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 most chapters, research questions are presented, and the reader builds the appropriate graph needed to answer the questions.
It's easy to read, and provides plenty of examples and practice so students can get the concepts. —David Nalbone, Purdue University
It presents a comprehensive list of graphs available in SPSS, with details about how to construct and interpret them. —Thomas Short, John Carroll University
The comprehensive treatment of an important topic, including “walk-throughs” of how to produce a graph of each type, is well done. The chapter on deception brings in coverage of a useful and important topic as well. —Christopher Lawrence, Virginia Tech University
PURPOSE OF GRAPHS YOU ARE ABOUT TO BUILD
- To compare the variability of a continuous variable categorized by a discrete variable
11.1 Introduction to the Simple Boxplot
First, we advise you not to be misled by what we consider to be a confusing name especially when this graph is compared with the 1-D boxplot described ...