Statistics for International Social Work and Other Behavioral Sciences

Statistics for International Social Work and Other Behavioral Sciences

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Statistics for International Social Work And Other Behavioral Sciences presents statistics using straightforward, accessible language, making it easier for students of all backgrounds -- particularly social work student undergraduates, graduates and practitioners -- to learn and apply statistical concepts, tools, and procedures. The book incorporates two powerful statistical software programs, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Excel ToolPak, into statistical computations. The course contents have been organized pedagogically in an order that allows students to view the progression of concepts and hand calculations in conjunction with computerized statistical analysis tools. Furthermore, this text is unique in that it includes appendices specifically designed to provide instructions on preparing data for data entry, construct variable names, and data analysis-using SPSS; present guidelines to nonparametric statistics and post hoc comparisons; and focus on Microsoft Excel ToolPak, which is available in most personally owned computers and handheld devices such as tablets and smart phones. The book also includes robust instructor and student materials via a companion website.Similarly, when importing data from Excel and dBase, some of the variables in the data set may have been structured using string ... The following summarizes types of variables as provided by SPSS (online version 21, 2014): a€c Numeric. ... A numeric variable whose values are displayed in one of several calendar-date or clock-time formats. ... The century range for two-digit year values is determined by Options settings (from the Edit menu, choose Options, and then click the Data tab ).

Title:Statistics for International Social Work and Other Behavioral Sciences
Author: Serge C. Lee, Kelly Anders
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2016-01-22

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