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

By Dr. Eric L. Einspruch

An Introductory consultant to SPSS® for Windows®, moment variation develops SPSS talents utilizing pattern courses illustrating how you can behavior the analyses in most cases lined in an introductory facts path. in the course of the booklet, info are analyzed and SPSS output are interpreted within the context of study questions. Boldface textual content is used to point operations or offerings the reader might want to make whilst working SPSS. routines also are incorporated, with strategies supplied within the appendix. This moment variation has been up-to-date to SPSS model 12.0, and comprises new SPSS beneficial properties, together with easy methods to recode information utilizing the visible Bander and the way to learn textual content information utilizing the textual content Import Wizard.

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Let’s recode the academic ability data into a new variable. From the Transform pull-down menu, select Recode, and then select Into Different Variables . . 1. 1 Recode Into Different Variables Dialog Box Select the variable “aa” from the list of available variables on the left, and click the button with the right-hand arrow. Click on the Output Variable Name box, and enter a name for the new variable (such as “aa_new”), and then click on the Output Variable Label box, and enter a label (such as “Recoded Academic Ability”).

Cases may also be listed using the Summarize Cases command in the pull-down menus (this command can also be used to compute certain statistics for variables). To list cases using this command, from the Analyze pull-down menu, select Reports, and then choose Case Summaries . . 11 will appear. ”) Make sure the Display Cases option is selected (it will have a check mark in the box next to the option), and in the Limit cases to first box, enter some small number (like 5 or 10). Since what we are doing at this point is making sure that you have instructed SPSS to correctly perform a computation, it is necessary to list only the first few cases.

In the next column, we see the number of cases that were used in the analysis (since there were no missing data for either variable, all 50 cases have been used in the analyses). Next, we see the minimum and maximum values of the variables (for example, the fewest number of years of parent education is 9, while the most is 20). 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.

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