Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS 12 and 13

A Guide for Social Scientists
Author: Alan Bryman,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415340809
Category: Psychology
Page: 367
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This new edition has been completely updated to accommodate the needs of users of SPSS Release 12 and 13 for Windows, whilst still being applicable to those using SPSS Release 11 and 10. Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer provide a non-technical approach to quantitative data analysis and a user-friendly introduction to the widely used SPSS. No previous familiarity with computing or statistics is required to benefit from this step-by-step guide to techniques including: Non-parametric tests Correlation Simple and multiple regression Multivarate analysis of variance and covariance Factor analysis The authors discuss key issues facing the newcomer to research, such as how to decide which statistical procedure is suitable, and how to interpret the subsequent results. Each chapter contains worked examples to illustrate the points raised and ends with a comprehensive range of exercises which allow the reader to test their understanding of the topic. This new edition of this hugely successful textbook will guide the reader through the basics of quantitative data analysis and become an essential reference tool for both students and researchers in the social sciences. The datasets used in Quantitative Data Analysis for SPSS Release 12 and 13 are available online at www.psypress.com/brymancramer/ .

Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS 12 and 13

A Guide for Social Scientists
Author: Alan Bryman,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415340809
Category: Mathematics
Page: 367
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This text provides a non-technical approach to quantitative data analysis and a user-friendly introduction to SPSS. It takes the reader step-by-step through the techniques, reinforced by exercises.

Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS Release 10 for Windows

A Guide for Social Scientists
Author: Alan Bryman,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203471548
Category: Computers
Page: 320
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This latest edition of this best-selling textbook has been completely updated to accommodate the needs of users of SPSS Release 10 for Windows. As with previous editions, Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer provide a non-technical approach to quantitative data analysis and a user-friendly introduction to the widely used SPSS for Windows. They assume no previous familiarity with either statistics or computing, but take readers step-by-step through techniques, including: * Correlation * Simple and multiple regression * Multivariate analysis of variance and covariance * Factor analysis They also include a comprehensive range of exercises for further practice and cover issues such as sampling, statistical significance, conceptualisation and measurement and the selection of appropriate tests. For further information or to download the book's datasets, please visit the website: http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/titles/quant10.html

Quantitative Data Analysis with IBM SPSS 17, 18 and 19


Author: Alan Bryman,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041557918X
Category: Computers
Page: 377
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This latest edition has been fully updated to accommodate the needs of users of SPSS Releases 17, 18 and 19 while still being applicable to users of SPSS Releases 15 and 16. As with previous editions, Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer continue to offer a comprehensive and user-friendly introduction to the widely used IBM SPSS Statistics. The simple, non-technical approach to quantitative data analysis enables the reader to quickly become familiar with SPSS and with the tests available to them. No previous experience of statistics or computing is required as this book provides a step-by-step guide to statistical techniques, including: Non-parametric tests Correlation Simple and multiple regression Analysis of variance and covariance Factor analysis. This book comes equipped with a comprehensive range of exercises for further practice, and it covers key issues such as sampling, statistical inference, conceptualization and measurement and selection of appropriate tests. The authors have also included a helpful glossary of key terms. The data sets used in Quantitative Data Analysis with IBM SPSS 17, 18 and 19 are available online at http://www.psypress.com/brymancramer; in addition, a set of multiple-choice questions and a chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint lecture course are available free of charge to lecturers who adopt the book.

Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS Release 8 for Windows

A Guide for Social Scientists
Author: Alan Bryman,Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203459628
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 3429
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The latest edition of this best-selling introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis through the use of a computer package has been completely updated to accommodate the needs of users of SPSS Release 8 for Windows. Like its predecessor, it provides a non-technical approach to quantitative data analysis and a user-friendly introduction to the widely used SPSS for Windows. It assumes no previous familiarity with either statistics or computing but takes the reader step-by-step through the techniques, reinforced by exercises for further practice. Techniques explained in Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS Release 8 for Windows include: * correlation * simple and multiple regression * multivariate analysis of variance and covariance * factor analysis The book also covers issues such as sampling, statistical significance, conceptualization and measurement and the selection of appropriate tests. For further information or to download the book's datasets, please visit the webstite: http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/titles/quant.html

