For courses in Introductory Statistics and Research Methods courses using SPSS.
Using SPSS guides students through the most basic of SPSS techniques usingstep-by-step descriptions, presents statistical techniques andinstruction on how to conduct statistical analyses, and explains in detail how to avoid all theobstacles common in the study of statistics.
The development of easy-to-use statistical software like SPSS has changed the way statistics is being taught and learned. Students can make transformations of variables, creategraphs of distributions of variables,and select among statistical analyses all at the click of a button. However, even with these advancements,students sometimes still find statistics to be an arduous task. Theycontinue to befaced with many potential obstacles and they might feel overwhelmed and stressed rather than challenged and excited about the potential for mastering these important skills. Samuel Green and Neil Salkind have written a text to specifically address these issues.