A guide to quantitative methods

The purpose of the guide is to provide both basic understanding of statistical concepts as well as practical tools to analyse quantitative data in SPSS.

There are no mathematical equations in this guide and it is limited to aspects that are fundamental for conducting research. It contains everything from descriptive statistics to advanced regression analysis. As such, it can be useful for both practitioners as well as for students at the undergraduate level, the advanced level, and the doctoral level.

This guide is free for anyone to use and distribute. Any questions, inqueries, or reporting of errors in the guide may be directed to Ylva B Almquist.

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Table of contents (lastest version)

     Introduction

  1. The SPSS environment
  2. Basic statistical concepts
  3. Descriptive statistics
  4. Producing descriptive statistics in SPSS
  5. Other useful features in SPSS
  6. Statistical significance
  7. Compare means
  8. Chi square
  9. Correlation analysis
  10. Factor analysis
  11. X, Y and Z
  12. Preparations for regression analysis
  13. Linear regression
  14. Logistic regression
  15. Ordinal regression
  16. Multinomial regression
  17. Interaction analysis

Example data used in the guide

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This guide is free for anyone to use and distribute. Any questions, inqueries, or reporting of errors in the guide may be directed to Ylva B Almquist.

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