Designed as a text for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, education, sociology, demography and economics, this comprehensive book explains the theoretical and computational aspects of statistics. Since the students of social sciences often find it difficult to comprehend the statistical techniques due to complex mathematical steps involved, this book explains each concept and related statistical derivations or formulae in a simple and clear manner.
The text provides solutions to basic concepts and problems using a number of illustrations. In addition, it demonstrates the simplest way of using SPSS software for statistical analysis. SPSS screen images are used to make the ideas more clear to the readers. This is preceded by theoretical details and solved examples so that even those having minimal knowledge of computer can use SPSS easily and comprehend the complex intermediate steps involved in statistical analysis. Besides the undergraduate and postgraduate students of social sciences, the researchers and professionals in this field should find this book immensely useful.
The Second Edition of the book has been prepared on the basis of the feedback received from the readers. As per their demand, a new chapter based on multivariate analysis, i.e., Factor analysis has been introduced. Many other chapters have been modified and updated to make them more effective and simple for the readers. Most importantly, screenshots of the latest version of SPSS have been incorporated in the relevant chapters to keep the students abreast with the developments in tools and techniques of statistics.KEY FEATURES