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This simple, user-friendly introduction to SPSS for Windows has been updated so that it can be used with Versions 10, 11, 12, and 13 of SPSS. For this latest edition, the authors have added two short chapters, one on recoding variables and handling large data files and another on using SPSS syntax, and there is also a new appendix that discusses procedures for exporting and importing Excel files. Readers can easily type in the data to gain data entry experience, or can download the data sets used in the book from this site.

This book was written on the basis of formal usability trials with people who wanted to learn to use SPSS and who suggested numerous improvements to the presentation and content of an early draft. The book is unique in the way in which it has been road-tested and improved by students and researchers learning SPSS. The third edition retains all of the features that made earlier editions so attractive to students and teachers:

The third edition will continue to enable students to learn to use SPSS quickly and painlessly, assuming they have some basic understanding of statistical methods.

For further information about the new edition, read the
new preface and introduction.