Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics

This course aims to provide a solid grounding in the use of one the world’s most popular analytical packages: SPSS Statistics.  By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate competence in three key areas of analytical proficiency:

  • Importing and formatting data
  • Manipulating and managing files
  • Analysing data and managing results

It’s recommended that students are competent with MS Windows and some understanding of basic data analysis.

Practice Exercises

The course is instructor led with demonstration and practice sessions throughout.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.3opm.
We do not have a dress code. Please come wearing whatever you are most comforable in.
While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. You do not need to bring anything with you. When you book a course all of the following are included:
  • A full colour SPSS course manual.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away (where relevant).
  • Freshly prepared lunch in our onsite cafeteria.
  • Refreshments though out the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced SPSS instructor.
  • Importing spreadsheets and text files
  • Understanding variable types
  • Variable and Value Labels
  • Working with missing values
  • Copying variable formats
  • Defining filters with ‘Select Cases’
  • Creating new variables with the ‘Compute’ procedure
  • Generating separate outputs with the ‘Split File’ command
  • Recoding Variables
  • Creating groups with ‘Visual Binning’
  • Summarising categorical variables with frequencies and bar charts
  • Summarising continuous variables with Descriptives and histograms
  • Understanding simple statistics: Mean, Median, Standard Deviation
  • Uncovering relationships between variables with Crosstabs
  • The concept of significance
  • Using chi-square
  • Comparing groups with the ‘Means’ procedure
  • Modifying Output Tables and Charts
  • Using Table “Looks”
  • Exporting results to other formats (Word, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Introduction to SPSS Syntax