SPSS 1: Getting Started

This workshop is the first of a three-part series on SPSS. SPSS is a statistical software package that is widely used by scientists throughout the social sciences for analysis of quantitative data.

Please note: This workshop focuses on using the point-and-click method for using SPSS; the syntax/code method will be introduced briefly.

Workshop Topics

  • Navigating SPSS
  • Entering and importing data (such as text and Excel files)
  • Defining variables (defining and labeling codes, selecting appropriate levels of measurement)
  • Manipulating and transforming data (selecting cases and splitting files; recoding and computing variables)
  • Running descriptive statistics
  • Generating simple graphs
Prerequisites: None.
Series: This is the first workshop in a three-part series. SPSS 2 is the second, and SPSS 3 is the third. This workshop is for the Windows version of SPSS.

Presenters: Mandy Swygart-Hobaugh, Ph.D., Data Services Librarian, and George Usmanov, Graduate Research Assistant, both members of the Library’s Research Data Services Team.

Contact: aswygarthobaugh@gsu.edu


This is an open, first-come-first-serve workshop. The first 25 people to arrive on time will be able to attend.
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

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