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LINDSEY BREWER CSSCR (CENTER FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTATION AND RESEARCH) UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON September 17, 2009 Introduction to SPSS (Version 16)
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Topics we will cover today SPSS at a glance Basic Structure of SPSS Cleaning your data Descriptive Statistics Charts Data manipulation Other Resources
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SPSS at a glance SPSS stands for Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS was made to be easier to use then other statistical software like S-Plus, R, or SAS. The newest version of SPSS is SPSS 17.0. Today we will be working on SPSS 16.0.
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How to open SPSS Go to START Click on PROGRAMS Click on SPSS INC Click on SPSS 16.0 The computers in the CSSCR lab typically have SPSS on the desktop. It is a red box that says SPSS on the top.
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Opening a data file Click on FILE OPEN DATA Click MY COMPUTER LOCAL DISK C:/ Click PROGRAM FILES SPSS Click TUTORIAL SAMPLE FILES Select CATALOG.SAV
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Basic structure of SPSS There are two different windows in SPSS 1 st – Data Editor Window - shows data in two forms Data view Variable view 2 nd – Output viewer Window – shows results of data analysis *You must save the data editor window and output viewer window separately. Make sure to save both if you want to save your changes in data or analysis.*
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Data view vs. Variable view Data view Rows are cases Columns are variables Variable view Rows define the variables Name, Type, Width, Decimals, Label, Missing, etc. Scale – age, weight, income Nominal – categories that cannot be ranked (ID number) Ordinal – categories that can be ranked (level of satisfaction)
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Cleaning your data – missing data
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