Using Statistics in Social Work Practice is a practical basic statistics book intended for social workers who want or need to learn SPSS. Instead of focusing on the memorization of formulas, the author discusses the purpose of each statistical test, the rationale social workers may have for choosing it, and the assumptions made by each test. Each statistical test is accompanied by an example particular to the field of social work. The book teaches students how to use SPSS to run each test, read its output, interpret, and write the results. A database prepared by the author is available on the Web for those who have access to SPSS software. Lyceum Books also offers a bound set of the book and a CD containing licensed SPSS software.