SPSS For Dummies

From the Back Cover
Program SPSS with Python® and Command Syntax
The fun and easy way® to generate solid decision-making results with SPSS

Stymied by SPSS? This friendly, plain-English guide gets you up and running with the latest version of the software so that you can start performing calculations right away. It then covers all key analysis topics step by step — from cross tabulation and descriptive ratios to linear regression, hierarchical analysis, and more. You’ll export data flawlessly and with flair!

Install and run the software
Get data into and out of SPSS
Create striking charts and graphs
Execute analyses — from correlations to linear models
Display data in a variety of graphs

About the Author
Arthur Griffith is a computer programmer and a writer. He is the author of
eleven books and the coauthor of three. His education was many years ago in a land far away, and he has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

During his years as a computer programmer, he developed systems as varied
as nuclear power plant construction accounting, missile guidance, remote
control of cable-TV set-top boxes, and satellite communications control. All
the work he did with computer programming required the use of mathematics
and the ability to explain complex concepts in simple language.

He moved to Alaska in an attempt to retire, but failed. He is now developing
software for Kachemak Research Development and writing books, like this one.

He and his wife, Mary, now live high up on a ridge in remote Alaska, with
moose and bear in the yard and eagles hunting from the roof.

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