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Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods)
Synopses & Reviews
The Bestselling Student-Friendly Statistics Textbook is Completely Updated
Field has introduced important new introductory material on statistics... This book is the best blend that I know of a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS.-David C. Howell, University of Vermont (Emeritus)
Written in his vivid and entertaining style, Andy Field continues to provide students with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics-at every level-in the brand-new Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS.
What is NEW in the Third Edition: Expands on the first 6 chapters to more gently introduce basic level conceptsComplies with the new SPSS 17Offers a stunning new 4-color textbook design to illustrate SPSS 17 mechanisms (at no additional cost to students )Contains an additional chapter on multilevel modelingIncorporates playful real world examples to go alongside those made up by the author Includes both new and more robust pedagogical features
This new edition is accompanied by an updated Companion Web site at www.sagepub.co.uk/field3e designed for both professors and students
Student resources include:
Animated SPSS walk-through videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS modulesSelf-checking multiple choice questionsDatasets for Psychology, Business & Management andHealth SciencesA flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key conceptsAccess to support material from SAGE study skills books
The password-protected instructor's section offers:
A test bank with over 300 multiple choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments Electronic charts and diagrams for classroom usePowerPoint slides written by the author
Book News Annotation:
Field (child psychopathology, U. of Sussex) updates his textbook introducing statistics to students with a basic grasp of computers and elementary mathematics. He includes vignettes by colorful cartoon characters in margins or boxes, to keep the tone light. Among the topics are the environment of the SPSS statistics software package, exploring assumptions, regression, comparing two means, analysis of covariance, repeated-measure designs, non-parametric tests, and categorical data. The first edition was published in 2000; the 2005 second edition was reprinted twice. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Andy Field's self-deprecating, vivacious but yet easy to understand writing style has won him many plaudits, and now an award from the British Psychological Society (2007), for his irreplaceable Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. The Third Edition is now even more accessible to the introductory student at the very beginning of their statistical journey. The textbook now uniquely walks students from very basic to advanced level concepts, all the while grounding knowledge though the use of SPSS. Accompanied by an improved Companion Web site at www.sagepub.co.uk/field3e including animated SPSS walk-throughs of tests discussed in the textbook; assessment materials and datasets pertinent to lecturers/instructors in Business & Management and Health Sciences; and a suite of other materials for lecturers/instructors and students as per the 2nd Edition. The original CD-Rom materials are now found on this Web site as well.
Written 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 Third Edition of Discovering Statistics Using SPSS. Retaining the strong pedagogy from previous editions, he makes statistics meaningful by including playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), creating a gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics. In the process, he presents an opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS.
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