Publisher description for Quantitative data analysis with SPSS release 12 : a guide for social scientists / Alan Bryman and Duncan Cramer.

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Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS Release 12.0 provides both a non-technical introduction to quantitative data analysis and a user-friendly approach to SPSS. Thoroughly updated for SPSS Release 12.0, the new edition will also be applicable to those using SPSS Release 11.5 and below. As with previous editions, the authors concentrate on the 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 includes worked examples to illustrate the points raised, and ends with a set of exercises which allow the reader to test their understanding of each topic. The authors do not assume any previous knowledge of either statistics or computing, but instead take the reader step-by-step through the most common procedures and techniques, including:

* Simple and multiple regression
* Correlation
* Factor Analysis.

The 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 students and researchers alike.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
SPSS for Windows.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Computer programs.