Synopses & Reviews
The PASW Statistics 18 Guide to Data Analysis
is a friendly introduction to both data analysis and PASW Statistics 18 (formerly SPSS Statistics), the world’s leading desktop statistical software package. Easy-to-understand explanations and in-depth content make this guide both an excellent supplement to other statistics texts and a superb primary text for any introductory data analysis course. With this book, you’ll learn how to describe data, test hypotheses, and examine relationships using PASW.
Author Marija Norušis incorporates a wealth of real data, including the General Social Survey and studies of Internet usage, opinions of the criminal justice system, marathon running times, library patronage, and the importance of manners, throughout the examples and expanded chapter exercises. This unique combination of examples, exercises, and contemporary data gives you hands-on experience in analyzing data and makes learning about data analysis and statistical software relevant, unintimidating, and even fun!
A data CD-ROM is included with this book.
About the Author
Marija Norušis earned a PhD in biostatistics from the University of Michigan. She was SPSS's first professional statistician. During this time, she wrote her first book, The SPSS Introductory Guide. Since then she has written numerous volumes of highly acclaimed SPSS documentation, and textbooks that demystify statistics and SPSS. Dr. Norušis has been on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College, teaching statistics to diverse audiences. When not working on SPSS guides, Marija analyzes real data as a statistical consultant.
For more detailed information about Dr. Norušis and her SPSS guides, visit her website at www.norusis.com.