Using SPSS to Understand
Research and Data Analysis

Daniel Arkkelin
Valparaiso University


Table of Contents

Part I - Fundamentals of SPSS

Chapter 1 - First Contact: Overview of Book & SPSS Help
Chapter 2 - Close Encounter: The Data Editor, Syntax Editor & Output Viewer
Chapter 3 - Point-and Click: Conducting Analyses in the Data Editor

Part II - Creating and Modifying a Data File

Chapter 4 - Variables in the EZDATA File: Sex Roles, Work Motives & Leadership
Chapter 5 - Housekeeping: Transforming Variables and Adding Labels

Part III - Descriptive & Correlational Research & Analyses

Chapter 6 - The Frequencies Procedure: Summarizing with Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 7 - Crosstabs: Bivariate Relationships Between Categorical Variables
Chapter 8 - Correlation: Bivariate Relationships Between Continuous Variables

Part IV - Two-Sample Experimental Designs & Analyses

Chapter 9 - Independent Samples t-test: Testing Differences Between Two Groups
Chapter 10 - Paired Samples t-test: Testing Differences Between Correlated Groups

Part V - Multiple-Samples Experimental Designs & Analyses

Chapter 11 - One-Way ANOVA: Differences Between Multiple Independent Groups
Chapter 12 - Repeated Meansures ANOVA: Differences Between Correlated Groups

Part VI - Complex Experimental Designs & Analyses

Chapter 13 - Factorial Independent Groups ANOVA: Two Independent Variables
Chapter 14 - Mixed-Model ANOVA: Combining Between & Within-Groups Factors

Chapter 15 - Epilogue: SPSS, Data Analysis & The EZ Research Project
Appendix - Reassurance & Help for the Nervous Novice

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