2A_Bar_graphs_Histograms_and_Descriptive

2A_Bar_graphs_Histograms_and_Descriptive - STAT LAB 2A: Bar...

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STAT LAB 2A: Bar graphs and Histograms 1. Enter the SPSS program. 2. Click on Cancel 3. Blank data set appears. Click on File – Open Data . Open your Allergy Symptoms saved data file from last class. Making a Bar Graph: remember Bar graphs are used to plot a frequency distribution of discrete/nominal variables 4. To make a Bar graph of the frequency distribution of Pets variable (using Allergy data source) click on Analyze – Descriptive Statistics – Frequencies 5. A box should appear. In the left column select /click on/ highlight Pets then hit the arrow button in between the two columns to move Pets over to the “Variable” right column. 6. Make sure the “Display frequency tables” (lower left) is Not selected (this would create a frequency table that differs from the ones you have created in class so, we will not mess with it…) 7. Hit the “Charts” button (middle button on the right). Select Bar Charts press Continue. 8.
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2009 for the course PSY 3301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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