Author(s): Andy FieldDifference between 4th and 3rd editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions**

- Period between current and previous publications: 4 years (2013 vs 2009).
- Field's book was first published in 2000 under the title "Discovering Statistics Using SPSS for Windows".
- There are noticeable differences between 3rd and 4th editions. The Fourth Edition contains 95 pages more.
- Two new characters -- Statistical cult leader Oditi provides students with access to video clips to help further understanding of statistical/SPSS concepts, while Confusius helps students to make better sense of statistical terms.
- New Chapter 5 "The beast of bias" covers :
- What is bias and bias sources, including violation of assumptions, outliers.
- Spotting outliers, normality, linearity and heterogeneity of variance.
- Four methods on how to reduce bias impact.
- New Chapter 10 "Moderation, mediation and more regression" includes the following sections:
- Installing SPSS custom dialogs
- Moderation
- Mediation
- Categorical variables in regression
- New Epilogue "Life after discovering statistics" provides the following topics:
- Emails from readers who liked the book
- Remark that Andy Field is a psychologist
- Craziness on a grand scale

Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics

Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd, March 31, 2013

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Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd, January 24, 2013

Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Method)

Published by: SAGE Publications Ltd, January 21, 2009

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and SPSS CD Version 17.0

**Paperback**, 821 pages

Published by: Sage Publications, Inc, March 23, 2009

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Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (Introducing Statistical Methods)

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