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Getting Started with SPSS

Getting Started with SPSS

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Workshop Description

This workshop is an introduction to using SPSS and covers common tasks in data analysis.

It is not recommended for users already comfortable with the basics of SPSS, but may provide a helpful review.

The workshop does not assume any experience with SPSS, statistics, or other programs for statistical analysis.

The focus in this session is building familiarity with how one interacts with SPSS by working through common tasks in data analysis.

Software Used: SPSS


This workshop covers:

  • why use SPSS
  • navigating the SPSS interface
  • importing data
  • manipulating datasets (e.g., creating variables, recoding variables, subsetting datasets, merging datasets, aggregating datasets, reshaping datasets)
  • basic analysis of data
  • basic data visualization
  • saving your results, data, and visualizations
  • a suggested workflow

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