Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th Edition)

Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics (5th Edition)
Andy Field
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h265 x 195mm - 1104pg
14 Nov 2017 UK
University of Canterbury
9781526419521
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Unrivalled in the way it makes the teaching of statistics compelling and accessible to even the most anxious of students, the only statistics textbook you and your students will ever need just got better! Andy Field's bestselling Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4th Edition, already an immensely comprehensive textbook - taking students from first principles to advanced statistical concepts, and all the while grounding knowledge through the use of SPSS - now focuses on providing essential updates, better accessibility to its key features, more instructor resources and broader reach to new student groups - with powerful new digital developments on the textbook's companion website. New to the 4th Edition - *NEW* Online homework and assessment facility powered by WebAssign(R) enables you, no matter your course size, to quickly and easily set regular online assignments for your students, test them securely chapter by chapter and provide them with extra opportunities to reinforce class learning through additional online practice - all backed up with immediate online feedback about their performance.- *NEW* "Study-on-the-Go" mobile version of the online student resources encourages students equipped with smartphones and tablets to explore further into each chapter's topic by enabling instant access to additional online learning and revision material such as the SPSS videos or answers to end of chapter questions. - *NEW* Education and Sport Sciences online datasets and testbanks with enhanced ones for Psychology, Business and Management and the Health Sciences make the book even more relevant to a wider range of subjects across the social sciences and where statistics is taught to a cross-disciplinary audience. Major Updates to the 4th Edition - Fully compatible with recent SPSS releases up to and including version 20.0 - With a surprise new character to introduce them, a greater selection of webcasts including SPSS instructional videos and podcasts on the Companion Website help students walk through SPSS analyses when you can't be there to guide them, as well as to cement knowledge of concepts and procedures. - An overhauled and expanded testbank of multiple-choice questions for instructors to further test and monitor students' progress
I think this is a really good starting point for teaching stats - from assuming students knows nothing about and taking them gradually to a more advanced understanding. The book is - very helpfully- full of interesting examples and engaging style of writing. I like it that the book has several 'levels of difficulty' and engages both with practical stats and theory. The book I believe is targeted at UG students mainly, but some chapters can be recommended to MA students on research methods courses provided that they know nothing about statistics - the book is written in a very accessible manner which means that it can satisfy the need of international students in terms of level of difficulty and language (and business programmes normally have a lot of international students at MA level). The explanations are logically organized and explained in a lucid and clear manner. Little features like 'faces' I believe would make the book more attractive to UG students. I think self-test questions and the tasks at the end of chapter are very helpful, as well as the real world data and (often humorous) examples. My course is MA so I am not adopting this book for a course as a main text, but I may recommend it to students who are completely unfamiliar with statistics. -- Maria Karepova Andy Field has done it again. The fourth edition of Discovering Statistics will transform students who approach statistics with fear and loathing into adroit statistics users who understand key statistical concepts. Field's book is a practical 'how to' guide for conducting and understanding basic and advanced statistical analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics. The book is geared toward behavioural and social sciences researchers at all levels - from undergraduates taking their very first statistics course, to postgraduates. -- JoNell Strough Psychology Learning and Teaching
Andy Field is Professor of Child Psychopathology at the University of Sussex. He has published over 70 research papers, 27 book chapters, and 17 books mostly on child emotional development and statistics. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychopathology and has been an associate editor and editorial board member for the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, Cognition and Emotion, Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review and Research Synthesis Methods. His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with local and national teaching awards (University of Sussex, 2001; the British Psychological Society, 2007), a prestigious UK National Teaching Fellowship (2010), and the British Psychological Society book award (2006). He adores cats, and loves to listen to and play very heavy music. He lives in Brighton with his wonderful wife Zoe and Fuzzy the cat.

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