Higher Education

A Simple Guide to IBM SPSS: for Version 22.0, 13th Edition

  • Lee A. Kirkpatrick College of William and Mary
  • Brooke C. Feeney Carnegie Mellon University
  • ISBN-10: 1305389905  |  ISBN-13: 9781305389908
  • 128 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2011
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.75
  • Newer Edition Available



Completely up to date, the no-nonsense A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS: FOR VERSION 22.0, Thirteenth Edition, equips students with everything they need to know about the newest version of SPSS® for Windows® so they can effectively use the program in their statistics class. The guide's straightforward style frees students to concentrate on learning basic statistical concepts, while still developing familiarity with SPSS®. Its student-friendly, step-by-step instruction quickly gets students up to speed. In no time, they will confidently start using SPSS® to do homework problems and conduct statistical analyses for research projects.

Features and Benefits

  • Extremely student friendly, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS equips students with plenty of hands-on experience putting what they've learned into practice. A sample problem is provided for each type of analysis, giving students step-by-step instruction. The sample problems are similar to the problems provided at the end of a typical workbook chapter.
  • Ensuring students gain a thorough understanding, the book offers detailed instructions for conducting each type of analysis in two ways: The "Syntax Method" (using SPSS® command language) and the "Point and Click Method" (using pull-down menus and dialog boxes)-giving you complete flexibility in how you prefer to teach.
  • Offering additional insight, output is accompanied by simple explanations to help users understand their results.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to SPSS for Windows.
2. Entering Data and Naming Variables.
3. Specifying Analyses Using the Point-and-Click Method.
4. Specifying Analyses Using the Syntax Method.
5. Viewing and Manipulating Output.
6. Frequency Distributions and Descriptive Statistics.
7. One-Sample t-Test.
8. Independent-Samples t-Test.
9. Dependent-Samples (Matched-Pairs, Paired Samples).
10. One-Way Between-Groups (Independent Groups).
11. Two-Way Between-Groups (Independent Groups).
12. One-Way Within-Subjects (Repeated Measures) ANOVA.
13. Two-Way Mixed (Between-Within) ANOVA.
14. Correlations.
15. Simple Regression.
16. Multiple Regression.
17. Chi-Square Test of Independence.
Appendix A: Saving and Retrieving Files.
Appendix B: Data Transformations.

What's New

  • Offering the most current coverage available, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS: FOR VERSION 22.0, Thirteenth Edition, reflects the changes in the new version of the software.
  • Completely up to date, the thirteenth edition includes new screenshots throughout the text.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lee A. Kirkpatrick

Lee A. Kirkpatrick is Associate Professor of Psychology at the College of William and Mary, where he has taught since 1991. He teaches courses in statistics (introductory and advanced/graduate), research methods, and evolutionary psychology. He received his PhD in social/personality psychology from the University of Denver in 1988.