SPSS IN SIMPLE STEPS is very useful for all students, researchers and faculty members who need to analyze quantitative data in their research work. This book will be essential reading for the students undertaking research work in social sciences and all other courses where emphasis is on statistical analysis using SPSS. The book will also be useful to students of Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medicine and Physical Education. The book will be very useful to doctoral students pursuing research in social sciences.
The objective of the book is to help the students and researchers to undertake statistical analysis using PASW / SPSS software package. This book is designed to be read in front of the computer screen. The book commences with an introduction to the PASW / SPSS software and provides a step-by-step approach for explaining procedures and executing PASW / SPSS commands. It provides a clear understanding of commands, procedures and functions required for carrying out statistical analysis. The book covers basic and essential features of PASW/SPSS.
The book covers:
- Overview of PASW / SPSS
- Data Entry and Data Transformation
- Descriptive Statistics and Cross-tabulations
- Graphs and Charts
- Hypothesis Testing using t-Test and ANOVA
- Correlation and Regression Analysis
- Nonparametric Tests
- Logistic Regression
- Reliability Analysis
- Factor Analysis
Dr. Kiran Pandya obtained M.Phil degree from University of Poona, for which he studied at Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics. He was awarded the degree of Philosophy by the University of Sussex (U.K.). Commonwealth Commission in U.K. awarded the Academic Staff scholarship to pursue his doctoral studies.
Currently, he is working as a Professor and Head in the Department of Research Methodology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. He has more than twenty-eight years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Pandya has published number of papers in national and international journals and also has co-authored books on quantitative methods. He is actively involved in research and carrying out sponsored projects in the area of human development.
Dr. Smruti Bulsari is currently a faculty in MBA programme of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University. She has obtained her doctoral degree and has more than ten years of teaching and research experience. She has also obtained master degrees in management and economics. She holds PG Diploma in Research Methodology and a Diploma in Computer Technology. Dr Bulsari has published papers in national and international journals. She has also co-authored books on SPSS and other subjects. She is associated with many research projects. She has delivered lectures in State-level and National-level workshops and training programmes in SPSS.
Prof. Sanjay Sinha is currently attached to ITM Business School, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai as Associate Professor. Prof Sinha has around 12 years of corporate experience in different capacities in various organizations primarily in the BFSI segment. He quit the corporate world in 2006, when he was in the Vice President cadre and joined ITM group of Institutions as faculty in the area of Finance and Quantitative Techniques. He is currently heading the Department of Quantitative Techniques and teaches several courses in the areas of Finance as well. Prof Sinha is currently pursuing doctoral degree programme. Additionally he holds M Phil degree in Financial Management, Advanced Diploma in Financial Management, MBA in Financial Management, M. Sc in Statistics and B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics. Prof Sinha has also undergone a certificate programme in Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance from University of Reading. He has publications in International Journals.