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Online Text Books
The following freely accessible online texts are currently available:
SPSS for Windows 19.0: A Basic Tutorial by Linda Fiddler, Laura Hecht, Edward E. Nelson, Elizabeth Ness Nelson, and James Ross.
This book is intended for those who want to learn the basics of SPSS (Version 19). Additional information can be found in the IBM SPSS Statistics Base 19.0 guide (SPSS, Inc.).
The book can be used as a text in a class or by those working independently. It was written as a tutorial. Each chapter has instructions that guide you through a series of problems, as well as graphics showing you what your screen should look like at various steps in the process. A subset of the 2010 General Social Survey (gss10A.por, an SPSS portable file) accompanies the text. Right click here to download gss10A. Follow the instructions for downloading the file and accessing other text information. There are also exercises at the end of each chapter for further practice and more exercises and teaching modules at this same web site.
In order to use the software that you will need for this book, you will either have to purchase SPSS or to find a computer laboratory in which SPSS has been installed. Most colleges and universities have labs where you can use SPSS. If you purchase a license for SPSS, we suggest you buy the Graduate Pack.
SPSS for Windows 16.0: A Basic Tutorial is still available.
Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science: POWERMUTT (Politically-Oriented, Web-Enhanced Research Methods for Undergraduates - Topics and Tools) by John L. Korey.
Last updated: February 4, 2013