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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

SPSS for Social Scientists

ISBN 9780230629684
Publication Date May 2002
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

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.

Dr ROBERT MILLER is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the Queen's University of Belfast, where he is also Director of the Centre for Social Research. His most recent book is Researching Life Stories and Family Histories, Sage, 1999.

Dr CIARAN ACTON is also based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the Queen's University of Belfast.

Ms DEIRDRE FULLERTON is based in the School of Social and Community Sciences, University of Ulster.

Dr JOHN MALTBY is based in the School of Social Sciences and Law, Sheffield Hallam University.

Preface
Introduction
Orientation
Data Input
Listing and Exploring Data
Data Selection and Manipulation
t-tests
Crosstabulation Analysis
Analysis of Variance
Correlation and Regression
Factor Analysis
Loglinear Analysis
Multiple Response Sets
Conclusion
Appendix 1Quick Look-Up Guides to the Dataset Variables
Appendix 2 Scales
Appendix 3 Social Attitudes Survey Questionnaire
Four Accompanying Datasets: Crime, Health, Politics, Poverty

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