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SPSS_tut1 - SPSS for Windows Using SPSS Version 12.0 at the...

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Using SPSS Version 12.0 at the GSE Computer Labs Dae Yeop Kim, Ph.D. Graduate School of Education Portland State University SPSS for Windows Self-Tutorial I
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T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s PART I: Introduction ................................................................................. 1 The NYCSCH1.SAV SPSS Data File ........................................................... 1 PART II: What to Do ..................................................................................... 2 Step 1: Entering SPSS for Windows ............................................................ 2 Step 2: Changing your Active Window ........................................................ 5 Step 3: Establishing Preferences ................................................................... 6 Step 4: Opening your Data File ................................................................... 11 Step 5: Generating Command Lines for Data Listings and Statistical Results .......................................................................... 15 Step 6: Editing and Saving your Command (Syntax) File ........................... 29 Step 7: Running your Command (Syntax) File ........................................... 33 Step 8: Printing your Results ...................................................................... 35 Step 9: Exiting SPSS .................................................................................. 36 PART III: Appendix ...................................................................................... 37 Mouse-Usage Terms .................................................................................... 37 2
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Part I.  Introduction This tutorial is designed to teach you the basics of using Release 12.0 of SPSS for Windows , the Windows-based version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, on the IBM-type personal computer hardware provided for the general GSE community. This document serves as both a reference guide for the basic functions of SPSS, and also as a complete exercise , should you need a hands-on lesson in the basics of SPSS. Data Background Using SPSS for Windows, you will statistically analyze a SPSS data file named NYCSCH1.SAV, which deals with 577 New York City (NYC) elementary schools. This school-level dataset includes information on test scores, student demographics, school expenditures and teacher resources from the 1999-2000 school year. Variables in the NYCSCH1.SAV SPSS System File YEAR School year BDS School code DISTRICT Community school district BORO Borough code (M=Manhattan, S=Staten Island, B=Brooklyn, Q=Queens, and X=Bronx) ENROLL Total number of students registered as of 10/31 NBLACK Number of black students NASIPL Number of Asian or other students NHISP Number of Hispanic students NWHITE Number of white students NFEMALE Number of females NFLNCH Number students eligible for free lunch NRIMMIG Number of recent immigrants NLEP Number of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students NSE Number of full-time Special education students TOTEXP Total expenditure ($) PTCHLIC Percent teachers with fully licensed and permanently assigned PTCHL2YR Percent teachers worked less than 2 yrs in this school PTCH5YR Percent teachers with more than 5 years of teaching experience PTCHMA Percent teachers with a master’s degree or higher PTCHABS Teacher's average number of days absent per school year G3ENROL Grade 3, number of students registered as of 10/31 GR3ZMEAN Grade 3, average normalized reading score GM3ZMEAN Grade 3, average normalized math score G4ENROL Grade 4, number of students registered as of 10/31 GR4ZMEAN Grade 4, average normalized reading score GM4ZMEAN Grade 4, average normalized math score G5ENROL Grade 5, number of students registered as of 10/31 GR5ZMEAN Grade 5, average normalized reading score GM5ZMEAN Grade 5, average normalized math score 1
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Part II:  What to Do STEP 1: Entering SPSS for Windows To enter the SPSS program, click on: Start All Programs SPSS for Windows SPSS 12.0 for Windows In response, SPSS starts up.
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