About the BookThe basic knowledge of various statistical tools for research is very essential for candidates pursuing post-graduation or Ph.D. For non-statistics students, it will be very difficult to look into the concepts and applications of statistics in research. The book is designed to help the beginners in having a basic understanding about various statistical tools and how to use them for solving research problems. It is written in such a way that it addresses in a simplified way the basic doubts the beginners usually have.
Various quantitative methods of data analysis have been explained in a lucid manner giving suitable examples. Statistical reasoning has been delineated in a lucid style. Sampling and probability as research methods have been dealt with in separate chapters.
The IBM SPSS applications of statistical tools are illustrated with diagrams in a step by step method which will be easy for the users to understand and apply. Parametric Hypothesis Testing by using IBM SPSS has been taken up in an exclusive chapter for focused analysis. The two-variable analysis-correlation and regression also form part of the text.
The book is assisted with SPSS data sets which will help the users to solve practical problems. About the Author/sProfessor K. Kalyanaraman has over 46 years of professional experience in academics, consultancy and research. He is an eminent academician retired from the Department of Statistics, University of Kerala. He is a regular invitee to academic staff colleges in the area of research methodology and analytics.
Prof. Kalyanaraman serves as a consultant for many multinational software companies. He has published a number of research papers on theoretical and applied statistics in national and international journals. He has been associated with the analysis for more than 1000 Ph.D. theses in various disciplines.
Dr. Hareesh N. Ramanathan, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Management, is currently serving as the Professor and Head of Department of Management Studies, Toc H Institute of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala. He is a regular invitee to AICTE/UGC sponsored programmes in the field of research methodology and data analysis. He is also serving as a consultant to several NGOs and individuals in the field of business analytics and research. His areas of specialization are research methodology, marketing research and research analytics with IBM SPSS and IBM AMOS.
Dr. P.N. Harikumar, MBA, Ph.D., is working as the Head of the Post-graduate Department of Commerce & Tourism, Catholicate College, Pathanamthitta, Kerala. He has published 75 research papers in journals of national and international repute. He has participated and presented papers in 21 international conferences in some of the best universities India and abroad. He has also participated and presented papers in more than 25 national seminars in India. He has organized a large number of research methodology workshops, seminars and FDPs relating to the Applications of Statistical Techniques in Research, particularly Multivariate Analysis and Panel Data Analysis and Time series regression models. Four Ph.D. degrees have been awarded under his guidance.