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Textbooks

The numerous online resources will get you so far, but for a comprehensive guide to how to do statistics using SPSS (or any other statistical software) and how to interpret the results, you will need a text book.  Field (2009) is essential reading, … Continue reading

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Using Excel

Before encountering SPSS or any other statistical software, we generally have to organise our data in some form using Excel spreadsheets.  Try this  guide to the basics of using Excel  or this pdf document if you are using Excel for Survey Questionnaires. If you … Continue reading

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Stats calculation tools

There are a number of online tools for calculating basic statistics.  This Psychology.org site provides a long list of websites and links of tips, tools and blogs.  Try this  Free online tool  Its modular design and sophisticated interface makes it very … Continue reading

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Explaining Statistical Concepts

Lots of statistics sites cover the basic information so it makes sense to be clear on what exactly you are looking for. Do you need to look up something quickly or have you a bit of time to spend going … Continue reading

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Choosing Statistical Tests

There are lots of sites out there that help you to select which statistical test to use, some of which are below. You probably need to know a few basics before you start, such as what type of design you … Continue reading

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