There are many good statistics books that can be used to extend
your understanding of the techniques covered in the SPSS Survival
Manual. I have listed a few titles here to get you started. Watch
out for new editions of these books as they appear.
Bowling, A. (1997). Research
methods in health: investigating health and health services. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Boyce, J. (2003). Market research in practice. Boston:
Cone, J. & Foster, S. (1993). Dissertations and theses
from start to finish. Washington: American Psychological Association.
Goodwin, C. J. (1998). Research in psychology: Methods and
design (2nd edition). New York: John Wiley.
Stangor, C. (1998). Research methods for the behavioral sciences.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Oppenheim, A. N. (1992). Questionnaire
design, interviewing and attitude measurement. London: St Martins Press.
Scale selection and construction
Dawis, R. V. (1987). Scale
construction. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 34, 481 489.
DeVellis, R. F. (2003). Scale development: Theory and applications
(2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.
Gable, R. K. & Wolf, M. B. (1993). Instrument development
in the affective domain: Measuring attitudes and values in corporate
and school settings. Boston: Kluner Academic.
Kline, P. (1986). A handbook of test construction. New York: Methuen.
Robinson, J.P. Shaver, P. R. & Wrightsman, L. S. (Eds.), Measures
of personality and social psychological attitudes. Hillsdale, NJ:
Streiner, D. L. & Norman, G. R. (1995). Health measurement
scales: A practical guide to their development and use (2nd edition).
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Cooper, D. R., & Schindler,
P. S. (2003). Business research methods (8th ed.). Boston: McGraw
Everitt, B. S. (1996). Making sense of statistics in psychology:
A second level course. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gravetter, F. J. & Wallnau, L. B. (2000). Statistics for
the behavioral sciences (5th edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.