Doing Social Work Research


Author: Smith, Roger
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335235646
Category: Social Science
Page: 217
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"The book provides a well written guide that adeptly captures the sensitivities and complex implications of both research process and dissemination within the ever changing and highly regulated world of social work." Victoria Foster,Research Associate, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work,University of Manchester, UK, in British Journal of Social Work June 2010 "This book offers many practical examples of research projects taken from the author's own experience as a researcher. These examples illustrate the usually complex concepts of research methodology by showing how they are practised in the real world of social work, so the title is apt. Especially useful are the common features of social work research discussed at length in the final chapter, as a way of finding common ground in the disputed terrain of social work as a profession, and in social work research in particular." Heather D'Cruz, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia "As a third year social work student I found this book a good consolidation of what I have been learning this semester in my research and evaluation module. It has helped me with my end of module assignment, to demonstrate my understanding of social work research through a detailed literature search ... I found the practical examples of actual pieces of research particularly useful in getting an idea of how particular methods are used. I have found this book very useful as it has helped clarify the meaning of the research terminology and given me a good understanding of the overall process." Sally Biskin, Social Work Student, Bangor University, UK This accessible book is based on the author's extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the discipline's core. Doing Social Work Research helps intending researchers to relate 'methodology' to 'method', so that they can make authoritative decisions about how to turn initial research questions into valid and feasible investigative strategies. In doing so, it introduces and evaluates a wide range of approaches across the spectrum of social work research. Building on this, the book provides detailed guidance on how to organize the research task, paying close attention to the practicalities of planning, preparation, implementation and management of investigations. Doing Social Work Research features: A comprehensive overview of social work research methods Detailed guidance on ‘how to’ carry out research in social work Illustrative examples of research practice from personal experience Effective links between core social work values, purposes, methodologies and research practices This book is a valuable resource for social work students and practitioners carrying out research projects as well as practicing researchers and research educators in the discipline.

Nursing and Midwifery Research

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581373
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber

Bailliere's Study Skills for Nurses and Midwives E-Book


Author: Sian Maslin-Prothero
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049360
Category: Medical
Page: 364
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Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’

Fundamental Statistics for Social Research

Step-by-step Calculations and Computer Techniques Using SPSS for Windows
Author: Duncan Cramer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415172035
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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Accessible introduction to statistics using SPSS for Windows Release 6 for Windows 3.1 and Release 7 for Windows 95. It explains when to apply and how to calculate a wide range of statistical procedures used in social sciences.

Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students


Author: John Adams,Hafiz T A Khan,Robert Raeside
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9780761935896
Category: Social Science
Page: 270
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Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a lucid style and contains examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning.

Studying at a Distance

A Guide for Students
Author: Christine J. Talbot
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335223695
Category: Education
Page: 184
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"This essential guide provides practical help and encouragement for those who have not previously studied at a distance and is idea for students returning to study after a break. This edition is significantly revised and has been updated to include comments from distance learning tutors as well as extracts from student handbooks from distance learning courses."--BOOK JACKET.

Researching Communications

A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis
Author: David Deacon
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 430
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The new edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to researching media and communication to perform and analyze research tasks. With detailed introductions to the major research methods, the book gives detailed examples of research and analysis and practical step-by-step guidance in clear language. It also includes an expanded and updated section on the internet, online databases and the latest CAQDAS (Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software) packages, as well as new case studies, international examples and details of recent developments in media and communication studies.

Research methods for cultural studies


Author: Michael Pickering
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 240
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This new textbook addresses the neglect of practical research methods in cultural studies. It provides students with clearly written overviews of research methods in cultural studies, along with guidelines on how to put these methods into operation. It advocates a multi-method approach, with students drawing from a pool of techniques and approaches suitable for their own topics of investigation. The book covers the following main areas: * Drawing on experience, and studying how narratives make sense of experience. * Investigating production processes in the cultural industries, and the consumption and assimilation of cultural products by audiences and fans. * Taking both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of cultural life. * Analysing visual images and both spoken and written forms of discourse. * Exploring cultural memory and historical representation. The contributors, along with Michael Pickering, are Martin Barker, Aeron Davis, David Deacon, Emily Keightley, Steph Lawler, Anneke Meyer, Virginia Nightingale, and Sarah Pink.The book is designed for use by students on upper-level undergraduate and taught Masters-level courses as well as postgraduate research students and cultural studies researchers more generally. It will be of enormous value across all fields of study involved in cultural enquiry and analysis.

Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment of Arid Land Farming

A Case from Lake Nasser Region in Egypt
Author: Mohamed Ahmed Awad Abdel Halem
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783823614876
Category: Arid regions agriculture
Page: 199
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The Psychologist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Quantitative Data Analysis in Education

A Critical Introduction Using SPSS
Author: Paul Connolly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134191839
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This book provides a refreshing and user-friendly guide to quantitative data analysis in education for students and researchers. It assumes absolutely no prior knowledge of quantitative methods or statistics. Beginning with the very basics, it provides the reader with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to undertake routine quantitative data analysis to a level expected of published research. Rather than focusing on teaching statistics through mathematical formulae, the book places an emphasis on using SPSS to gain a real feel for the data and an intuitive grasp of the main concepts and techniques involved. Drawing extensively upon up-to-date and relevant examples, the reader will be encouraged to think critically about quantitative research and its potential as well as its limitations in relation to education. Packed with helpful features, this book: provides illustrated step-by-step guides showing how to use SPSS, with plenty of exercises to encourage the reader to practice and consolidate their new skills makes extensive use of real-life educational datasets derived from national surveys in the US and UK to illustrate key points and to bring the material to life has a companion website that contains all of the educational datasets used in the book to download as well as comprehensive answers to exercises and a range of other useful resources that are regularly updated. The book will therefore appeal not only to undergraduate and postgraduate students but also to more established and seasoned educational researchers and lecturers and professors who have tended to avoid or shy away from quantitative methods.

IBM SPSS by Example

A Practical Guide to Statistical Data Analysis
Author: Alan C. Elliott,Wayne A. Woodward
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483319040
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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The updated Second Edition of Alan C. Elliott and Wayne A. Woodward’s “cut to the chase” IBM SPSS guide quickly explains the when, where, and how of statistical data analysis as it is used for real-world decision making in a wide variety of disciplines. This one-stop reference provides succinct guidelines for performing an analysis using SPSS software, avoiding pitfalls, interpreting results, and reporting outcomes. Written from a practical perspective, IBM SPSS by Example, Second Edition provides a wealth of information—from assumptions and design to computation, interpretation, and presentation of results—to help users save time, money, and frustration.

Analysing Quantitative Data

Variable-based and Case-based Approaches to Non-experimental Datasets
Author: Raymond A Kent
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473917913
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
View: 380
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This innovative book provides a fresh take on quantitative data analysis within the social sciences. It presents variable-based and case-based approaches side-by-side encouraging you to learn a range of approaches and to understand which is the most appropriate for your research. Using two multidisciplinary non-experimental datasets throughout, the book demonstrates that data analysis is really an active dialogue between ideas and evidence. Each dataset is returned to throughout the chapters enabling you to see the role of the researcher in action; it also showcases the difference between each approach and the significance of researchers’ decisions that must be made as you move through your analysis. The book is divided into four clear sections: Data and their presentation Variable-based analyses Case-based analyses Comparing and combining approaches Clear, original and written for students this book should be compulsory reading for anyone looking to conduct non-experimental quantitative data analysis.

Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS

An Introduction for Health & Social Science
Author: Pete Greasley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523514X
Category: Medical
Page: 146
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"This is an ideal introductory book for budding researchers who are embarking on the development and then analysis of data, and in this case, more specifically questionnaires using partly or exclusively closed questions amenable to statistical analysis." Primary Health Care Research and Development "The text is a welcome addition for nursing students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level research. Having reviewed the text I can only inform you how a student described a chapter in the book recently when she borrowed it. 'The language is clear and unambiguous'. I will be strongly encouraging students to either purchase the text ... with the purpose of giving them a foundation in statistics." William Evans, Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland This accessible book is essential reading for those looking for a short and simple guide to basic data analysis. Written for the complete beginner, the book is the ideal companion when undertaking quantitative data analysis for the first time using SPSS. The book uses a simple example of quantitative data analysis that would be typical to the health field to take you through the process of data analysis step by step. The example used is a doctor who conducts a questionnaire survey of 30 patients to assess a specific service. The data from these questionnaires is given to you for analysis, and the book leads you through the process required to analyse this data. Handy screenshots illustrate each step of the process so you can try out the analysis for yourself, and apply it to your own research with ease. Topics covered include: Questionnaires and how to analyse them Coding the data for SPSS, setting up an SPSS database and entering the data Descriptive statistics and illustrating the data using graphs Cross-tabulation and the Chi-square statistic Correlation: examining relationships between interval data Examining differences between two sets of scores Reporting the results and presenting the data Quantitative Data Analysis Using SPSS is helpful for any students in health and social sciences with little or no experience of quantitative data analysis and statistics.