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This new edition of Field's bestselling textbook provides students of statistical methods with everything they need to understand, use and report statistics - at every level. Written in Andy Field's vivid and entertaining style, and furnished with playful examples from everyday student life (among other places), the book forms an accessible gateway into the often intimidating world of statistics and a unique opportunity for students to ground their knowledge of statistics through the use of SPSS. The text is fully compliant with the latest release of SPSS (version 13).
Key updates in Second Edition:
- More coverage with completely new material on non-parametric statistics, loglinear analysis, effect sizes and how to report statistical analysis
- Even more student-friendly features, including a glossary of key statistical terms and exercises at the end of chapters for students to work through, with datasets and answers to chapter exercises on the accompanying CD-ROM
- A larger and more easy-to-reference format: notation in each section identifies the intended level of study while the new 2-color text design enhances the features in the book and, together with the larger format, provides extra clarity throughout
- A companion website is available at www.sagepub.co.uk/field, containing resources for both students and instructors: a testbank of MCQs for students to test their own knowledge; online glossary in flash card format; multiple choice questions and answers to use for class assessment – available on restricted access basis to instructors via entry password; and PowerPoint Slides of all formatted artwork in the textbook for instructors to include in their own lecture slides.
Andy Field is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at The University of Sussex, U.K. where his success in making statistics accessible was recognized with a teaching award in 2001.
"The Second Edition of Andy Field's Discovering Statistics Using SPSS is an excellent book and a valuable addition to the teaching of statistics in the behavioral sciences. The title of the book accurately reflects the approach taken. This is not simply a primer on how to use SPSS, but is a very good statistics text using SPSS as a vehicle for illustrating and expanding on the statistical content of the book. At the same time it also serves as a manual for SPSS, and has taught me things that I had not known about the software. I find this flexible approach to the blending of content and software to be an effective way of teaching the material. It is impossible to review this book without commenting on Andy's particular style. I enjoyed it immensely and think that it would appeal to both students and their instructors. It is refreshing to see someone who doesn't take himself too seriously."
-- David C Howell, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont
This book is a lifesaver and the bonus is that it's actually enjoyable to read. Unlike most statistics authors, Andy Field seems human AND he can write clearly! I was lost in a graduate school statistics course for most of a year, with one of those professors who can't teach at all and who requires you to read one of those stats textbooks that is just a bunch of numbers on every page (probably written by one of those people who is smart in math but flunked English).I am hopeless with computers and terrible in math. Our SPSS assignments in my grad course were killing me. I tried hiring a tutor and HE got things wrong. Finally it occurred to me to do a search on Amazon, by customer review, and that's how I found Andy Field's book. Immediately, I read the chapter on the topic for the assignment I was working on. Wow! Crystal clear instructions on each and every step of the analysis. This book tells you exactly what keys to press on your computer and uses pictures from the computer screen to show you exactly what to do. You just read and follow along. And THEN...THEN!...the beauty of it...it shows you pictures of the printout and explains what everything means. I could cry from happiness. Before Fields' book it would take me a couple days of struggling, crying and swearing to finish one simple SPSS assignment. With Fields' book, it took me less than half an hour. AND...drum roll...I got my first A+ in the course.Dear Andy, if you're reading this, could you please please write similar books for more advanced stats topics, and could you write similar books for the SAS program?Now I use Amazon.com searches organized by customer reviews, to look up any and all books I need. With great results
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