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This clear, student-friendly text offers a step-by-step introduction to the use of SPSS - easily the most widely used data analysis computer package in the social sciences. Supported by four datasets taken from the...

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This clear, student-friendly text offers a step-by-step introduction to the use of SPSS - easily the most widely used data analysis computer package in the social sciences. Supported by four datasets taken from the well-known British Social Attitudes Survey on the topics crime, health, politics and poverty, it offers an eminently practical approach to its subject, while still setting its explanation of statistical procedures within the wider social research context.

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Direct and easy style (avoiding jargon and unnecessary discussion of mathematical formulae) which will reassure students who are often 'mathsphobic'
Stepbystep structure and handson approach lends itself ideally to teaching/study purposes
The inclusion of British Social Attitudes datasets gives students rich and real data, relevant to their other courses, to manipulate

Preface
Introduction
Orientation
Data Input
Listing and Exploring Data
Data Selection and Transformation
t-test and Hypothesis Testing
Crosstabulation
Multiple Response Sets
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Correlation and Regression
Factor Analysis
Logistic Regression
Loglinear Analysis
Conclusion
Appendix I: The Dataset Variables: A Quick Guide
Appendix II: Your SPSS Dictionary.

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ROBERT MILLER is Professor in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UK where he is also Director of the Centre for Social Research. His books include Researching Life Stories and Family Histories and The A-Z of Social Research.

CIARAN ACTON is a Teaching Fellow in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UK. He is widely experienced in teaching research methods.
 
DEIRDRE FULLERTON was previously a Lecturer in Social Research at the University of Ulster, UK. She is now works as an Independent Research Consultant.
 
JOHN MALTBY is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. His books include...

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ROBERT MILLER is Professor in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UK where he is also Director of the Centre for Social Research. His books include Researching Life Stories and Family Histories and The A-Z of Social Research.

CIARAN ACTON is a Teaching Fellow in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Queen's University of Belfast, UK. He is widely experienced in teaching research methods.
 
DEIRDRE FULLERTON was previously a Lecturer in Social Research at the University of Ulster, UK. She is now works as an Independent Research Consultant.
 
JOHN MALTBY is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. His books include Statistics for Nurses.

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