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SPSS Basics_1 - PH 647A Spring 2008 SPSS BASICS With its...

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Spring 2008 jcwolf 1 SPSS BASICS With its menu driven interface, SPSS is actually a user-friendly statistical package. However, like any other software program, being familiar with how to maneuver within the program will make using it far simpler. This document will introduce you to the various pieces of SPSS as well as assist you in customizing your copy of SPSS to make using the application easier. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 This is the variable view of the data. Here you can see the variable name ( 1 ); the type of variable – i.e., numeric, string, date ( 2 ); the width ( 3 ), which will determine how many characters the variable can hold; the number of decimal places ( 4 ); the label ( 5 ), which often gives a better description of the variable than the name; the values – when completed, allow the reader to understand the coding ( 6 ); and the values given missing data ( 7 ). There are a few additional columns, but for the most part, you will not need to worry about them. The SPSS Data Editor holds
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course PH 647 taught by Professor Wolff during the Spring '09 term at San Diego State.

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