics through learning to use SPSS. He provides a detailed, yet highly accessible, guide to using SPSS for more complex statistical tests. There are illustrations of dialogue boxes throughout, and each chapter concludes with a set of exercises and descriptions. The book includes a CD-ROM with SPSS datasets and the author provides a Website for further help and updates.

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This is an amazingly useful book written in very lucid and understandable language. A must have for Doctoral students.

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Andy Field is Professor of Child Psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published over 80 research papers, 29 book chapters, and 17 books mostly on child emotional development and statistics. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has been an associate editor and editorial board member for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Research Synthesis Methods. His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex, 2001, 2015, 2016; the British Psychological Society, 2007), a prestigious UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010), and the British Psychological Society book award (2006). He adores cats (and dogs), and loves to listen to and play very heavy music. He lives in Brighton with his wonderful wife Zoe, his son Zach, his crazy spaniel Ramsey and Fuzzy the cat.

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