SPSS provides you with a broad range of capabilities for the entire analytical process. With SPSS, you can generate decision-making information quickly using powerful statistics, understand and effectively present your results with high-quality tabular and graphical output, share your results with others using a variety of reporting methods, and take advantage of the analytical asset storage and deployment capabilities of other SPSS products.


This course requires a basic understanding of computers, such using pointer and input devices.


Individuals working in the following fields may benefit from SPSS

  • Survey and market research and direct marketing
  • Academia
  • Administrative research, human resources, and resource planning
  • Medical, scientific, clinical, and social science research
  • Planning and forecasting
  • Quality improvement
  • Reporting and ad-hoc decision making
  • Enterprise-level analytic application development


  • Introduction
  • Sample Files
  • Starting SPSS
  • Opening a Data File
  • Running an Analysis
  • Viewing Results
  • Creating Charts

Using the Help System

  • Using the Help System
  • Contents Window
  • Index Window
  • Dialog Box Help
  • Right-Mouse Context Help
  • Statistics Coach
  • Results Coach

Reading Data

  • Reading Data
  • Basic Structure of an SPSS Data File
  • Reading an SPSS Data File
  • Reading Data from Spreadsheets
  • Reading Data from Database
  • Reading Data from Text File

Using Distributed Analysis

  • Using Distributed Analysis
  • Connecting to a Remote Server
  • File Access in Distributed Analysis Mode
  • Using UNC Path

Using the Data Editor

  • Using the Data Editor
  • Entering Numeric Data
  • Entering String Data
  • Defining Data
  • Adding a Variable Label
  • Changing Variable Type and Format
  • Adding Value Labels for Numeric Variables
  • Adding Value Labels for String Variables
  • Using Value Labels for Data Entry
  • Handling Missing Data
  • Missing Value for a Numeric Variable
  • Missing Value for a String Variable
  • Copy and Paste Value Attributes

Working With Output

  • Working with Output
  • Using the Viewer
  • Using the Pivot Table Editor
  • Table Looks
  • Using Results in Other Application
  • Examining Summary Statistic for Individual

Examining Summary Statistics for Individual Variables

  • Level of Measurement
  • Summary Measures for Categorical Data
  • Charts for Categorical Data
  • Summary Measures for Scale Variable
  • Histograms for Scale Variable

Crosstabulation Tables

  • A Sample Crosstabulation
  • Counts vs. Percentages
  • Significance Testing for Crosstabulations
  • Adding a Layer Variable

Modifying Data Values

  • Creating a Categorical Variable from a Scale Variable
  • Two Simple Recording Rules
  • Computing New Variables

Creating and Editing Charts

  • Creating a Standard Charts
  • Editing Standard Charts
  • Creating Interaction Charts
  • Editing Interactive Charts
  • Creating an Interactive Chart from a Pivot Table

Time Saving Features

  • SPSS Syntax
  • Data Dictionary

Customizing SPSS

  • Introduction
  • Creating Custom Menu Items
  • Creating Custom Toolbars
  • Scripting Overview
    • Using Scripts
    • Using Auto-script
    • Creating Scripts
    • Creating Auto-scripts

Automated Production

    • Automated Production
    • Using the Production Facility

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