SPSS Basics and Descriptive Statistics lab introduction

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SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY College of Social Work S. W. 242 Spring 2009 Edward Cohen Lab: SPSS Basics and Descriptive Statistics A. Starting and Exiting SPSS B. Opening Data Files C. Producing Frequencies and Descriptive Statistics D. My First Data File E. Saving Data Files A. Starting and Exiting SPSS Starting SPSS: SPSS Version 16 can be started in a few ways, depending on your computer Click Start, All Programs, SPSS, Inc., SPSS 16.0 O R Look for the SPSS icon on the desktop and double-click An “SPSS for Windows” dialogue box will appear. Click Cancel for now… later we will learn some other options to use when the program first opens. Exiting SPSS: Click File, Exit OR Click on the close icon in the top right corner of the SPSS program window. B. Opening Data Files Already Saved You can open data files already saved, or create a new dataset directly in SPSS, then save it for ongoing work. First, let’s practice opening an already created dataset. Let’s find the file called GSS93 subset , one of the sample files that comes with SPSS (the location of files may vary by computer) Click File, Open, Data. An “Open File” dialogue box will appear. Your search will be some variation on this: Local disk (C:), Program Files, SPSSInc, SPSS16, Samples Look for the GSS93 subset file. Click on it and then click Open .
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C. Producing Frequencies and Descriptive Statistics Let’s produce some basic statistics using this sample data set Click Analyze, Descriptive Statistics, Frequencies. A dialogue box named “Frequencies” should appear Select the desired variables listed on the left window listing. You can click on MARITAL, SEX, and RACE while holding down the Ctrl key on the keyboard to select these all concurrently. Click the arrow button in the middle of the dialogue box. The variables you selected should move over to the right window listing Click on the Statistics button at the bottom middle of the dialogue box Click to select Std. Deviation, Variance, Range, Minimum, Maximum, Mean, Median, and Mode
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