This accessible introduction to statistics using the program SPSS for Windows explains when to apply and how to calculate and interpret a wide range of statistical procedures commonly used in the social sciences. Keeping statistical symbols and formulae to a minimum and using simple examples, this book:
* assumes no prior knowledge of statistics or computing
* includes a concise introduction to the program SPSS for Windows
* describes a wider range of tests than other introductory texts
* contains a comprehensive range of exercises with answers

Fundamental Statistics for Social Research covers SPSS Release 6 for Windows 3.1 and Release 7 for Windows 95. It will prove an invaluable introductory statistics text for students, and a useful resource for graduates and professionals engaged in research in the social sciences.

chapter 1|15 pages

Role of statistics in social research

chapter 2|19 pages

Measurement and univariate analysis

chapter 3|26 pages

Introducing SPSS for Windows

chapter 7|40 pages

Bivariate and multiple regression

chapter 11|44 pages

Tests of difference for categorical data

chapter 12|27 pages

Tests of difference for ordinal data

chapter 14|19 pages

Measurement reliability and agreement