Survey Research and Analysis: Applications in Parks, Recreation and Human Dimensions

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Venture Publishing, 2008 - Social Science - 635 pages
Practical guidelines are provided for determining which statistical techniques are appropriate for analyzing research questions and hypotheses. The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is used to illustrate statistics typically employed by survey researchers (e.g., frequencies, crosstabs, chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, logistic regression, discriminant analysis) as well as indicators of practical significance (e.g., effect sizes, odds ratios). Data manipulation strategies for transforming variables are described. Procedures for testing measurement reliability, handling missing data, and dealing with outliers are examined. SPSS procedures and output are illustrated using graphics that explain their meaning and interpretation in an easy to understand manner. Sample tables are used to illustrate conversion of output data to usable information."--pub. desc.

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