Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods series) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/3
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'In this brilliant new edition Andy Field has introduced important new introductory material on statistics that the student will need and was missing at least in the first edition. This book is the best blend that I know of a textbook in statistics and a manual on SPSS. It is a balanced composite of both topics, using SPSS to illustrate important statistical material and, through graphics, to make visible important approaches to data analysis. There are many places in the book where I had to laugh, and that's saying a lot for a book on statistics. His excellent style engages the reader and makes reading about statistics fun' - David C Howell, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont USA
This award-winning text, now fully updated with SPSS Statistics, is the only book on statistics that you will need!
Fully revised and restructured, this new edition is even more accessible as it now takes students through from introductory to advanced level concepts, all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SPSS Statistics. Andy Field's humorous and self-deprecating style and the book's host of characters make the journey entertaining as well as educational.
While still providing a very comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, and packed with examples and self-assessment tests to reinforce knowledge, the new edition now also offers:
- a more gentle introduction to basic-level concepts and methods for beginners
- new textbook features to make the book more user-friendly for those learning about more advanced concepts, encouraging 'critical thinking'
- a brand new, full-colour design, making it easy for students to navigate between topics, and to understand how to use the latest version of SPSS Statistics
- both 'real world' (the bizarre and the wonderful) and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive for students
- an additional chapter on multilevel modelling for advanced-level students
- reinforced binding to make the book easier to handle at a computer workstation.
The book also includes access to a brand new and improved companion Website, bursting with features including:
- animated 'SPSS walk-through' videos clearly demonstrating how to use the latest SPSS Statistics modules
- self-marking multiple choice questions
- data sets for psychology, business and management and health sciences
- a flash-card glossary for testing knowledge of key concepts
- access to support material from SAGE study skills books.
Statistics lecturers are also provided with a whole range of resources and teaching aids, including:
- the test bank - over 300 multiple-choice questions ready to upload to WebCT, Blackboard or other virtual learning environments
- charts and diagrams in electronic format for inclusion in lecture slides
- PowerPoint slides written by the author to accompany chapters of the text.商品の説明をすべて表示する
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But at the same time, it filled in all kinds of gaps in my knowledge. He goes into the assumptions of various statistical tests, and describes in detail what to do when these assumptions are violated. He helps you read SPSS output and interpret it. I ended up with a near perfect in my doctoral Statistics course with his book -- I did the course online and his book was all I needed to succeed in the course. Great book for advanced statisticians.
My only caveat about the book is that some of the information is misleading, particularly with regard to higher level tests. For example, if you you're doing multiple regression or ANCOVA and there's a significant interaction between treatment conditions and one of the co-variates, Andy kind of throws his hands up in the air and says "this violates the assumption of homogeneity of regression slopes... see this other chapter to do a much more complicated test." But, if you do your homework, you realize Andy's advice is wrong. In truth, there are ways to "probe" the interaction and learn how the treatments behave at different levels of the co-variate. It's a pretty common procedure, so it's kind of stunning that Andy missed this.
This issue aside, I still think of this book as my statistics bible. Just know that if you're interested in doing more complicated tests, you need to do your homework and look at other references, too.
Some prudish readers might find the kind of humor in Andy's book not exactly to their taste - but then they need to read the subtitles of the book before purchasing - instead of leaving negative comments here.
Some other commenters (or 'mean-spiritied badger turds - as Andy affectionately calls them) complain that the cat/sex/ examples in the book are not the same as the data set they are working on. But this is silly - which textbook would use YOUR dataset as an illustration? The examples that Andy use had a lot of thought that went into them. They were devised to achieve maximum clarity and relevant to the chapter's content - so that you can understand the concepts!
I absolutely love this book. If every other textbook were written in this way, knowledge acquisition would be easier, faster, and ENJOYABLE experience for everyone. Thank you Andy for showing the rest of the world THE WAY!!