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A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science, International Edition is a supplemental text that can be used with another statistics or research methods text. Designed for Political Science majors, A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science, International Edition helps students navigate through SPSS while taking a statistics or research methods course. The text includes additional coverage of categorical dependent variables, sample problems, and data sets specifically for Political Science. The American National Election Studies (ANES) database is used for sample problems, providing students with well-known and widely used resources in Political Science.
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ETHICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 3e, International Edition is a highly anticipated revision that will help readers understand the legal, ethical, and societal implications of information technology. The third edition offers updated and newsworthy coverage of issues such as file sharing, infringement of intellectual property, security risks, Internet crime, identity theft, employee surveillance, privacy, compliance, social networking, and ethics of IT corporations. This book offers an excellent foundation in ethical decision-making for current and future business managers and IT professionals.
SAS programming is a creative and iterative process designed to empower you to make the most of your organization's data. This friendly guide provides you with a repertoire of essential SAS tools for data management, whether you are a new or an infrequent user. Most useful to students and programmers with little or no SAS experience, it takes a no-frills, hands-on tutorial approach to getting started with the software. You will find immediate guidance in navigating, exploring, visualizing, cleaning, formatting, and reporting on data using SAS and JMP. Step-by-step demonstrations, screenshots, handy tips, and practical exercises with solutions equip you to explore, interpret, process and summarize data independently, efficiently and effectively.
Learn how to use R to turn raw data into insight, knowledge, and understanding. This book introduces you to R, RStudio, and the tidyverse, a collection of R packages designed to work together to make data science fast, fluent, and fun. Suitable for readers with no previous programming experience, R for Data Science is designed to get you doing data science as quickly as possible. Authors Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund guide you through the steps of importing, wrangling, exploring, and modeling your data and communicating the results. You'll get a complete, big-picture understanding of the data science cycle, along with basic tools you need to manage the details. Each section of the book is paired with exercises to help you practice what you've learned along the way. You'll learn how to: Wrangle-transform your datasets into a form convenient for analysis Program-learn powerful R tools for solving data problems with greater clarity and ease Explore-examine your data, generate hypotheses, and quickly test them Model-provide a low-dimensional summary that captures true "signals" in your dataset Communicate-learn R Markdown for integrating prose, code, and results
An accessible primer on how to create effective graphics from data This book provides students and researchers a hands-on introduction to the principles and practice of data visualization. It explains what makes some graphs succeed while others fail, how to make high-quality figures from data using powerful and reproducible methods, and how to think about data visualization in an honest and effective way. Data Visualization builds the reader (TM)s expertise in ggplot2, a versatile visualization library for the R programming language. Through a series of worked examples, this accessible primer then demonstrates how to create plots piece by piece, beginning with summaries of single variables and moving on to more complex graphics. Topics include plotting continuous and categorical variables; layering information on graphics; producing effective oesmall multiple plots; grouping, summarizing, and transforming data for plotting; creating maps; working with the output of statistical models; and refining plots to make them more comprehensible. Effective graphics are essential to communicating ideas and a great way to better understand data. This book provides the practical skills students and practitioners need to visualize quantitative data and get the most out of their research findings. Provides hands-on instruction using R and ggplot2 Shows how the oetidyverse of data analysis tools makes working with R easier and more consistent Includes a library of data sets, code, and functions
Completely up to date, the no-nonsense A SIMPLE GUIDE TO IBM SPSS: FOR VERSION 22.0, Thirteenth Edition, equips you with everything you need to know to get started with the newest version of SPSS (R) for Windows (R). The guide's straightforward style frees learners to concentrate on learning basic statistical concepts, while still developing familiarity with SPSS (R). Step-by-step instruction quickly gets users up to speed, enabling them to begin using SPSS (R) to conduct statistical analyses.
