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Argyrous, George

Statistics for research : with a guide to spss. George Argyrous - 3 - New Delhi Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd. 2012 - 608 p. Paper

Preface
I: AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
Variables and Their Measurement
Setting up an SPSS Data File
II: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: GRAPHS AND TABLES
The Graphical Description of Data
The Tabular Description of Data
Using Tables to Investigate the Relationship between Variables: Crosstabulations
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Nominal data
Measures of Association for Crosstabulations: Ranked Data
Multivariate Analysis of Crosstabs: Elaboration
III: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: NUMERICAL MEASURES
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
The Normal Curve
Correlation and Regression
Multiple Regression
IV: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR A MEAN
Sampling Distributions
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing and the One Sample z-test for a Mean
The One Sample t-test for a Mean
Inference Using Estimation and Confidence Intervals
The Two Samples t-test for the Equality of Means
The F-test for the Equality of More Than Two Means: Analysis of Variance
The Two Dependent Samples t-Test for the Mean Difference
V: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: TESTS FOR FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS
One Sample Tests for a Binomial Distribution
One-sample Tests for a Multinomial Distribution
The Chi-Square Test for Independence
Frequency Tests for Two Dependent Samples
VI: INFERENTIAL STATISTICS: OTHER TESTS OF SIGNIFICANCE
Rank-Order Tests for two or more Samples
The t-test for a Correlation Coefficient
VII: ADVANCED TOPICS
Statistical Power
Generating New Variables in SPSS: The Recode, Compute and Multiple Response Commands
Appendix
Key Equations
Glossary
Answers
Index



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- End of chapter exercises to help you put your learning into practice

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