This page contains references and links to resources for introductory statistics, learning PASW (SPSS) and using PASW (SPSS) for analysis.

While all researchers are encouraged to discuss their specific studies with the statistical consultant, these references may be useful for covering background information on statistical methodologies or self-learning.

For references to specific topics, statistical or PASW (SPSS), please contact the statistical consultant.

Text books on Introductory Statistics

  • Text book and journal article references by statistical topic, with an emphasis on medical statistics
  • Moore, D.S., and McCabe, G.P. (2003) Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 4th edition (New York: Freeman)
  • Wackerly, D.D., Mendenhall, W., and Scheaffer, R.L. (2002) Mathematical Statistics with Applications, 6th edition (Duxbury)
  • Hogg, R.V., and Tanis, E.A. (2001) Probability and Statistical Inference, 6th edition (New Jersey: Prentice-Hall)
  • Freedman, D., Pisani, R., and Purves, R. (1998) Statistics, 3rd edition (New York, Norton)

Online Statistics web books

Books on using SPSS for analysis

  • Coakes, S.J., and Steed, L.G. (2001) SPSS: Analysis without anguish: version 10.0 for Windows (Brisbane: Wiley)
  • Tabachnick, B.G., and Fidell, L.S. (2001) Using Multivariate Statistics, 4th edition (Boston: Allyn and Bacon)
  • Argyrous, G. (2000) Statistics for Social and Health Research: with a guide to SPSS (London: Sage)
  • Pallant, J. (2001) SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis using SPSS for Windows (Version 10) (Allen and Unwin)

Online SPSS tutorials and resources