Short description This class-tested book equips readers with the fundamental statistical practices that are essential for organizing, understanding, and drawing conclusions from educational research data. It is the first to utilize both SPSS and Excel to work all problems, examples, and data. Each data procedure is given its own chapter, which concludes with a lab exercise that poses a research question, examines the question by performing that chapter's statistical topic of focus in Excel and SPSS, and outlines key findings. This text is meant for courses on introductory statistics in the social sciences at the upper-undergraduate level and as a resource for statistical professionals.
From the contents Preface.
1 Introduction 1
2 Getting Acquainted with Microsoft Excel.
3 Using Statistics in Excel.
5 Descriptive Statistics--Central Tendency.
6 Descriptive Statistics--Variablity.
7 The Normal Distribution.
8 The Z Distribution and Probability.
9 The Nature of Research Design and Inferential Statistics.
10 The T Test for Single Samples.
11 Independent-Samples T Test.
12 Analysis of Variance.
13 Factorial Anova.
15 Bivariate Regression.
16 Introduction to Multiple Linear Regression.
17 Chi Square and Contingency Table Analysis.
18 Repeated Measures Procedures: Tdep and ANOVAws.