An Introductory Guide to SPSS® for Windows, Second Edition by Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

By Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

An Introductory advisor to SPSS® for Windows®, moment variation develops SPSS talents utilizing pattern courses illustrating the right way to behavior the analyses more often than not coated in an introductory information direction. through the booklet, information are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of analysis questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make whilst working SPSS. routines also are integrated, with ideas supplied within the appendix. This moment version has been up-to-date to SPSS model 12.0, and comprises new SPSS positive aspects, together with the way to recode information utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content info utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.

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Imagine the increased relative ease if you had 500, 5,000, or 500,000 cases instead of just 50. qxd 2/14/2005 6:05 PM Page 25 Running SPSS Let’s take a careful look at the SPSS Viewer window. First, note that the window is divided into two panes. The pane on the left shows the contents of the SPSS output in outline form. ” Following the Output is the “Log,” which contains the commands that SPSS executed to run the analysis. Don’t worry if you do not see the log in your output, as that simply means that the option to display the log in the SPSS Viewer has not been selected for your program (however, you may change that option if you wish).

You can edit the title by double-clicking on it and then making the changes you wish. If you then click on “Descriptive Statistics” in the outline on the left, an arrow points to the table on the right, which contains the results of the analysis. Thus, by using the outline on the left, you can easily navigate through the output to see the portion in which you are interested. This is particularly helpful when the output is lengthy, in that it is easy to go directly to any portion of the output without having to scroll through the entire output searching for the portion that you want.

74). , cases with no missing data). qxd 26 2/14/2005 6:05 PM Page 26 An Introductory Guide to SPSS for Windows “Descriptive” will include the total number of valid cases available for any one variable. ” It is worth noting that had we not taken the time to assign names and labels to the variables, then instead of seeing “Academic Ability” and “Parent Education” in the left column, we would instead see “aa” and “pe” or “VAR00002” and “VAR00003” (that is, either the variable name without a label or the default name for the variables in the second and third columns of the Data Editor window if they are not given a name).

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