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Sports Research With Analytical Solution Using SPSS (Hardcover) (J. P. Verma)
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When conducting research, it is often difficult to identify an appropriate statistical technique that can be used to solve and interpret a research problem and result. This book addresses issues faced by research scholars in the fields of sports science and physical education by providing detailed analytical solutions to various research problems through the use of SPSS. This book provides a crisp, clear, and easy understanding of the methods, processes, and statistical techniques used in sports research. Short answer questions, multiple choice questions, and assignments are included in every chapter as practice exercises for the readers. In addition, case studies aid readers in appreciating the use of the discussed techniques and analyzing research data by using SPSS. The author focuses on the treatment of various parametric and nonparametric statistical tests, which are shown through the techniques and interpretations of SPSS outputs that are generated for each analysis. In addition, topics such as multiple regression analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and factor analysis are discussed. Numerous applications and examples within the fields of exercise science and physical education are included throughout to help readers gain a better understanding of the practical situations where the discussed analytical concepts can be implemented. Containing twelve chapters, the book is logically arranged and includes both fundamental and advanced concepts. The first four chapters are devoted to the applications of general statistical techniques, and Chapters 5 to 7 are focused on solving design of experiments using one-way and two-way independent ANOVA, repeated ANOVA, and ANCOVA designs. Chapter 8 deals with various nonparametric tests, and the final chapters emphasize the application of multivariate techniques in sports research.