This book is a must-have for anyone needing to understand large or small amounts of data. It describes how to build and interpret graphs, showing how understanding data means that the graph must clearly and succinctly answer questions about the data. In 16 of the 19 chapters research questions are presented, and the reader builds the appropriate graph needed to answer the questions. This handy guide can be used in conjunction with any introductory or intermediate statistics book where the focus is on in-depth presentation of how graphs are used. This book will also useful for graduate students doing research at the masters or doctoral level. The book also contains a chapter designed to address many of the ways that graphs can be used to mislead the graph reader.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: James O. Aldrich , Hilda M. Rodriguez
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Dimensions: Width: 18.70cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 23.20cm
ISBN 10: 1452216843
Publication Date: 13 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Tertiary & Higher Education
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In stock
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction: Graphical Presentation of Data Chapter 2. Simple Bar Graph Chapter 3. Stacked Bar Graph Chapter 4. Clustered Bar Graph Chapter 5. Pie Graph Chapter 6. Simple Line Graph Chapter 7. Multiple Line Graph Chapter 8. Simple Histogram Chapter 9. Population Pyramid Chapter 10. 1-D Boxplot Chapter 11. Simple Boxplot Chapter 12. Clustered Boxplot Chapter 13. Simple Scatterplot Chapter 14. Grouped Scatterplot Chapter 15. High-Low Graphs Chapter 16. Paneling on One Dimension Chapter 17. Paneling on Two Dimensions Chapter 18. Deceptive Graphing Examples Chapter 19. Summary Appendix A. SPSS Basic Information Appendix B. Answers to Chapter Exercises Appendix C. Chapters and SPSS Databases Used Appendix D. Graph Selection - Type and Purpose
This book provides excellent descriptions and guidance on the use of graphical images for data presentation. These are necessary tools for all students pursuing graduate degrees with a research component attached. -- Clifton C. Addison 20111028 I am delighted to see a book of this kind. It fills a gap in conventional statistics books, which devote just one chapter to graphical displays. This book helps students make the connection between research questions and graphical approaches in a way that no other statistics book has done. -- Camille L. Lawrence 20111028 I like the approach that argues graphs are one way to understand data and answer pertinent questions. This is a very useful entree for the many 'number-phobic' students we encounter in social work. -- Rosemary McCaslin 20111028 I don't know of a comparable book. There are many excellent books on SPSS statistical procedures but this is the first one on graphics that I've seen which is why I was so excited to review it...The level of detail and the number of examples are key strengths. My impression that overall it is one of a kind is the biggest strength. -- James P. Donnelly
James O. Aldrich (Doctor of Public Administration, University of Laverne) is a retired lecturer on statistics and research methods at California State University, Northridge. He has served as principal investigator and codirector of a National Cancer Institute research project. He held the appointment of Instructor in the Department of Pathology at the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine. He has served on various committees for the Los Angeles chapter of the American Statistical Association and has taught biostatistics, epidemiology, social statistics, and research methods courses for 20 years. The primary statistical software used for his coursework has been SPSS. James has recently coauthored the book Using SPSS: An Interactive and Hands-on Approach which was published in July 2011 by Sage Publications. Hilda M. Rodriguez (Bachelor's Degree in Sociology, California State University at Northridge) was the teaching assistant in statistics and the laboratory using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. She edited the original manuscript and discovered many useful additions that were incorporated in Using SPSS: An Interactive and Hands-on Approach, a book published by Sage Publications in July 2011. She came to this country from El Salvador speaking Spanish only but soon learned English and has begun her pursuit of higher education. Hilda is active at her church, St. Joseph the Worker, in Winnetka, California where she teaches religious doctrine to children, young adults and seniors. It is in this work that her bi-lingual and bi-cultural capabilities benefit her students.
Tab Content 6Author Website:
Recent ReviewsNo review item found!
Add your own review!
Countries AvailableAll regions