SPSS 1: Getting Started

SPSS statistical software is a powerful application that can read and analyze data as well as generate reports and graphs. In this first workshop in our SPSS series, you’ll learn how to enter data and import data from other types of files (such as text and Excel files), define variables (defining and labeling codes, selecting appropriate levels of measurement), manipulate data (select cases and split files), transforming data (such as recoding and computing variables), and run descriptive statistics and simple graphs to prepare for more advanced statistical analyses.

Workshop Topics

  • Navigating SPSS
  • Entering and importing data
  • Defining variables
  • Manipulating and transforming data
  • Running descriptive statistics
  • Generating simple graphs
Prerequisites: Understanding of statistical concepts and procedures, including correlation, null hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA and/or regression. We recommend this course to be taken in conjunction with statistics courses at GSU, or soon after taking a statistics course.
Contact: panthertech@gsu.edu


A Research Data Services Workshop
This Workshop is brought to you through partnership with the University Library’s Research Data Services. Learn more at library.gsu.edu/data

If you don’t see a date or time that works for your schedule please check back later for new additions. In the meantime, we encourage you to check out the FREE online training available to the Georgia State community at Lynda.com.

Faculty and Staff members can also request custom technology workshops for department or student groups of 4 or more. Send your request to panthertech@gsu.edu or see Assign Media for web, video or image based projects.