Make bookkeeping a breeze with Sage Sage 50 Accounts is a tremendously popular resource among accounting professionals, and exciting upgrades in version 22 make it even more useful. This book helps you use get started with installation as well as customisation, and in a short time you'll be running VAT returns and producing reports. Newer features help you store copies on the cloud, access data from anywhere and much more. Inside...* Fully updated screenshots * How to use Sage Drive * A guide to key buttons * New ways to access tasks * Toolbar configuration tips * Valuable window shortcuts * How to process paperwork * Project management help * Tips on using mobile apps
Mastering R has never been easier Picking up R can be tough, even for seasoned statisticians and data analysts. R For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a quick and painless way to master all the R you'll ever need. Requiring no prior programming experience and packed with tons of practical examples, step-by-step exercises, and sample code, this friendly and accessible guide shows you how to know your way around lists, data frames, and other R data structures, while learning to interact with other programs, such as Microsoft Excel. You'll learn how to reshape and manipulate data, merge data sets, split and combine data, perform calculations on vectors and arrays, and so much more. R is an open source statistical environment and programming language that has become very popular in varied fields for the management and analysis of data. R provides a wide array of statistical and graphical techniques, and has become the standard among statisticians for software development and data analysis. R For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the intimidation out of working with R and arms you with the knowledge and know-how to master the programming language of choice among statisticians and data analysts worldwide. * Covers downloading, installing, and configuring R * Includes tips for getting data in and out of R * Offers advice on fitting regression models and ANOVA * Provides helpful hints for working with graphics R For Dummies, 2nd Edition is an ideal introduction to R for complete beginners, as well as an excellent technical reference for experienced R programmers.
As one of the most popular software tools in the world, Microsoft Excel is used by business analysts across the globe to keep track of details, look deeply into the data that drives business, and provide managers with the information and insights they need to keep their companies moving forward. MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 FOR THE BUSINESS ANALYST is an introduction to Excel, written by a business analyst for business analysts. While providing a general overview of the features and functions of Excel, the book places special emphasis on helping users in the task of data analysis. The book begins with a conceptual overview and a discussion of Excel's main components--cells, worksheets, tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts. That material provides an understanding of how Excel summarizes data and paves the way for a detailed exploration of the software's formulas and functions. Written in an easy-to-grasp style, with plenty of helpful screenshots, MICROSOFT EXCEL 2013 FOR THE BUSINESS ANALYST is perfect for analysts who are new to Excel or experienced users who wish to learn more about Excel's business-analysis capabilities.
Essentials of Programming in Mathematica (R) provides an introduction suitable for readers with little or no background in the language as well as for those with some experience using programs such as C, Java, or Perl. The author, an established authority on Mathematica (R) programming, has written an example-driven text that covers the language from first principles, as well as including material from natural language processing, bioinformatics, graphs and networks, signal analysis, geometry, computer science, and many other applied areas. The book is appropriate for self-study or as a text for a course in programming in computational science. Readers will benefit from the author's tips, which provide insight and suggestions on small and large points. He also provides more than 350 exercises from novice through to advanced level with all of the solutions available online.
A hands-on guide to using Excel in the business context First published in 2012, Using Excel for Business and Financial Modelling contains step-by-step instructions of how to solve common business problems using financial models, including downloadable Excel templates, a list of shortcuts and tons of practical tips and techniques you can apply straight away. Whilst there are many hundreds of tools, features and functions in Excel, this book focuses on the topics most relevant to finance professionals. It covers these features in detail from a practical perspective, but also puts them in context by applying them to practical examples in the real world. Learn to create financial models to help make business decisions whilst applying modelling best practice methodology, tools and techniques. - Provides the perfect mix of practice and theory - Helps you become a DIY Excel modelling specialist - Includes updates for Excel 2019/365 and Excel for Mac - May be used as an accompaniment to the author's online and face-to-face training courses Many people are often overwhelmed by the hundreds of tools in Excel, and this book gives clarity to the ones you need to know in order to perform your job more efficiently. This book also demystifies the technical, design, logic and financial skills you need for business and financial modelling.
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